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Welcome to the SMFM Podcast Series!

The SMFM Podcast launched in February 2018 to highlight a range of topics that touch MFM. From congenital heart disease to mental illness, 3D ultrasound, preventing burnout and more, new episodes are released monthly. This series is available through iTunes and Google Play as well as this website. Subscribe to the SMFM Podcast Series on your mobile device today! If you would like to submit a topic for consideration, leave a comment, or are interested in being a guest on our podcast series, please contact Gabrelle Taylor at gtaylor@smfm.org.

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  • Reproductive Services for Women at High Risk for Maternal Mortality (Part 1)

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Speakers: Dr. Sean Blackwell (interviewer, Dr. Sarah Horvath)

    Recorded: February 2020

    Women at high risk for maternal mortality and morbidity have unique needs for reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion. However, barriers such as state legislation, access to trained providers, and challenges in assessing and communicating risk often make it difficult for these women to obtain needed services. Join Drs. Sean Blackwell and Sarah Horvath as they discuss the impetus for and key findings in the recently released publication “Reproductive Services for Women at High Risk for Maternal Mortality: a report of the workshop of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Fellowship in Family Planning, and the Society of Family Planning”

    To learn more about SMFM’s expanded efforts in reproductive health, visit ReproForMFM.org.

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  • Reproductive Services for Women at High Risk for Maternal Mortality (Part 2)

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    Speakers: Dr. Sean Blackwell (interviewer, Dr. Sarah Horvath)

    Recorded: February 2020

    Women at high risk for maternal mortality and morbidity have unique needs for reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion. However, barriers such as state legislation, access to trained providers, and challenges in assessing and communicating risk often make it difficult for these women to obtain needed services. Join Drs. Sean Blackwell and Sarah Horvath as they discuss the impetus for and key findings in the recently released publication “Reproductive Services for Women at High Risk for Maternal Mortality: a report of the workshop of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Fellowship in Family Planning, and the Society of Family Planning”

    To learn more about SMFM’s expanded efforts in reproductive health, visit ReproForMFM.org.

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  • COVID-19 in Pregnancy: What MFMs Need to Know

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    Speakers: Dr. Laura Riley, Dr. Brenna Hughes (interviewer, Dr. Suwan Mehra)

    Recorded: March 2020

    First reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019, coronavirus-associated disease (COVID-19) has quickly spread across the globe, prompting the World Health Organization to declare the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Communication to obstetric care providers about this disease, how best to advise pregnant women during this uncertain time, and how to protect themselves while providing care is imperative. Join Drs. Laura Riley, Brenna Hughes, and Suwan Mehra as they discuss frequently asked questions from MFMs about COVID-19.

    Listener note: Since this episode was recorded, Weill Cornell University's visitor policy for women in labor has decreased from one visitor to zero visitors during this time. 

    For more information on COVID-19 in pregnancy, please visit SMFM.org/covid19 for updates and additional resources. 

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  • Preparing for the 2020 Annual Meeting

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    Speakers: Dr. Alison Cahill and Gabbie Taylor 

    Recorded: January 2020

    Dr. Alison Cahill, 2020 Annual Meeting Programs Chair for SMFM, shares what she is most excited about experiencing at this year’s 40th Annual Meeting, advice for 1st time attendees, and tips for having your research abstract presented at future meetings.

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  • 2019 - 2020 President's Message

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    Speakers: Dr. Brian Iriye and Gabbie Taylor  

    Recorded: January 2020

    2019 - 2020 SMFM President, Dr. Brian Iriye, reflects on his presidential term, discusses the history of SMFM, and shares his list of “Must-See” events & activities at the 40th Annual Meeting in Grapevine, TX. 




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  • Flu in Pregnancy

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    Speakers: Drs. Geeta Swamy and Christina Han 

    Recorded: November 2019

    Pregnant and postpartum women are at high risk of serious complications of seasonal and pandemic influenza infection.  It is critical that maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists and other obstetric care providers identify influenza in pregnant women and understand the treatment protocol. Tune in to hear Dr. Christina Han interview Dr. Geeta Swamy on best practices in managing and treating influenza in pregnancy. 

    Additional resources related to influenza in pregnant women:

    1) NEW! SMFM's "Flu Facts" is a no-cost patient handout with evidenced-based information for pregnant women and their families. 
    2) NEW! SMFM's "Vaccines During Pregnancy" infographic is available at no-cost and addresses the flu shot and TDAP.
    3) SMFM Endorses AGOG's Committee (Opinion #753, October 2018), "Assessment and Treatment of Pregnant Women With Suspected or Confirmed Influenza"
    4) SMFM and ACOG's Algorithm Assessing and Treating Influenza-Like Illness During Pregnancy
    5) Influenza Prevention Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)



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  • Use of 17-OHPC to Prevent Recurrent PTB

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    Speakers: Drs. Sarah Osmundson and John Byrne 

    Recorded: November 2019

    Join us as Dr. Sarah Osmundson, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University and SMFM Publications Committee member, and MFM Fellow, Dr. John Byrne, discuss 17-OHPC to prevent recurrent preterm birth. SMFM's 2019 statement on use of 17-OHPC is available




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  • Coding Tips at the Workplace

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    Speaker: Dr. Vanita Jain
    Recorded: October 2019

    ACOG recommends delayed cord clamping in infants that do not need resuscitation. Join Dr. Katheria as he discusses important perinatal research surrounding umbilical cord milking as an alternative to delayed cord clamping as a means to provide additional blood to at risk premature babies without delaying neonatal resuscitative efforts. In this podcast, Dr. Katheria reviews results from a multi-national, randomized controlled non-inferiority trial comparing umbilical cord milking to delayed cord clamping in premature infants born between 23-31 weeks gestation. 

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  • Premature Infants Receiving Cord Milking or Delayed Cord Clamping: A Randomized Controlled Non-inferiority Trial

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    Speaker: Dr. Anup Katheria
    Recorded: September 2019

    ACOG recommends delayed cord clamping in infants that do not need resuscitation. Join Dr. Katheria as he discusses important perinatal research surrounding umbilical cord milking as an alternative to delayed cord clamping as a means to provide additional blood to at risk premature babies without delaying neonatal resuscitative efforts. In this podcast, Dr. Katheria reviews results from a multi-national, randomized controlled non-inferiority trial comparing umbilical cord milking to delayed cord clamping in premature infants born between 23-31 weeks gestation. 

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  • Racial disparities during postpartum readmissions

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/28/2019

    Speakers: Drs. Aleha Aziz and Alex Friedman
    Recorded: August 2019

    Join Drs. Aleha Aziz and Alex Friedman as they discuss the findings from their study on racial disparities during postpartum readmissions in an interview by SMFM education committee member, Dr. John Byrne. The authors discuss the links between race and ethnicity with maternal morbidity and mortality postpartum in response to a call for action from ACOG/SMFM. Their findings from a national database highlight the importance of exploring future interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality for all women, but especially those in high risk groups.

    Additional information and resources: 
    1) View SMFM's position statement "Racial Disparities on Health Outcomes" here
    2) SMFM is a member of the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care. The Council has developed a bundle to reduce variation in care called, “Reduction of Peripartum Racial/Ethnic Disparities.
    3) From MedPage Today (February 15, 2019): Postpartum Readmissons: Racial Disparities Abound
    4) Additional information can be found here regarding ACOG's toolkit on Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality


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