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.
Main Street of Sleepy Eye, MN
photo credit: AAFP
Obstetrical Care in Rural Areas Remains a Concern
A lack of local access to obstetric services is more than just an inconvenience for rural women. Extensive travel to obstetric services results in delayed initial prenatal care visits, missed return visits, and late identification of obstetric complications. The potential negative health outcomes for pregnant women and their newborns are significant and may include prematurity, perinatal mortality, and maternal morbidity and mortality. This article highlights the community of Sleepy Eye, MN and their family medicine practice.
Hypertension in Pregnancy: What's the Big Deal?
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, complicate up to 10% of pregnancies worldwide, constituting one of the greatest causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality around the globe. The rate of preeclampsia in the US has increased 25% in the last two decades and is a leading cause of maternal and infant illness and death. In MN, there are 20-35 maternal deaths per year, 60% of which are preventable. Learn More...
MPO is now accepting Board Member Nominations
MPO is currently seeking nominations for the following positions: board certified or eligible family physician, certified nurse midwife, neonatal nurse, obstetric nurse, and public health nurse.
Board participation is a chance to grow personally and professionally, and to develop skills, experience and connections with a team of other passionate and motivated professionals. Candidates should demonstrate thought and career leadership, and a commitment to MPO’s principles. Board Members serve for three years.
For more information, or to submit a nomination, contact our Executive Director, Susan Boehm.