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Research Update: ACOG Advises No Longer Laboring Down and Support of Family-Centered Cesareans | DONA International
In January 2019, ACOG updated their groundbreaking committee opinion, with a changed recommendation that concerned pushing with an epidural. “Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth 2019” now recommends birthing people not labor down with an epidural but rather begin pushing when they are completely dilated. Additionally, ACOG included recommendations for Labor & Birth units offering components of family-centered cesareans.