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ACOG Practice Bulletin, Number 17, June 2000 (Replaces Technical Bulletin Number 196, August 1994)

  title={ACOG Practice Bulletin, Number 17, June 2000 (Replaces Technical Bulletin Number 196, August 1994)},
  • Published 2011
This Practice Bulletin was developed by the ACOG Committee on Practice Bulletins— Obstetrics with the assistance of Michael Belfort, MD. The information is designed to aid practitioners in making decisions about appropriate obstetric and gynecologic care. These guidelines should not be construed as dictating an exclusive course of treatment or procedure. Variations in practice may be warranted based on the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or… Expand

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