Postpartum Support International’s Oklahoma chapter has local professionals available and COVID-19 resources

PSI-OK is the Oklahoma state chapter of Postpartum Support International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping those suffering from perinatal mood disorders, the most common complication of…

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Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine is offering resources to non-members through June 30 and other upcoming webinars

RELEASED LAST WEEK Under the leadership of the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee, SMFM wrote a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate leadership last week, detailing SMFM’s…

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AJOG: Pregnancy-related mortality in the United States, 2003–2016: age, race, and place of death

Background Pregnancy-related deaths in the United States are increasing. Medical, social, economic, and cultural issues have all been implicated in this trend, but few data exist to differentiate the relative…

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ACOG Committee Opinion No. 807: Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation During Pregnancy

Abstract Pregnant women should be advised of the significant perinatal risks associated with tobacco use, including orofacial clefts, fetal growth restriction, placenta previa, abruptio placentae, preterm prelabor rupture of membranes,…

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AJOG: SMFM Special Statement: Operative vaginal delivery: checklists for performance and documentation

The frequency of operative vaginal delivery has been declining, even though it can be an attractive alternative to cesarean delivery in selected cases. Performance of operative vaginal delivery required consideration…

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Register now for the joint Take Control Initiative and UCSF Bixby Center contraceptive training June 12 and 19

Announcing an awesome training opportunity! The joint Take Control Initiative and UCSF Bixby Center contraceptive training have been rescheduled and reformatted to virtual! And, they will still provide that much needed CME at…

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ACOG Committee Opinion No. 726: Hospital Disaster Preparedness for Obstetricians and Facilities Providing Maternity Care

ABSTRACT: Large-scale catastrophic events and infectious disease outbreaks highlight the need for disaster planning at all community levels. Features unique to the obstetric population (including antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and neonatal…

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ACOG Committee Opinion No. 804: Physical Activity and Exercise During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

Abstract Exercise, defined as physical activity consisting of planned, structured, and repetitive bodily movements done to improve one or more components of physical fitness, is an essential element of a…

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