Position Statements

Position Statements

Childbearing Loss and Grief Statement

The purpose of this statement is to provide guidance to caregivers who provide services to those who have experienced pain and suffering from a childbearing loss. The statement delineates quality perinatal bereavement care and services and addresses:
1. strategies for helping families deal with perinatal loss.
2. desired outcomes for clients and family members.
3. unique considerations for specific types of loss.

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Folic Acid Statement, 2007

The purpose of this document is to:
1. Inform providers and consumers about the importance of adequate preconceptional folic acid consumption, 400 mcg daily, with respect to its support of healthy birth outcomes.
2. Promote incorporating information about folic acid use into health encounters with women of childbearing age.

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Screening for Prenatal and Postpartum Depression Statement, 2016

Depression screening can improve health outcomes when combined with a system for treatment. This position statement includes the rationale and plan for routine depression screening and treatment of pregnant and postpartum women by health care providers.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Statement, 2014

This paper offers practical guidelines for institutional policies and procedures for the responsible use of neonatal intensive care. The guidelines are intended to support an environment within which the health care team, including parents, can review and discuss the known clinical information, formulate personal and professional opinions, and participate in discussions to reach consensus on the best interest of the infant.

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Pre- and Interconception Care Statement, 2012

The purpose of this document is to:
1. Educate providers about the importance of pre- and interconception care.
2. Promote a continuum of care in the context of a reproductive life plan.
3. Promote pre- and interconception care as a standard of care.

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