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SMFM's Podcast Series

Mar 25, 2020

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 for updates and additional resources.