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New Study Finds Roughly 1 in 10 Pregnant People Will Develop Long COVID
New Study Finds Roughly 1 in 10 Pregnant People Will Develop Long COVID

National Harbor, MD. ― While there is a growing body of research about the long-term effects of COVID in the general adult population, little research has been done on the long-term impacts on those who get COVID while pregnant.In a new study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal... Continue Reading

Date posted02/12/2024


Study Finds Antibiotic is a Cost-Saving Treatment for Reducing Maternal Sepsis, Death, in Developing
Study Finds Antibiotic is a Cost-Saving Treatment for Reducing Maternal Sepsis, Death, in Developing

National Harbor, MD. ― Sepsis, a severe infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death, isone of the top three causes of maternal deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Thelife-threatening emergency is largely preventable with early diagnosis and... Continue Reading

Date posted02/12/2024


Olympic Athlete and Maternal Health Advocate Allyson Felix to be Honored by SMFM on Feb. 12
Olympic Athlete and Maternal Health Advocate Allyson Felix to be Honored by SMFM on Feb. 12

WHO: The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) is the medical professional society for maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) subspecialists, obstetricians with additional training in high-risk pregnancies. WHAT: At its annual Pregnancy Meeting, SMFM will honor Olympic athlete Allyson Felix with an... Continue Reading

Date posted02/7/2024


FDA Announces the Importation of a New Medication for the Treatment of Syphilis
FDA Announces the Importation of a New Medication for the Treatment of Syphilis

Extencilline (Benzylpenicillin Benzathine) will be Available to Address the Shortage of Bicillin-LA January 17, 2024 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the importation of a medication to address the ongoing shortage of Bicillin-LA, a medication used to treat syphilis in... Continue Reading

Date posted01/17/2024


Leading Preeclampsia Advocates Partner to Launch New Educational Resources
Leading Preeclampsia Advocates Partner to Launch New Educational Resources

January 9, 2024 – Melbourne Fla. ― Today, the Preeclampsia Foundation (PF) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) unveiled a new “Make Preeclampsia History” patient experience visualization tool.Preeclampsia, a life-threatening hypertensive disorder of pregnancy that... Continue Reading

Date posted01/9/2024


Nation’s Doctors To Texas Supreme Court: Ms. Cox Must Be Permitted to Obtain an Abortion
Nation’s Doctors To Texas Supreme Court: Ms. Cox Must Be Permitted to Obtain an Abortion

Physician groups tell court that pregnant woman “should not be compelled to endure the continued health risks posed by her pregnancy and the risk to future fertility should she be forced to carry her pregnancy to term” This morning, the American College of Obstetricians and... Continue Reading

Date posted12/11/2023


Pregnancy Experts Applaud Massachusetts Efforts to Reduce Maternal Deaths
Pregnancy Experts Applaud Massachusetts Efforts to Reduce Maternal Deaths

Budget Provides Additional Support for the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee Massachusetts governor, Maura Healey, signed into law the Commonwealth’s fiscal year 2024 budget on August 9, 2023, which included an additional $350,000 to support the Massachusetts’... Continue Reading

Date posted08/15/2023


Pregnancy Experts Warn, Idaho Policies Compromise the Health of Women and Families
Pregnancy Experts Warn, Idaho Policies Compromise the Health of Women and Families

As organizations representing healthcare professionals that specialize in obstetrics and women’s health, we call on the Idaho State legislature to reinstate the state’s crucial Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC). State and local MMRCs are widely recognized as essential bodies... Continue Reading

Date posted07/24/2023


Pregnancy Experts Condemn Indiana Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Abortion Ban
Pregnancy Experts Condemn Indiana Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Abortion Ban

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) issued the following statement in response to the Indiana Supreme Court ruling on Friday, June 30, to uphold the state’s abortion ban in the case of Members of the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, et al., v. Planned Parenthood Great... Continue Reading

Date posted07/6/2023


ACOG, SMFM Call for the Supreme Court to Restore Access to Mifepristone
ACOG, SMFM Call for the Supreme Court to Restore Access to Mifepristone

The following is a statement from Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD, FACOG, President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Anthony Sciscione, DO, FACOG, President of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine: “Mifepristone is a safe, effective medication. The ongoing legal... Continue Reading

Date posted04/13/2023


SMFM Supports Ohio Ballot Initiative to Protect Access to Reproductive Health
SMFM Supports Ohio Ballot Initiative to Protect Access to Reproductive Health

February 21, 2023, Washington, DC - Today, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) announced its endorsement of a ballot initiative that would protect access to evidence-based reproductive health care for individuals and families living in Ohio. “SMFM is proud to support our... Continue Reading

Date posted02/21/2023


Pregnant People who Deliver Large Babies Are At Increased Risk of Developing Diabetes Later in Life
Pregnant People who Deliver Large Babies Are At Increased Risk of Developing Diabetes Later in Life

San Francisco, Calif. ― Studies show that diabetes in pregnancy — also known as gestational diabetes — puts a pregnant person at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life. Gestational diabetes is also a common cause of babies who are large-for-gestational age (LGA). LGA... Continue Reading

Date posted02/11/2023