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Practice Issues
 
ACOG CODING UPDATES ARE AVAILABLE FROM ACOG. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION FOR YOUR OFFICE AND PRACTICE.
 
CLICK HERE for the ACOG CODING WEBSITE
 
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MARCH OF DIMES
 
March of Dimes
 
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Information for Parents of Newborn Children - FREE FROM DSHS
Information for Parents of Newborn Children

During the 2005 regular legislative session, legislators passed SB 316, which requires hospitals, birthing centers, physicians, nurse-midwives, and midwives who provide prenatal care to pregnant women during gestation or at delivery to provide the woman and the father of the infant or other adult caregiver for the infant with a resource pamphlet that includes information on postpartum depression, shaken baby syndrome, immunizations and newborn screening. DSHS has been directed to develop this brochure and make it available in English and Spanish on the Internet and for distribution.

DSHS is to update the information on a regular basis. In addition, it must be documented in the client's chart that she received this information and the documentation must be retained for a minimum of five years. It is recommended that the information be given twice, once at the first prenatal visit and again after delivery.

You can get this brochure in .pdf format by downloading it from here:

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mch/Parents_of_newborn.shtm

or click on the link below to go to the website.

 
CLICK HERE for Parents of Newborn Children Brochure
 
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CLICK HERE for link to TDH Postpartum Depression Resource Site
 
CLICK HERE for link to TDH "WOMEN'S RIGHT TO KNOW" Site
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