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Being Exposed to Wildfire Smoke Increases Risk of Going into Labor Prematurely
Being Exposed to Wildfire Smoke Increases Risk of Going into Labor Prematurely

San Francisco, Calif. ― The detrimental effects of poor air quality on a person’s health are well documented. In pregnant people, research has shown that poor air quality, such as smog, can lead to a number of adverse outcomes, including preterm birth (PTB), one of the leading causes of... Continue Reading

Date posted02/11/2023


Study of FDA-cleared Device to Treat Postpartum Hemorrhage Finds Device Highly Safe and Effective
Study of FDA-cleared Device to Treat Postpartum Hemorrhage Finds Device Highly Safe and Effective

Novel Device Offers Care Teams Another Way to Manage this Potentially Life-threatening Condition San Francisco, Calif. ― Postpartum hemorrhage — severe bleeding after childbirth — is a leading cause of maternal deaths worldwide. There have been few innovations in treatment in recent... Continue Reading

Date posted02/10/2023


Single Dose of Antibiotic Given During Labor Significantly Reduced Risk of Maternal Death or Sepsis
Single Dose of Antibiotic Given During Labor Significantly Reduced Risk of Maternal Death or Sepsis

San Francisco, Calif. ― Sepsis — a severe infection in the body that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death — is among the top causes of maternal deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is a life-threatening emergency that is largely... Continue Reading

Date posted02/9/2023


People Who Use Cannabis Early in Pregnancy Are At Increased Risk of Poor Pregnancy Outcomes
People Who Use Cannabis Early in Pregnancy Are At Increased Risk of Poor Pregnancy Outcomes

San Francisco, Calif. ― As more states legalize marijuana for recreational use, researchers are looking into the potential health effects of cannabis use during pregnancy. In a new study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy... Continue Reading

Date posted02/9/2023


Doctors and Advocates React to Release of Texas Maternal Mortality Review Committee Report
Doctors and Advocates React to Release of Texas Maternal Mortality Review Committee Report

AUSTIN, TX – Yesterday, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (MMMRC) jointly released a report containing the MMMRC’s findings and recommendations for addressing the state’s maternal health crisis.... Continue Reading

Date posted12/16/2022


Obstetric Care Professionals Urge: The Time for Influenza Vaccination is Now
Obstetric Care Professionals Urge: The Time for Influenza Vaccination is Now

Flu season is here, and many parts of the country are already seeing unprecedented levels of influenza-like illness and confirmed influenza infection. That is why, collectively, the American Academy of Family Physicians; American College of Nurse-Midwives; American College of Obstetricians and... Continue Reading

Date posted11/23/2022


Utah medical professionals support the right to legal abortion
Utah medical professionals support the right to legal abortion

Utah law removes women from their proper role as decision makers Comprehensive reproductive health care includes abortion care. There is ample evidence that timely access to safe and legal abortion improves health outcomes, and barriers to access worsen outcomes. These harms have an especially... Continue Reading

Date posted08/13/2022


SMFM Joined 75+ Health Care Groups to Oppose Legislative Interference in Patient-Clinician Affairs
SMFM Joined 75+ Health Care Groups to Oppose Legislative Interference in Patient-Clinician Affairs

Washington, D.C.—The following is a statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association, joined by the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine; American Academy of Family Physicians; American Academy of Nursing; American Academy of... Continue Reading

Date posted07/7/2022


Maternal Health Specialists Issue Joint Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
Maternal Health Specialists Issue Joint Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

As organizations representing health care professionals specializing in the provision of maternal care, we join together to denounce the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This decision promises to severely limit many of our members' ability to provide high-quality,... Continue Reading

Date posted06/24/2022


Pregnancy Experts Warn, Restricting Access to Abortion Care Harms Women and Families
Pregnancy Experts Warn, Restricting Access to Abortion Care Harms Women and Families

June 24, 2022, Washington, DC – The Society for Maternal-Fetal (SMFM) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case in which the State of Mississippi asked the Supreme Court to uphold its 15- week... Continue Reading

Date posted06/24/2022


SMFM Responds to Leaked Supreme Court Documents Suggesting the Court Will Roll Back Abortion Rights
SMFM Responds to Leaked Supreme Court Documents Suggesting the Court Will Roll Back Abortion Rights

Washington, DC – The Society for Maternal-Fetal (SMFM) released the following statement in response to news reports that the Supreme Court will strike down Roe v. Wade, which guarantees federal constitutional protections to abortion and a subsequent decision – Planned Parenthood v.... Continue Reading

Date posted05/3/2022


SMFM Responds to the Published Results of the CHAP Trial
SMFM Responds to the Published Results of the CHAP Trial

Washington, DC – The Society for Maternal-Fetal (SMFM) released the following statement in response to the published results of “Treatment for Mild Chronic Hypertension during Pregnancy,” in the New England Journal of Medicine. “SMFM has supported the 2019 guidelines from... Continue Reading

Date posted04/2/2022