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Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 8th edition [Paperback]

AAP Committee on Fetus and Newborn and ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice; Editors: Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD, FACOG and Lu-Ann Papile, MD, FAAP; Associate editors: George A. Macones, MD, FACOG and Kristi L. Watterberg, MD, FAAP

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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!


  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-087-9
  • Product Code: MA0823
  • Publication Date: September 15, 2017
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 691
  • Trim Size: 8.38 inches x 5.31 inches x 1 inches
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Availability: In Stock


American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Fetus and Newborn

The Committee on the Fetus and Newborn (COFN) studies issues and current advances in fetal and neonatal care; makes recommendations regarding neonatal practice; collaborates with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to consider perinatal issues on which the practices of obstetrics and pediatrics merge; and works cooperatively with ACOG on new editions of Guidelines for Perinatal Care.


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Obstetric Practice

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Obstetric Practice considers all clinical aspects of the practice of obstetrics (including maternal and fetal medicine) and makes appropriate recommendations regarding needs in the areas of obstetric education, research, and development.

The committee develops state-of-the-art commentaries, such as Committee Opinions, Technology Assessments, and Practice Advisories, on new techniques and their appropriateness for clinical application, and on obstetric subjects related to clinical management as necessary.

The committee oversees the development of Guidelines for Perinatal Care in conjunctions with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP’s) Committee on Fetus and Newborn, and collaborates closely with the other ACOG committees and other organizations such as the American Academy of Family Physicians; the American Society for Anesthesiology, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine; the American College of Nurse-Midwives; the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists.

Contributing Editors


Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD, FACOG

Lu-Ann Papile, MD, FAAP

Associate Editors:

George A. Macones, MD, FACOG

Kristi L. Watterberg, MD, FAAP

4-Star Review!

"I highly recommend this as a practical resource for providers and administrators who are responsible for maternal/fetal and newborn care. This is the kind of book that can be used as a quick resource to check the criteria for provision of care of a mother/fetus or newborn. It may also be used when an organizational group is interested in evaluating or reevaluating their program as well as their referral network for maternal/fetal and neonatal care.”

Joseph Hageman, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)

Doody's Book Review 2018

Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 8th edition [Paperback]

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