SMFM Press Room
If you are a member of the media in need of information about high-risk pregnancies or the Society, please contact Kerri Wade via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at + 1 (202) 517-6121. SMFM staff can direct you to physicians who are expert sources in a wide variety of pregnancy-related issues. The press office is open Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET.
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2020 Press Releases & Public Statements
- February 12: Leading Experts in Genetics and Pregnancy Announce the Creation of a New Consortium
- February 7: Study Confirms Socioeconomic Factors May Not Be the Only Cause of Higher Preterm Birth Rates for Black Women and Women of Mixed Black and White Race
- February 7: Study Reveals Virtual Reality Reduces Pain During Childbirth
- February 6: New Study Shows Pregnancy-Related Deaths in Hospitals on the Decline, Deaths at Home on the Rise
- February 6: Study Indicates All Women Should be Educated After Childbirth About the Signs and Symptoms of High Blood Pressure
- February 6: Women with Low Health Literacy More Likely to Encounter Worse Pregnancy Outcomes
- January 16: Leading Experts in High-Risk Pregnancy Launch a New Program Focused on Reproductive Health
SMFM in the News
- New York Times (February 12): Virtual Reality May Help Relieve Pain During Childbirth
- Chicago Tribune (February 11): Depression Affects 1 in 5 Pregnant and Postpartum Women. A Northwestern Program is Gaining National Attention for Tackling the Issue.
- Medscape (February 11): Fewer Postpartum Opioids Won't Hinder Pain Control
- MedPage (February 9): No Difference in Outcomes with Ultrasound-Guided Trial of Labor
- MedPage (February 9): Labor Induction Calculator Cuts Maternal Morbidity Rates
- MedPage (February 9): Short Course of Furosemide Cuts Higher Post-Partum BP Rates
- MedPage Today (February 9): Obesity Impacts Intrapartum Penicillin Dose for Group B Strep
- MedPage Today (February 9): Preterm Birth Still an Issue for Well-Off Women of Color
- Good Morning America (February 8): Wearing a Virtual Reality Headset Eases the Pain of Labor, New Study Finds
- Augusta Chronicle (February 8): Health Literacy Leads to Better Outcomes for Baby and Mom
- Medscape (February 7): Women in Labor Sport VR Headsets to Ease Pain
- MedPage (February 7): Study: Mom's Low Health Literacy Puts Herself and Her Newborn at Risk
- Wear Your Voice (February 6): For Black and Native Women, Doulas Can Prevent Deaths
- Physician's Briefing (February 6): Pregnancy-Related Deaths Down in U.S. Health Care Settings
- MedPage Today (February 6): During Labor, Timing of 2nd-Stage Pushing Doesn't Affect Risk for Pelvic Disorders
- Medical XPress (February 6): All Women Should be Educated after Childbirth about High Blood Pressure
- Physicians Briefing (February 6): Many Women Readmitted for De Novo Postpartum Hypertension
- News Medical (February 6): All Women Need to be Educated about Postpartum Hypertension
- Drugs.Com (February 6): Pregnancy-Related Deaths Down in U.S. Health Care Settings
- MD Magazine (January 23): The Birth of a New Decade: Will We Finally Improve Maternal Care in the US?
- Nevada Current (January 22): There’s So Much Nevada Doesn’t Know about Maternal Mortality
- Medical News Today (January 17): What are the Risks of Using Castor Oil to Induce Labor?
- Duke Health (January 14): SMFM Publishes Consult Series on Fetal Anomalies
- MedicineNet (January 12): Conceiving Despite IUD Use is Tied to Higher Odds for Pregnancy Complications
- ObGyn News (January 10): 2020 Update on Obstetrics