Idaho Perinatal Project
2020 Winter Conference

Perinatal Pulse Newsletter


Our Mission

The primary purpose of the Idaho Perinatal Project is to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality and to improve pregnancy outcomes throughout the state of Idaho.

Our goals include the creation of a database for maternal/child outcomes; correlate, analyze, and make recommendations regarding maternal/child statistical data for the state of Idaho; provide education to perinatal health care professionals and the general public; and become a main resource and advocate in maternal/infant health.

Safe Haven

Crying Baby Resources

Caronavirus and Pregnancy

PRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTRY), a nationwide registry for pregnant and postpartum women with suspected COVID-19 or confirmed diagnosis.

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The aim of PRIORITY is to collect high yield data to answer urgent questions that inform care and counseling of pregnant women and their newborns.

A collaborative group from the University of California San Francisco are leading the study.

They are enrolling patients from any hospital across the country. Please consider referring patients and passing this information along to your colleagues and networks.

TO REFER A PATIENT (Suspected/Under Investigation OR Confirmed Case, any language spoken): You do not need IRB or Research Ethics Board approval at your site because no research activities will occur there. Please ask the patient if she is willing to have her contact information shared. If yes, you can click here to Refer a Patient, or call/text 415-754-3729, or email at

The patient can also contact then herself. For Patients: Enroll in PRIORITY . They will then reach out directly to her to consent, enroll, and begin data collection.

Here are more details about the study procedures: Information for Providers. If you are willing, please circulate to your colleagues.

Zika Virus Alert

Updated Guidance for Reproductive Counseling After Zika Exposure (website - 9/5/2018)

Zika and Pregnancy: What you should know (website)
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zika FAQs for Providers & Nurses (pdf)

Zika FAQs for Patients (pdf)


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Upcoming Events

ECHO Idaho Perinatal Substance Use Disorder

In response to the increased need for knowledge of perinatal care for women and newborns at risk of (or impacted by) substance use, ECHO Idaho is pleased to announce a new ten week series: Perinatal Substance Use Disorder.

This ECHO series will help participants learn best practices for treating women and newborns with substance use concerns, connect peers from around the state to discuss what really works and get feedback on difficult patient cases.

The target audience is family practice, pediatric, and OB/GYN physicians, NPs, PAs and nursing staff. However, all clinicians are welcome, including social workers, care coordinators, addiction recovery specialists and others.

Project ECHO uses video conferencing to connect clinicians across Idaho. Each session lasts one hour and includes a short presentation on a specific clinical topic followed by a patient case review. This program is free, offers no-cost continuing medical education credits and registration is now open!

Dates: Ten sessions, second and fourth Wednesdays, March through July 2020
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m. MT
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8 – 9 2020 Idaho Perinatal Nurse Leadership Summit
Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho
For more information, contact Sarah Jacobson at or 208-381-4174
8 Immunization Summit 2020
St. Luke’s Plaza
720 E. Park Blvd.
Boise, ID
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