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Labor and Delivery Introduction

Why write an online book for Obstetrics?

Our specialty updates quickly and with each new guideline and study, the practice of referring to textbooks, or the “little red book” we carried around as residents, is quickly becoming obsolete. Collating and organizing new data, updating algorithms and imparting a given research study’s clinical impact is time consuming.

When you need information – a protocol, a dose, or a differential – what better place to find it than on your phone, and in your pocket, updated in real-time. We hope all obstetric practitioners – physicians, midwives and all those working in Obstetrics and Gynecology – find the information in the L&D Book essential and practical. Our integration with The ObG Project allows us to provide real-time, simultaneous updates, so you’ll know when a relevant new practice bulletin or landmark study is published, the corresponding entry will be refreshed. Lastly, you can be assured that all entries are written by us, practicing ObGyns with multiple years of labor floor experience, based on professional guidelines, and edited by the trusted team at The ObG Project.

All the best,

Jane and Rebecca


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Jane van Dis

Jane van Dis, MD, FACOG

Dr. van Dis is an Ob Hospitalist, Medical Director at Maven, CEO of Equity Quotient, and Co-Founder of TIMES UP Healthcare. She received her undergraduate degree at Reed College, her medical degree at Sanford School of Medicine at the U of South Dakota, and an ObGyn residency at UCLA. She advises multiple women’s health start-ups and loves the intersection of women’s entrepreneurship and ObGyn. Dr. van Dis helps admin the non-profit OB Mom Group. She recently edited Bumpin: The Modern Guide to Pregnancy and is a single mom to twins, and loves gardening and reading. 


Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su

Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su, MD, MCSE, NCMP

Dr. Dunsmoor-Su is a generalist ObGyn with a background in academic medicine, medical education and ObGyn hospitalist work.  She received her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College and her MD and master’s degrees at Univ. of Pennsylvania Perelmen School of Medicine.  She did her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a generalist ObGyn at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington where she serves as the Medical Director for Menopause and is also the Chief Medical Officer for Gennev.  She is finishing her term on the editorial board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2020. She is mother to two young women (16 and 20) and supports her husband in his mid-career shift away from clinical medicine. In her spare time she enjoys walking and kayaking in the outdoors in Seattle, cooking, and traveling.

Together, Drs. van Dis and Dunsmoor-Su are Co-Founders of OB Best Practice.