“Birth matters. It brings us into being, on many levels.”

– Ananda Lowe

The mission of SOAP is to improve pregnancy-related outcomes of women and neonates through the support of obstetric anesthesiology research, the provision of education to its members, other providers and pregnant women, and the promotion of excellence in clinical anesthetic care.

In the promotion of excellence in clinical care and improving pregnancy-related outcomes, SOAP is collaborating with several societies, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) and ASA. Recently, SOAP and ACOG worked on several initiatives, including the obstetric bundles on postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis. SOAP is convening a working group to create consensus clinical recommendations on the new...

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