The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – ACOG – WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS
COMMITTEE OPINION Number 559 • April 2013 (Reaffirmed 2017).
Committee on Obstetric Practice
This Committee Opinion was developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Obstetric Practice in collaboration with committee members Meredith L. Birsner, MD and T. Flint Porter, MD.
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