Breaking News from the NPA March 17, 2014

The National Perinatal Association Issues Position Statement on the Ethical Use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

March 17, 2014--For the first time in its history, the National Perinatal Association (NPA), representing U.S. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) professionals and parents of babies cared for in NICUs, is urging reproductive endocrinologists and health insurance companies to reduce serious health risks resulting from in vitro fertilization procedures. In particular, they urge greater use of the safer elective single embryo transfer now recommended by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Read the full NPA press release PDF

Radio Interview: Making Vitro Births Safer and Less Costly

Read the full NPA ART Ethical Statement in the March 2014 edition of Neonatology Today PDF

Read the February 2014 California study published in the Journal of Perinatology that found a statewide 24- to 27-fold increase in ART multiple birth babies, higher rates of infant and maternal health risks, and significantly higher hospital charges.

Dr. Albert Pizzica

Dr. Albert L. Pizzica, D.O., FAAP - June 29, 1948 - December 14, 2013

Dr. Albert Pizzica PDF

Access to safe and effective treatments for pregnant women continues to be restricted

The National Perinatal Association asks you to join in our mission to ensure that all pregnant women have access to the most safe and effective treatments available, no matter which state they live in or which insurance they have. We've made some progress, but we still need your help. Learn more about the issue and how to get involved here

NPA Conference 2014

Please view/download the 2014 Call for Speakers and Poster Presenters (item updated 04/15/14 16:00:00 EST)

Call for Speakers and Poster Presenters PDF

Please view/download the 2014 Early Registration Flyer (item added 04/17/14 14:48:29 EST)

Early Registration Flyer PDF

Multidisciplinary Guidelines for the Care of Late Preterm Infants (news item updated 07/08/13 12:40:22 est)

The National Perinatal Association is pleased to share the important new guidelines for the care of late preterm infants. This new tool for healthcare providers, parents, case managers and others who care for infants and children born 34-36 6/7 weeks gestation, provides evidence-based recommendations of the management of late preterm infants from birth through childhood. Get more information on this tool and download the free PDF here.

Update 07/08/13

Published in July 2013 Journal of Perinatology View here

Maternal Mortality Summit (news item updated 09/30/12 14:56:10 est)

Maternal Mortality Summit

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Wyndham Tampa Westshore, Tampa, Florida

The National Perinatal Association is sponsoring A National Conversation on Maternal Mortality and Pregnancy-related Deaths on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in Tampa, FL. The goal of this summit is to review the scope of causes for maternal deaths in the perinatal period, and to develop multi-disciplinary strategies to address maternal deaths in the United States.

The summit is supported by the University of South Florida; Philips, the Osborne Foundation and the National Perinatal Foundation.

Seats are very limited. For more information, email

Maternal Mortality Materials (new - item added 09/30/12)

NPA Collaborations (news item added 02/20/12 12:22:47 est)

At the Jan, 2012 board meeting we were pleased to learn of the work of the European Foundation for the Care on Newborn Infants (EFCNI), an organization similar to NPA. Silke Mader, chairwoman, discussed the many activities of EFNCI, related to both professional perinatal activities and advocacy for parents of newborns. A significant portion of the work of EFCNI is similar to the activities of the NPA's Family Advocacy Network. The NPA board invites you to visit the EFCNI website:

NPA Advocacy (news item added 12/21/11 14:59:17 est)

NPA is pleased to share this information with our members. NPA advocated for the inclusion of preventive care specific to women as part of the Affordable Care Act. We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues.

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