Navigating the Annual Pregnancy Meeting

January 04, 2021

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) 2021 Annual Pregnancy Meeting will be held virtually throughout the month of January, with core meeting activities taking place Jan. 25-30. SMFM’s President, Judette Louis, MD, MPH, and Program Committee Chair, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MSc, tell readers what they can expect in the new online format.

Multifaceted Intervention Reduces Cesareans and Neonatal Morbidity

February 14, 2014

Evidence shows that continuing professional education and structured internal audit can both reduce levels of obstetrical interventions and improve outcomes for mothers and babies.

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Detects Most Chromosomal Abnormalities

February 13, 2014

New research presented at The Pregnancy Meeting™ last week in New Orleans shows that noninvasive prenatal testing can detect more than 80% of chromosomal abnormalities.

Expectant Monitoring Best for Late Preterm Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

February 11, 2014

In women with late preterm hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, immediate delivery did not decrease the risk of severe adverse maternal outcomes but did increase the risk of neonatal RDS, unlike with expectant monitoring.

For Labor Pain, Women Prefer Epidural to Remifentanil

February 10, 2014

The effectiveness of remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia is not equivalent to that of epidural analgesia for pain relief during labor, study finds.

Obese Pregnant Patients May Benefit From Cardio Risk Screening

February 08, 2014

Obesity during pregnancy is an independent risk factor for long-term cardiovascular morbidity, and these complications tend to occur at a younger age, researchers found.