Health News, Obstetrics & Gynecology

ACOG Recommends Counseling of ART Patients Regarding the Risks of Multiple Gestations

Washington, DC -- The single biggest risk to babies conceived by assisted reproductive technology (ART) is multiple gestation (i.e. twins, triplets, or more) according to a new Committee Opinion issued today from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). ACOG stresses that this risk can be effectively managed by limiting the number of embryos transferred. Additionally, the Committee Opinion suggests ART patients should be counseled about the risks of adverse outcomes associated with multiple pregnancies including poor infant outcome, low birth weight, and prematurity.

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ACOG Encourages Ob-Gyns to Address the Health Risks of Obesity in Women

Washington, DC -- The sharp increase in obesity in the US prompts The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to recommend evaluating all women for obesity. With approximately one-third of US women classified as obese¬ódefined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30¬óobesity is the fastest growing health problem in the US. It is viewed within the ob-gyn specialty as one of the leading health problems confronting women today.

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ACOG Issues Guidance to Ob-Gyns on Impact of Obesity During Pregnancy

Washington, DC -- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today released its first committee opinion on obesity during pregnancy, a paramount issue as one-third of adult women in the US are obese. The ACOG document, "Obesity in Pregnancy," explains the known risks that obesity poses to pregnant women and their babies and is published in the September issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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