What is the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine?

Established in 1977, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) is a non-profit, membership organization based in Washington, DC. With more than 5,000 physicians, scientists and women's health professionals around the world, the Society supports the clinical practice of maternal-fetal medicine by providing education, promoting research, and engaging in advocacy to optimize the health of high-risk pregnant women and their babies. 

Every year, SMFM hosts a scientific meeting in which new ideas and research related to high-risk pregnancies are unveiled and discussed. 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of SMFM's Annual Meeting. Learn about the history of the meeting, its growth over the past 40 years, and the amazing involvement of SMFM members in making it the success that it is today.


 In 2013, the Society published a book detailing the history of SMFM and its sister organizations. The complete book is available online here.

Society for Perinatal Obstetricians: The First Two Decades chronicles the growth of the professional group of newly certified maternal-fetal subspecialists that eventually became the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine from its inception in 1977 through 1997.

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