Latest Conference Articles

Pregnancy-related deaths: 2009-2018

Pregnancy-related deaths: 2009-2018

January 29th 2021

SMFM

Florida’s Pregnancy Related Mortality Ratio (PRMR) shows a significant decrease in pregnancy-related mortality rates among Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black women, according to a study presented at SMFM’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.

Six vs. Twelve hours of Foley catheter placement

Six vs. Twelve hours of Foley catheter placement

January 29th 2021

SMFM

This article is on based on information presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, which will be held from Jan. 25 to Jan. 30.

Severity of COVID-19 Determines Likelihood of Pregnancy Complications

Severity of COVID-19 Determines Likelihood of Pregnancy Complications

January 29th 2021

SMFM

This article is on based on information presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, which is being held from Jan. 25 to Jan. 30.

Social determinants of health in preterm birth of non-Hispanic Black women

Social determinants of health in preterm birth of non-Hispanic Black women

January 28th 2021

SMFM

This article is on based on information presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, which will be held from Jan. 25 to Jan. 30.

Practicing equitable global health

Practicing equitable global health

January 28th 2021

SMFM

“Whatever you do for me but without me, you do against me.” That was the theme of a scientific forum on Wednesday titled, “Practicing equitable global health,” as part of SMFM’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.

Blood Pressure Measurements Affected by Location

Blood Pressure Measurements Affected by Location

January 28th 2021

SMFM

Blood pressure (BP) measurements are higher when taken at alternative locations like the wrist and forearm, according to a prospective study of pregnant patients.

Systemic Racism Persists in OB/GYN Care

Systemic Racism Persists in OB/GYN Care

January 28th 2021

SMFM

This article is on based on information presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, which is being held Jan. 25 to Jan. 30.

TXA for postpartum hemorrhage prevention after cesarean

TXA for postpartum hemorrhage prevention after cesarean

January 27th 2021

SMFM

Loïc Sentilhes, MD, PHD, presented data on tranexamic acid (TXA) for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage after cesarean delivery: the TRAAP2 trial, on Wednesday at SMFM's 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.

Opioids and Obstetrics: Substance use disorders in pregnancy

Opioids and Obstetrics: Substance use disorders in pregnancy

January 27th 2021

SMFM

Rates of pregnancy complications due to opioid use disorder quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to data from Townsel’s presentation, which resulted in four times as many infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in 2014 than in 1999.

Current data on disparities in maternal outcomes

Current data on disparities in maternal outcomes

January 26th 2021

SMFM

Kacey Eichelberger, MD, presented recent data on the disparities in maternal outcomes of non-Hispanic Black women on Tuesday at SMFM's 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.