Publications & Clinical Guidance
SMFM's Board of Directors, Publications Committee, and volunteer leaders have developed a number of resources to guide MFM practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the SMFM COVID-19 Task Force include Bill Grobman, MD, MBA; Mary Norton, MD; Brenna Hughes, MD, MSc; Sindhu Srinivas, MD; Emily Miller, MD, MPH; Naima Joseph, MD, MPH; Christina Han, MD; and Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD. If you have questions about SMFM's recently released publications or clinical guidance, contact Beth Steele.
Provider Considerations for Engaging in COVID-19 Vaccine Counseling With Pregnant and Lactating Patients (April 1, 2021; updated from earlier versions on March 3, December 21 and December 15, 2020) As we make updates to this document, we will highlight new/different content in yellow.
Management Considerations for Pregnant Patients With COVID-19 (February 2, 2021; updated from earlier versions on January 7, 2021 and July 2, June 16; and April 30, 2020). As we make updates to this document, we will highlight new/different content in yellow.
SMFM issues a statement on SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in Pregnancy (December 1, 2020)
SMFM revises Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Pregnancy: What Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialists Need to Know (November 23, 2020; updated from earlier versions on October 26, 7, July 23, June 26, June 16, April 11, and March 17, 2020). As we make updates to this document, we will highlight new/different content in yellow.
SMFM revises COVID-19 Ultrasound Practice Suggestions (October 20, 2020; first issued March 24, 2020). As we make updates to this document, we will highlight new/different content in yellow.
SMFM and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) revise Labor and Delivery COVID-19 Considerations (October 9, 2020; first issued June 16, 2020). As we make updates to this document, we will highlight new/different content in yellow.
SMFM and ACOG update the algorithm Outpatient Assessment and Management for Pregnant Women With Suspected or Confirmed Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (July 20, 2020; first issued April 22, 2020)
SMFM and ACOG issued a joint statement regarding the CDC's recent removal of pregnant people from their webpage that outlines “people who are at higher risk for severe illness” from COVID-19." (April 6, 2020)
SMFM and ACOG wrote a letter to the CDC as a follow-up to a phone conversation regarding PPE for obstetric care personnel in the labor and delivery unit. On the call, SMFM and ACOG expressed concern that CDC guidance is being interpreted to suggest that OB care clinicians need not wear N95 masks and face shields when attending to patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 during the second stage of labor. The CDC clarified their recommendation on the use of such PPE. (March 31, 2020)
SMFM, ACOG, AAFP, and ACNM issue a statement on the safety of birth in hospitals and birth centers (March 30, 2020)
SMFM joined ACOG, the Society for Family Planning, and other national organizations to issue a statement discouraging hospitals from classifying pregnancy termination as an elective procedure in their COVID-19 planning (March 18, 2020)
SMFM joined ACOG, ASRM and others national organizations to provide recommendations for obstetrician-gynecologists regarding the American College of Surgeons’ statement on elective surgery and the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendation that hospitals suspend elective surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic. (March 16, 2020)