Surveys of Interest to MFMs

The Society supports its members and other clinicians in the field by promoting various research activities. The surveys below are not conducted or endorsed by SMFM. However, if you meet the requirements provided by the researchers, you are invited to participate in it. If you do not meet the specifications, you are welcome to "browse" the survey, but  please refrain from completing it. SMFM charges an administrative fee to post and distribute these surveys. To learn more  you can review our survey process guidelines. 

Patient Safety Challenges during COVID-19? Tell us your story!

The Center for Patient Safety Research at Columbia University is conducting a nationwide survey on the impact of COVID-19 on patient safety on obstetrics and gynecology providers. From limited PPE to staffing shortages, the pandemic has put significant stress on hospital systems and made it harder to provide safe patient care. As obstetrics and gynecology clinicians your experience is extremely valuable, and we want to hear your stories. All responses will remain anonymous. Together we can improve patient safety going forward. If you have any questions or issues with the link please contact Desmond Sutton at:

Click Here to complete the survey! 

Laws Regarding Substance Use during Pregnancy Study 

Dr. Emily Miller and cross-disciplinary colleagues across Northwestern and Lurie (Seema Shah in Bioethics, Leslie Caldarelli & Nicole Poipport from the NICU, and Laurie Wakschlag in Developmental Science) have teamed up to study how substance use in pregnancy affects early childhood neurological development in the Brains Begin Before Birth (B4) Midwest Consortium. This study is part of the National Institutes of Health’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative to tackle the opioid crisis. 

While the opioid epidemic is harder to detect during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of overdoses from opioids have increased substantially in the past few months. As part of the B4 study, we are conducting a survey of obstetric providers to understand how laws punishing substance use during pregnancy affect prenatal care and research. 

If you can spare 30 minutes to help advance this important work, please click here to complete the survey: 

We provide a $25 e-gift card as a token of appreciation for completing the survey. [posted February 4, 2021]

Family Planning & Maternal-Fetal Medicine Bridge Builder Survey

The Society for Family Planning and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine jointly established the Bridge Builder Award to address the issues that arise at the intersection of our specialties. While providers from both specialties provide care for women at high risk for maternal morbidity, neither group of providers have all of the training and experience to meet all of these patients’ medical needs and often seek assistance from a provider from the other specialty. Through this survey, we hope to gather information on the knowledge base, procedural skills, and training needs of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Complex Family Planning providers where the two specialties overlap.

We encourage any and all MFM providers to participate. Your personal information will not be collected as part of this survey.

This study is funded by the SFP/SMFM Bridge Builder Award.

Survey Link:

Please contact Dr. Joshua Nitsche at if you have any questions about this survey. [posted December 16, 2020]

Prenatal Diagnostic Testing for Adult-Onset Neurodegenerative Disease

This study aims to investigate current guidelines and protocols regarding prenatal diagnostic testing (PND) for adult-onset neurodegenerative disease across various institutions. This online survey is for healthcare practitioners in the United States who may be involved in such processes, including but not limited to prenatal and neurogenetic counselors, and OB-GYN and MFM physicians. The survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete, and participation is voluntary. The data collected from this survey may aid in the development of professional guidelines for PND in the setting of adult-onset neurodegenerative disease. 

Take the survey now.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns to study coordinator Maya Rawal, This study has been reviewed and determined to be exempt by Columbia University’s Institutional Review Board. [posted October 30, 2020]

Patterns Surrounding Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide, with one woman dying every 10 minutes from this diagnosis. Working in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, you are at the forefront of high-risk obstetric care and your experience is highly valued. Please participate in our voluntary, anonymous research survey.

Purpose:  To identify clinicians' patterns of management of postpartum hemorrhage
Target audience: Maternal-Fetal Medicine Faculty or Fellow
Time required: 5 minutes

Take the survey now.

Factor XI Deficiency Survey

The purpose of this research study is to survey provider practice patterns for managing pregnant women with Factor XI deficiency.

Please note your participation is entirely voluntary and your responses will be kept anonymous. You will only complete this survey once and it will approximately take 5-10 minutes. Your willingness to participate in this research study is implied if you proceed. 

Take the survey now.

The Principal Investigator of the research study is Dr. Homa Ahmadzia. If you have any questions, please contact The Office of Human Research of George Washington University can provide further information about your rights as a research participant. Their contact information is (202) 994-2715 or

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on OB/GYN Providers in the United States

You are invited to complete a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on OB/GYN providers conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic. This survey is anonymous and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. You must have completed medical school and be a currently practicing OB/GYN. You can be a resident or fellow. There is no requirement to be a board certified MFM.

In order to complete the survey, please click on this link:

We hope the results from this survey will help us understand the unique professional and personal impact of COVID-19 during these unprecedented times.

If you have any questions about this research study you can contact Enid Rivera-Chiauzzi, MD at:

If you are interested in submitting a member or non-member survey, please check out the our survey process guidelines.

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