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Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns. Their mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a 501(c)(6) organization, is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of approximately 55,000 members, ACOG strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), a 501(c)(3) organization, is its companion organization.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a professional membership organization of 62,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP)
The mission of the American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP) is to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity. The AAFP and its chapters represent more than 110,600 family physician, resident, and medical student members. Family physicians play a critical role in improving the health of patients, families, and communities across the United States. The AAFP is committed to helping family physicians improve the health of Americans by advancing the specialty of family medicine, saving members’ time, and maximizing the value of membership.

Evidence for the Vitamin K Shot in Newborns – Exclusive Q&A with Rebecca Dekker on her New Research; March 18th, 2014 by Sharon Muza; In Science and Sensibility: A Research Blog About Healthy Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond from Lamaze International.

Evidence for the Vitamin K Shot in Newborns; March 18, 2014 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN of Evidence Based Birth®; In Evidence Based Birth: A blog written by Rebecca Dekker that provides unbiased, evidence-based information on pregnancy and childbirth.
Where We Stand: Administration of Vitamin K
Backed by 60,000 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) member physicians, offers the most reliable, up-to-the-minute health advice for proactive parents and caregivers. The Website includes expert information on more than 300 children’s health topics; an interactive KidsDoc Symptom Checker to help you determine whether or not you need to call the doctor (also available as an iPhone app!); an “Ask the Pediatrician” tool with answers provided by AAP experts; A “Find a Pediatrician” service featuring board-certified, AAP member physicians; Easy-to-use search by keyword, topic, or age; and Tips, tools, schedules, checklists, and more.  To view information AAP posted on their position related to the administration of Vitamin K, click here.