"Unfortunately, it often takes many years before health care providers reliably carry out the recommendations of professional organizations. So, it is important for pregnant women themselves to become informed and take an active role in securing high-quality care for themselves and their babies. This fact sheet summarizes the new guidance to help pregnant women understand and discuss ACOG’s recommendations with their maternity care providers and make informed decisions about safe, effective care. The fact sheet ends with trustworthy resources for learning more and helping women get the care that is right for themselves and their newborns." Read more here.