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Summary of SMFM Consult Series #58: Use of antenatal corticosteroids for individuals at risk for late preterm delivery

March 28, 2022

This Consult has been endorsed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and replaces the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) Statement #4, Implementation of the use of antenatal corticosteroids in the late preterm birth period in women at risk for preterm delivery, August 2016.

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, 7th Edition: Protocol 56 - Shoulder Dystocia

December 09, 2020

All healthcare providers attending vaginal deliveries must be prepared to handle this unpredictable obstetric emergency. Knowledge of the maneuvers employed for alleviation of shoulder dystocia is relevant not only for obstetric residents and attending house staff, but also for family practitioners, nurses, and nurse midwives. The reported incidence varies in the literature, ranging from 0.2% to 3.0%.