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SMFM Responds to the Senate's Failure to Advance the Women's Health Protection Act
SMFM Responds to the Senate's Failure to Advance the Women's Health Protection Act

Today, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), federal legislation that would have made it a statutory right for people to access abortion care and for clinicians to provide abortion care free from unnecessary medical restrictions and bans, no matter where... Continue Reading

Date posted02/28/2022


Collaborative Care Model Associated with Fewer Racial Disparities in Mental Healthcare for Pregnancy
Collaborative Care Model Associated with Fewer Racial Disparities in Mental Healthcare for Pregnancy

Washington, DC ― The collaborative care model, an evidence-based health intervention that is often used in primary care, has been shown to improve health outcomes for people with depression. It is a team-based approach where a physician collaborates with other professionals, including mental... Continue Reading

Date posted02/5/2022


Pregnant People with Gestational Diabetes at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Problems
Pregnant People with Gestational Diabetes at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Study Looks at Long-Term Effects of Gestational Diabetes on Heart Health Washington, DC ― Research has shown that people who develop diabetes during pregnancy, known as gestational diabetes, are at a greater risk of developing heart problems later in life. However, less is known about the range... Continue Reading

Date posted02/4/2022


Having a Care Manager During Pregnancy Reduces Likelihood of Premature Birth for High-Risk Patients
Having a Care Manager During Pregnancy Reduces Likelihood of Premature Birth for High-Risk Patients

Washington, DC ― Research shows that pregnant people on Medicaid are more likely to have worse pregnancy outcomes, including preterm birth, compared to those who have private insurance. When a baby is born too early — or prematurely — it puts the infant at greater risk of health... Continue Reading

Date posted02/3/2022


High-Quality Diet in Pregnancy is Associated with a Lower Risk of Fetal Growth Restriction
High-Quality Diet in Pregnancy is Associated with a Lower Risk of Fetal Growth Restriction

Washington, DC ― Research has shown that an unhealthy diet during pregnancy can have long-term effects on a child’s health. Now, in a new study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, which is being held... Continue Reading

Date posted02/3/2022


Severity of COVID-19 Does Not Differ According to Trimester
Severity of COVID-19 Does Not Differ According to Trimester

Washington, DC ― Research shows that pregnant people who contract COVID-19 are at increased risk of severe complications, including hospitalization, ventilation, and death, compared to pregnant people without COVID-19. However, little is known about how the timing of COVID-19 infection during... Continue Reading

Date posted02/3/2022


Chewing Sugar-Free Gum Reduced Preterm Births
Chewing Sugar-Free Gum Reduced Preterm Births

Washington, DC ― Each year, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely or preterm (defined as delivery before the 37th week of pregnancy), and this number is rising, according to the World Health Organization. Preterm babies are at greater risk of experiencing serious health... Continue Reading

Date posted02/3/2022


World’s Leading Clinicians and Researchers to Examine Social Determinants of Health
World’s Leading Clinicians and Researchers to Examine Social Determinants of Health

Washington, DC ― It has been well documented by the World Health Organization and others that social determinants of health (SDOH) — a person’s economic and social conditions — can have a major impact on their health, well-being, and quality of life. SDOH also contribute to wide... Continue Reading

Date posted01/25/2022


Pregnancy Experts Reinforce Commitment to People with Diverse Sexual and Gender Identities
Pregnancy Experts Reinforce Commitment to People with Diverse Sexual and Gender Identities

Stress Importance of Using Gender-Inclusive Language to Help Improve Health Outcomes Washington, DC ― The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) today reinforced its commitment to improving health outcomes in obstetric care for all people, including people with diverse sexual and gender... Continue Reading

Date posted01/18/2022