Surprising Tips for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum | Dr. Holly Cummings

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Surprising Tips for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum | Dr. Holly Cummings

June 28, 2021

Surprising Tips for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum | Dr. Holly Cummings

Have you ever wondered how guidelines are set for the care that you should receive by your doctor during your pregnancy at childbirth, and then after you deliver your child? The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, otherwise known as ACOG, do set those guidelines, and they recently updated the information on their seventh edition book that you can find on Amazon, Your Pregnancy and Childbirth

I interviewed OB GYN Dr. Holly Cummings, a Assistant Profession of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at U Penn, who answers some of the questions around some of the surprising guidelines and how they came about and the role that women should play to ensure that they have a successful and healthy pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care. 

We cover:

  • Updates to when your first postpartum visit should be
  • Supplementation required when breastfeeding
  • Pitocin versus natural ways to induce
  • How to avoid prolapse and incontinence
  • Folic acid vs. methylated folate
  • Healthcare disparities

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More about ACOG
ACOG is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women, comprised of over 60,000 members. For more than 60 years, ACOG has written the medical guidelines that obstetricians-gynecologists and other medical professionals use when caring for women. “Your Pregnancy and Childbirth” is unlike anything else on the market, with recommendations supported by ACOG’s clinical guidance and the everyday experiences of obstetricians-gynecologists who have cared for millions of pregnant women. 

**The information shared by Fempower Health is not medical advice but for information purposes to enable you to have more effective conversations with your doctor.  Always talk to your doctor before making health-related decisions. 

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