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Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 8th Edition

By AAP Committee on Fetus and Newborn and ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice
Edited by Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD, FACOG, Lu-Ann Papile, MD, FAAP and George A. Macones, MD, FACOG

Significantly revised and updated, the new 8th edition of this bestselling manual provides the latest recommendations on quality care of pregnant women, their fetuses, and their newborn infants.

Jointly developed by the AAP and ACOG, this unique resource addresses the full spectrum of perinatal medicine from obstetric and pediatric standpoints.

New section on suggested levels of maternal care from birth centers to level IV institutions

New sections on screening for preterm delivery risk added to chapter on antepartum care

New topics covered include the timing of cord clamping, the need (or not) for bedrest, and updates in hypertension.

Guidance regarding postpartum contraception recommendations has been expanded

New sections on mosquito-borne illnesses (including Zika)

New section infections with high risk infection control issues

Updated recommendations on neonatal resuscitation, screening and management of hyperbilirubinemia, and neonatal drug withdrawal.

Topics include:

Organization of Perinatal Health Care

Inpatient Perinatal Care Services

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Maternal and Neonatal Interhospital Transfer

Preconception Care

Antepartum Care

Intrapartum Care of the Mother

Postpartum Care of the Mother

Medical and Obstetric Complications

Care of the Newborn

Neonatal Complications and Management of High-Risk Infants

Perinatal Infections

Infection Control

And more!

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