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Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal delivery. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

Normal Delivery

Abnormal Delivery

Preterm Labor/Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes

Procedures/Monitoring

Emergencies

Management of Labor Pain

Postpartum Care and Complications

Breastfeeding

Editorials and Letters

Improving Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care

Other AFP Content

Other Resources from AAFP



Normal Delivery

03/01/2016 Controlled Cord Traction During the Third Stage of Labor [Medicine by the Numbers]
08/01/2015 Management of Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery
02/01/2015 Planning for Labor and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery: Guidelines from the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]
03/01/2014 Antenatal Perineal Massage to Prevent Birth Trauma [Cochrane for Clinicians]
01/15/2011 ACOG Updates Recommendations on Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Delivery [Practice Guidelines]
02/01/2010 Upright vs. Recumbent Maternal Position During First Stage of Labor [Cochrane for Clinicians]
03/15/2006 Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage: Managing the Third Stage of Labor
05/15/2003 Should Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor Be Routine? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
10/15/2007 Predicting the Likelihood of Successful Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery [Point-of-Care Guides] Point of Care
10/01/2002 Caregiver Support for Women During Childbirth: Does the Presence of a Labor-Support Person Affect Maternal-Child Outcomes? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
03/01/1998 Examination of the Placenta

Abnormal Delivery

07/01/2011 Instruments for Assisted Vaginal Delivery [Cochrane for Clinicians]
10/15/2008 Vacuum-Assisted Vaginal Delivery
06/01/2007 Dystocia in Nulliparous Women
12/01/2006 ACOG Recommends that Physicians Restrict Use of Episiotomy [Practice Guidelines]

Preterm Labor/Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes

04/01/2015 Magnesium Sulfate for Prevention of Preterm Birth [Cochrane for Clinicians]
02/15/2010 Preterm Labor
03/01/2007 Are Oral Betamimetics Effective Maintenance Therapies After Threatened Preterm Labor? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
02/15/2006 Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes: Diagnosis and Management Algorithm Patient Education

Procedures/Monitoring

02/15/2016 Labor Induction at Term [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
02/01/2015 Cesarean Delivery: Counseling Issues and Complication Management
09/15/2014 Prostaglandins to Induce Labor in Women with Asthma [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
06/01/2013 Oxytocin Augmentation During Labor with Epidural Analgesia [Cochrane for Clinicians]
09/15/2011 Umbilical Cord Blood: A Guide for Primary Care Physicians Algorithm Patient Education
11/01/2010 Spending Time with Patients in Labor [Curbside Consultation]
12/15/2009 Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring Algorithm Patient Education
10/15/2003 Repair of Obstetric Perineal Lacerations

Emergencies

10/01/2015 Reducing Obstetric Hemorrhage: Recommendations from the National Partnership for Maternal Safety [Practice Guidelines]
03/15/2007 Prevention and Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage Algorithm
04/01/2004 Shoulder Dystocia

Management of Labor Pain

08/01/2012 Epidural Analgesia for Labor Pain [Cochrane for Clinicians]
03/01/2012 Labor Analgesia Patient Education

Postpartum Care and Complications

05/15/2016 Identification and Management of Peripartum Depression new
10/01/2015 ACOG Releases Recommendations on Screening for Perinatal Depression [Practice Guidelines]
06/01/2014 Psychosocial and Psychological Interventions for Preventing Postpartum Depression [Cochrane for Clinicians]
12/15/2011 CDC Updates Recommendations for Contraceptive Use in the Postpartum Period [Practice Guidelines]
12/15/2005 An Approach to the Postpartum Office Visit Patient Education

Breastfeeding

05/01/2015 The Maternal Health Benefits of Breastfeeding [Editorials]
01/01/2015 AAFP Releases Position Paper on Breastfeeding [Practice Guidelines]
02/01/2013 Impact of Breastfeeding Support [Cochrane for Clinicians]
05/15/2010 Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
05/15/2010 Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding [Putting Prevention into Practice]
07/15/2008 Strategies for Breastfeeding Success Patient Education
07/15/2008 Why Can't I Get My Patients to Exclusively Breastfeed Their Babies? [Curbside Consultation]

Editorials and Letters

12/15/2011 Rationale for a 39-Week Elective Delivery Policy [Editorials]
09/15/2011 Umbilical Cord Blood: Importance of Supporting Public Banks [Editorials]
01/15/2011 Increasing Patient Access to VBAC: New NIH and ACOG Recommendations [Editorials]
02/01/2008 Postpartum Appendicitis Presenting as RUQ Pain [Letters to the Editor]

Improving Practice

From Family Practice Management

AAFP's Journal of Practice Improvement

04/01/2005 How to build more maternity care into your practice [Ask FPM]
03/01/2003 Sharing Maternity Care

Patient Education, Self-Care

05/15/2016 Depression During and After Pregnancy: When It's More Than the Baby Blues new Patient Education
03/01/2012 Options for Managing Pain During Labor Patient Education
09/15/2011 Umbilical Cord Blood Patient Education

From FamilyDoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Education Resource

Pregnancy: What to Expect When You're Past Your Due Date
Labor Induction
Breech Babies: What Can I Do if My Baby is Breech?

Other AFP Content

Tips from Other Journals

11/15/2010 Weighing Benefits and Harms of Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery

Other Resources from AAFP

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)
Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO)

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