Guidelines for Perinatal Care

Guidelines for Perinatal Care
8th Ed.
2017 © American Academy of Pediatrics & The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Lu-Ann Papile, MD, FAAP; Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD, FACOG
ISBN-10: 1-61002-087-1 / ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-087-9 (AAP) / ISBN-13: 978-1-934984-69-7 (ACOG)
eISBN-10: 1-61002-088-X / eISBN-13: 978-1-61002-088-6
Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology


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 in the 8th edition:

  • • 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 Inter-hospital 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!

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Essential Purchase Title (EPT)
Specialty Score: 3 Health Sciences - Pediatrics & 2.53 Nursing - Perinatal
Go to Doody's Review page

Table of Contents

Similar Resources