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Volume 42, Issue 11
Publication date: May 1, 2017
Expiration date: May 1, 2020

Managing Labor by the New ACOG Guidelines--Why and How
Jennifer L. Bailit, MD, MPH (Moderator)
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Physician Executive, Practice Management and Provider Integration; Service Line Medical Administrator, Women and Children’s Health and Wellness, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Aaron B. Caughey, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Associate Dean for Women’s Health Research & Policy, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

Sarah E. Little, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harvard Medical School; Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Explain how labor curve definitions have changed over the last 50+ years.
2. Discuss when to intervene in abnormal latent or active labor.
3. Describe how labor is managed differently in women with a high body mass index (BMI).
4. Discuss how an induction changes labor management.
5. Discuss how a trial of labor after cesarean delivery changes labor management.
6. Discuss considerations in how to approach a second-stage arrest.
7. Describe considerations related to delivering a second twin.

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