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High Risk Pregnancy

Started Sep 22, 2020

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The High Risk Pregnancy Network is an online professional learning community enhancing knowledge on evidence-based practices in the identification of conditions that may result in a high-risk pregnancy and postpartum considerations. This network provides participants with an opportunity to be part of an online networking community promoting awareness through a brief topic presentation by experts in the field, followed by case study and review.

A high-risk pregnancy is one that threatens the health or life of the mother or her fetus(es). Pregnancies can be high-risk either due to pre-existing maternal conditions (e.g., diabetes or hypertension) or issues that arise during the pregnancy (such as cholestasis or preeclampsia). Previous pregnancy outcomes, including preterm birth or recurrent miscarriage, can also cause a pregnancy to be deemed "high-risk." Finally, fetal diagnoses such as a structural malformation or growth restriction, also require specialized care to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Network participants include physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and obstetric nurses.

Sessions are on Tuesdays, biweekly, 12:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom video conferencing technology.

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