Posts Tagged ACOG

New Guidelines for Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery


While the cesarean section rate has risen to 1 in 3 births, there has not been a concurrent rise in improved maternal and neonatal outcomes. Research data show that variation in practice affects the cesarean section rate in different regions. In March 2014 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) […]

ACOG Redefines “Full Term” Pregnancy


In a November 2013 Committee Opinion, ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have recommended the use of “full term” to designate pregnancies between 39 0/7 weeks and 40 6/7 weeks gestation. This recommendation came from a work group convened to address the variance in neonatal outcomes resulting from pregnancies […]

FPQC’s Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) Launched


  On October 30, 2013, over 100 individuals from 31 Florida hospitals and 4 North Carolina hospitals met at Winter Park Memorial Hospital to begin an 18 month initiative designed to reduce the incidence and severity of obstetric hemorrhage. Attendees from the hospitals participating in the OHI came in teams of […]