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Minnesota Perinatal Organization (MPO) was founded in 1974 as a multidisciplinary association of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving perinatal health. We provide up-to-date information on perinatal care practices, services and technical advancements and a great opportunity to network with professionals from the region.

Our Mission is to optimize perinatal health in Minnesota through education.

MPO Spotlights: 

Webinar Opportunity/Debrief: Dr. Sarah N. Cross, MD
Webinar Opportunity/Debrief: Dr. Sarah N. Cross, MD

Dr Sarah N Cross, MD is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Minneapolis MN and faculty member of University of Minnesota Medical School. She practices in collaborative care for women with complicated pregnancies, working to individualize care, including medical, obstetric, and fetal complications. 

This webinar outlines the current COVID-19 epidemiology and subsequent patient care guidelines during pregnancy. It covers five main topics: the epidemiology of COVID-19 worldwide and locally, COVID-19 impacts on pregnancy outcomes, an overview of the physiology of pregnancy, management and therapies for COVID-19 impacted pregnancies, as well as labor and delivery considerations for COVID-19. Throught the webinar, Dr Cross uses multiple graphs, pictures, and infographics to record pandemic-related observations and provide guidelines for proper patient care and procedure, adjusted for the pandemic. She also addresses possible long-term impacts and treatments of COVID-19 symptoms on pregnancy and development. 

Thank you to our generous donors from GTMD2020!
Thank you to our generous donors from GTMD2020!

Funds raised will be used to further MNPQC's mission to improve maternal and infant health outcomes with an emphasis on racial and ethnic health inequities. Visit our individual initiative pages (Preterm Birth Prevention, Hypertension in Pregnancy & the Postpartum Period, and Maternal Opioid Use Disorder) or contact us for more information. 

Missed Give to the Max Day? Donate any time on our MNPQC page

Thank you to our outgoing Board Members

We're grateful for your years of service and leadership!

Yasuko Yamamura, MD; MPO Past President, University of Minnesota
Dr. Yamamura is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health at the University of Minnesota.

Laura France, MD; HealthEast
Dr France is a general obstetrician and gynecologist who enjoys both aspects of what she does. She finished residency in 1997 and continues to be happy with her choice of professions.

Candy Hobbs, NNP; Mayo Clinic
Candy has been in neonatal medicine since 2002, and a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner since 2010. She currently practices at Mayo Clinic in a Level II and III NICU.

Todd Amunrud, DO, FAAP; Northfield Hospital & Clinics
Dr Amunrud is a pediatrician at Northfield Hospital and Clinics. He grew up in Owatonna and moved back to Minnesota after his residency in Nebraska.

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