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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 3,500 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. SMFM hosts an annual scientific meeting in which new ideas and research related to high-risk pregnancies are unveiled and discussed.


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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