If you are a member of the media in need of information about maternal-fetal medicine or the Society, please contact Kerri Wade via email at email@example.com 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.
- February 27, 2018: Dr. Mark Clapp Will Study an OB Quality Measure that Aims to Better Balance Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes
- February 20, 2018: Dr. Lorie Harper Will Study Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Pregnant Women
- February 14, 2018: SMFM Issues a Call to Action: Pregnant Women Must be Considered in Ongoing Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
- February 1, 2018: Induced Labor After 39 Weeks in Healthy Women May Reduce the Need for Cesarean Birth
- January 30, 2018: MFM Researchers Advance Understanding of Preterm Birth
- January 29, 2018: Low Cost, Easy to Administer Drug May Be the Key to Preventing Maternal Deaths
- January 27, 2018: Leading Experts in High-Risk Pregnancy to Gather in Dallas: Cutting Edge Research and Events to Support the Dallas Community are Planned
- January 26, 2018: SMFM, ACOG, and ASAM Gather to Discuss Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy
- January 9, 2018: SMFM Issues a Position Statement with the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and the Perinatal Quality Foundation on Genome Sequencing for Fetal Diagnosis
View select press releases from 2017 here.
SMFM in the News
- Duke University School of Medicine (June 27): Jeffrey A. Kuller Co-authors SMFM Position Statement in AJOG
- KCUR Kansas City Public Radio (June 1): Hard To Tell If Kansas is Lowering C-Section Rates
- Science News (May 31): Guidelines Call for Limits to Whole Genome Testing for Fetuses
- Fierce Pharma (May 21): UCB Sponsors Drive for Clinical Care Standard for Pregnant IBD Patients
- Healio (May 18): AGA Working Group to Address Myths about IBD, Pregnancy
- Medscape (May 17): Saving Black Mother's Lives
- Healio (May 17): Ten Important Recent Studies about Women’s Health
- CNN (May 14): US Stillbirths and Newborn Deaths Down 11.5%, Study Says
- The Hill (May 12): America Can Be a Difficult Place to Be a Mother
- Medscape (May 4): Lively Debate Over Cesarean Risk after Induction of Labor
- Psych Congress Network (April 25): Postpartum Care Should Begin During Pregnancy
- The Hill (April 19): Maternal Death Rates Keep Rising in US, Raising Scrutiny
- Healio (April 9): New Preeclampsia Screening Method Outperforms Existing UK Guidelines
- Korea Biomedical Review (April 6): Pregnant Women with Severe Morning Sickness Risk Having Low Birth Weight Infants
- Clinical Practice Today (March 13): SMFM Summarizes Guidelines for HCV Screening and Management During Pregnancy
- Marin Independent Journal (March 11): Many Women Can Have a Vaginal Birth Even After a C-section
- KFYR Bismark (March 9): Study Shows Inducing Labor Reduces C-section, Respiratory Treatments
- The Virginian-Pilot (March 9): A Hampton Roads Woman was Born to a Drug Addict. She's Urging Pregnant Women to Get Treatment.
- Harvard Heath (March 7): Inducing Labor: A Way to Avoid A Cesarean?
- KDKA Pittsburgh (March 6): New Study Examines Health Effects of Inducing Labor for Pregnant Women
- Medscape (Feb 28): Pregnancy Apps: Your Patients Use Them - Are You Up to Speed?
- Ob.Gyn News (Feb 26): Maternal Hypertension QI Initiative Cuts Severe Morbidity by 41%
- Greenville News (Feb 19): C-Sections Not More Likely in Induced Births, New Research Shows
- The Herald Times (Feb 18): New Study Suggests Induced Labor at 39 Weeks May Reduce C-Section Risk
- Deseret News (Feb 17): New Study Says Induced Labor May Shave Weeks off Pregnancy for Some Moms
- WBUR Boston (Feb 16): New Research Shifts Thinking on Pregnancy Dilemma: Induce Labor at 39 Weeks?
- Contemporary ObGyn (Feb 13): Drug Used for Menorrhagia may Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage
- Ob.Gyn. News (Feb 12): TRAAP Trial Looks at Tranexamic Acid to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage after Vaginal Delivery
- Medscape (Feb 12): Cesarean Rates Lower with Induced Labor vs Expectant Management
- ObGyn News (Feb 9): Prenatal Betamethasone Could Save Millions in Care Costs for Women At Risk of Late Preterm Delivery
- McGovern Medical School (Feb 8): Blackwell Named President of SMFM
- Healio (Feb 7): Induced Labor at 39 Weeks May reduce Need for Cesarean Delivery
- UT Southwestern (February 6): Should More Pregnant Women Be Induced
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette (February 5): In 'Dogma Challenging' Study, Early Results Find Induced Labor for First-Time Moms may Reduce C-sections
- MedPage Today (February 5): Babies Born with NAS Have Smaller Head Circumference
- Prevent Accreta Foundation (February 5): New Research on Labor Induction Creates Controversy
- MedPage Today (February 5): CSF Inflammatory Cytokines Linked to Perinatal Depression
- MedPage Today (February 4): Torsemide Fails to Stem Post-Partum Hypertension
- MedPage Today (February 4): Educational Tool Boosts Cervical Length Screening
- MedPage Today (February 3): Tranexamic Acid Cuts Risk of Postpartum Hemorrhage
- MedPage Today (February 2): Induction of Labor at 39 Weeks May Reduce the Rate of C-Sections
- Medical Xpress (February 1): Induced Labor after 39 Weeks in Healthy Women may Reduce the Need for Cesarean Birth
- ABP Live (January 31): Researchers Advance the Understanding of Preterm Birth
- Deccan Chronicle (January 31): New Groundbreaking Research on Preterm Birth Sheds Light on Risk Factors
- Texas Tribune (January 17): A Shrinking Number of Rural Texas Hospitals Still Deliver Babies
- MD Magazine (January 16): Spike in HCV Linked to Opioid Injection Hits Adults Hardest
- Lubbock Journal (January 16): Is Texas Doing Enough to Stop Moms from Dying?
- Waco Herald Tribune (January 15): Dangerous Deliveries
- US News & World Report (January 10): Research Related to IUDs is Presented at SMFM's Annual Meeting
- Genome Web (January 10): Position Statement Spells out Fetal Diagnostic Sequencing Recommendations
- ASH Clinical News (January 1): Blood Donating: Separating Myth from Fact
View select media coverage from 2017 here.
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