Webinar: FIGO’s Post Pregnancy Initiative: Long-term Maternal Implications of Pregnancy Complications — Follow-up Considerations
Recorded: 7th October 2020
The International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Postpregnancy Initiative (PPI): Long-term Maternal Implications of Pregnancy Complications—Follow-up Considerations were released in September 2019. The PPI is a further step in the work of the FIGO Pregnancy and Non-communicable Disease Committee (PNCDC) to highlight the importance of post pregnancy follow up for women globally in the efforts to reduce the occurrence of NCDs.
The focus of the guidelines are: Provide key messages relating to the importance of ensuring post pregnancy follow up for all mothers to improve the long-term health of mothers, their children and future generations. Ensure stakeholders – i.e. member societies, frontline health professionals, partner non-government organisations – understand the way in which they can make a difference.
This webinar introduces PPI and provides good clinical practice recommendations for obstetricians and gynaecologists on the topic of follow up care for women who have had complications during pregnancy. The webinar also highlights recommendations relating to 3 specific complications – Gestational Diabetes, Preeclampsia and Obesity management.
Professor Moshe Hod, Chair of FIGO Committee for Pregnancy & Non Communicable Diseases, Israel
Dr Faysal El Kak, FIGO Vice President, Lebanon
Professor Eyal Sheiner, Israel – The FIGO Guidelines - Long-term Maternal Implications of Pregnancy Complications - Follow Up Considerations for the Ob/Gyns Community
Dr Hema Divakar, India – Connecting Post-partum care with pregnancy complications: Hyperglycemia
Professor Liona Poon, UK – Connecting Post-partum care with pregnancy complications: Hypertension
Professor Fionnuala Mcauliffe, Ireland – Connecting Post-partum care with pregnancy complications: Nutrition and Obesity