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Practice Guidelines

These practice guidelines represent the result of group consensus of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. The protocols may be used by other providers or practitioners as determined useful and/or needed for the care of patients within the following framework:

  • Our practice guidelines are the standard method of practice for our teaching and faculty service OB patients. Deviation from guideline may sometimes be necessary for best medical practice in the care of a particular patient. The use of a practice guideline for patient management is not a replacement for good material judgment. All possible scenarios, issues and situations cannot be anticipated or addressed in a practice guideline or protocol. However, UC OBGYN patients managed outside of practice guidelines must have rationale for any deviation clearly determined and delineated by the provider management team caring for an applicable patient.
  • In publishing these guidelines, no claims or warranties are made regarding accuracy, applicability, suitability of use for other OB physicians or care providers. These protocols were developed and intended for management of patients at the University of Cincinnati, which is a tertiary referral center for perinatal care. They are not intended for use in other facilities, as the use of these guidelines outside of University of Cincinnati may not be appropriately suited for other patient populations or perinatal care facility.
  • Use of any medication or therapy requires familiarity regarding risks, benefits, alternatives, dosage and potential side effects/risks of such treatments. No claim or warranty is made regarding outcome or results. Some recommended treatments may not be FDA approved as specifically indicated therapy - always reference appropriate consultants or resources before applying any treatment to a patient.
  • Please give us feedback regarding our practice guidelines - we are always trying to improve them so we may do the best job we can in treating our patients.
  • We reserve all rights regarding external publication of our protocols or guidelines. Protocols are for internal use only.

If you have already been authorized and agree with the above disclaimer, please click here to access the protocols and educational material.


These tools are intended for use by clinicians trained in the care of obstetrical patients. Each tool includes a link to relevant references and should be used only in a context generalizable from the original study population. The user accepts responsibility for appropriate application of these tools.

Calculator to predict induction success in preeclampsia

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