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Electronic Fetal Monitoring/Antepartum Fetal Surveillance

Intrapartum FHR Monitoring

  • ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 106: Intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring: nomenclature, interpretation, and general management principles. OBSTET GYNECOL.114(1):192-202.

Management of Intrapartum Fetal Heart Race Tracings

  • Practice Bulletin No. 116: Management of Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Tracings. Obstetrics & Gynecology.116(5):1232-1240.

Antepartum Fetal Surveillance

  • Practice Bulletin No. 145: Antepartum Fetal Surveillance. Obstetrics & Gynecology.124(1):182-192.


Early Labor Management

  • Neal JL, Lamp JM, Buck JS, Lowe NK, Gillespie SL, Ryan SL. Outcomes of Nulliparous Women With Spontaneous Labor Onset Admitted to Hospitals in Preactive Versus Active Labor. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health.59(1):28-34.

Third Trimester Bleeding: Visit Chapter 20 "Vaginal Bleeding in Pregnancy"

Hypertension in Pregnancy

  • Hypertension in Pregnancy: Executive Summary. Obstetrics & Gynecology.122(5):1122-1131.

Preterm Labor

Management of Preterm Labor

  • Simhan HN. Practice Bulletin No. 171: Management of Preterm Labor. OBSTET GYNECOL.128(4):e155-e164.

Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth

  • Committee on Practice Bulletins-Obstetrics. The American College of Practice Bulletins-Obstetrics. The American College of Obstetricians, Gynecologists. Practice Bulletin No. 130: Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth. Obstetrics & Gynecology.120(4):964-973.

Premature Rupture of Membranes

Premature Rupture of Membranes

  • Ehsanipoor R. Practice Bulletin No. 172: Premature Rupture of Membranes. OBSTET GYNECOL.128(4):e165-e177.

Cervical Ripening/Induction of Labor

Induction of Labor
  • ACOG practice bulletin no. 107: Induction of labor. OBSTET GYNECOL.114(2):386-397.

Suggested Readings

Postpartum Pain

  • Eshkevari, L. , Trout, K. K. and Damore, J. (2013), Management of Postpartum Pain. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 58: 622-631.

Shoulder Dystocia

  • Practice Bulletin No 178: Shoulder Dystocia. Obstetrics & Gynecology.129(5):e123-e133.

Postpartum Hemorrhage

  • ACOG practice bulletin no. 76: Postpartum hemorrhage. OBSTET GYNECOL.108(4):1039-1046.

Trial of Labor After Cesarean (TOLAC)

  • American College of O, Gynecologists CoO, Gynecologists. ACOG Practice bulletin no. 115: Vaginal birth after previous cesarean delivery. OBSTET GYNECOL.116(2):450-463.

Perineal Laceration Prevention

  • Practice Bulletin No. 165: Prevention and Management of Obstetric Lacerations at Vaginal Delivery. OBSTET GYNECOL.128(1):e1-e15.