SMFM 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

We are extremely proud of our faculty, fellows and residents who are virtually presenting this week at the #SMFM21 Virtual Meeting. We’ll miss seeing everyone, but we are looking forward to next year!

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Oral Presentations

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 3:10  CST, Comprehensive Reproductive Health forum
Missouri’s abortion law: Access to care for patients with lethal fetal anomalies at a Midwest tertiary care center.
Presenter: Leilah Zahedi-Spung

Friday, January 28, 2021  3:00-5:15 PM CST,   Oral concurrent session 4- Labor

45:  Physical activity in pregnancy: Predictive of labor outcomes?
Presenter: Virginia Watkins

50: The Role of pCO2 in Umbilical Artery Gas Analysis: Predictive of Neonatal Morbidity? Presenter: Drew Hensel

Poster Presentations

Poster Session I – Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:30-1:30 PM CST

144: Changes in healthcare utilization for obstetric patients during the COVID pandemic
Author: Bree Porcelli

205: Resolved idiopathic polyhydramnios: Does neonatal morbidity resolve?
Author: Brock Polnaszek

225: Idiopathic polyhydramnios and neonatal morbidity at term: Respiratory support at delivery?
Author: Brock Polnaszek

312: Intrauterine inflammation or infection: Is pathology confirmation necessary?
Author: Annessa Kernberg

355: Risk factors for moderate-to-severe polyhydramnios among patients with diabetes
Author: Brock Polnaszek

Bonus: Incoming fellow presentation!
296: Incidence of stillbirth by maternal body mass index and diabetes status
Author: Sydney Thayer


Poster Session II – Friday, January 29, 2021 7:30-8:30 AM CST

382: Umbilical cord gas abnormalities in the presence of a nuchal cord
Author: Leilah Zahedi-Spung


Poster Session III – Friday January 29, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM CST

642: How does elevated intrauterine resting tone affect the fetus?
Author: Rebecca Rimsza

670: Neonatal outcomes after cesarean for non-reassuring fetal status in the first stage of labor
Author: Rebecca Rimsza

677: Post cesarean pain control for patients with opioid use disorder: How are we doing?
Author: Rebecca Rimsza

678: Intrauterine resting tone: Does obesity make a difference?
Author: Rebecca Rimsza

699: Breastfeeding rates in patients treated in a multidisciplinary opioid use disorder prenatal clinic
Author: Drew Hensel

700: Simplifying VBAC prediction: Is cervical dilation enough?
Author: Drew Hensel

709: How critical is critical care? A review of maternal transfers to the intensive care unit
Author: Jonathan Hirshberg

714: The impact of physical activity in pregnancy on perinatal outcomes
Author: Virginia Watkins

738: Sex-specific differences in electronic fetal monitoring patterns
Author: Erin Bailey

749: Performance of cervical length screening in obese women
Author: Katherine Bligard

753: Umbilical artery Doppler improvement after steroid administration is associated with improved fetal growth
Author: Katherine Bligard

756: Consumption of sugar sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages and pregnancy outcomes
Author: Marta Perez

879: Utilization of postpartum home blood pressure monitoring across different obstetrical care settings
Author: Bethany Sabol

Bonus: incoming fellow presentations!
694: Impact of neonatal birth weight on adverse perinatal outcomes in cesarean deliveries in nulliparous women
Author: Sydney Thayer

695: Cesarean delivery incidence by maternal BMI and diabetes status in multiparous women without prior cesarean
Author: Sydney Thayer


Poster Session IV – Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM CST

925: Implementation of postpartum home blood pressure monitoring to reduce readmissions for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
Author: Bethany Sabol

950: Association between capacity for maternal opioid agonist therapy treatment and neonatal abstinence syndrome
Authors: Bronwyn Bedrick, Carly O’Donnell

984: Novel measures of cervical deformation and properties on transvaginal ultrasound and prediction of time of delivery
Author: Peinan Zhao, Molly Stout

997: The impact of anemia on neonatal outcomes in women with pre-existing diabetes
Author: Matthew Brady

1002: What category II features prompt the diagnosis of NRFS in the first stage?
Author: Xiao-Yu Wang

1052: Do adverse neonatal outcomes differ by anemia type among women with pre-existing diabetes?
Author: Matthew Brady

1062: Sleep period onset variability and risk of preterm birth
Author: Peinan Zhao