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Rationale for a 39-Week Elective Delivery Policy - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2011 - Several organizations have called for obstetric care professionals to decrease the number of elective (non-medically indicated) deliveries before an estimated gestational age of 39 weeks to prevent iatrogenic neonatal harm. Approximately one out of every three births in the United ...

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Increasing Patient Access to VBAC: New NIH and ACOG Recommendations - Editorials - ...

Jan 15, 2011 - The increasing rate of cesarean deliveries and the lack of access to TOLAC have created a major public health concern. Maternal morbidity and mortality seem to be increasing in the United States, partly as a result of the increase in repeat cesarean deliveries.

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The ALSO Article Series - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2004 - ...CHARLES J. CARTER, M.D.Atlanta Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Morrow, Georgia BARBARA APGAR, M.D., M.S.University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, Michigan Am Fam Physician. 2004 Apr 1;69(7):1610-1613. In this issue of American Family Physician, we begin an article...

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Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - ...Georgetown University School of Medicine Washington, D.C Am Fam Physician. 2001 Sep 15;64(6):931-932. Related Article Family physicians, as doctors of women and children, are in the ideal position to promote and support breastfeeding. The American Academy of Family Physicians'...

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Vacuum Extraction: A Necessary Skill - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2000 - ...state unequivocally that vacuum should be applied intermittently—on during contractions, off between contractions—and for a specified number of pulls, minutes or pop-offs. One randomized, controlled trial12 using the M-type cup helps answer this question, showing no difference in...

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Why Are We Using Electronic Fetal Monitoring? - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - ...However, more recently, a number of systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials have been published that do not support the routine use of EFM, especially in low-risk women.2–5 The data show that neurologic abnormalities are not caused by intermittent episodes of asphyxia...

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