Pharmacologic Interventions for Healthy Pregnancies On-Demand Course

About this Course

This home-study course has been developed to promote pharmacist roles in addressing gaps in care during pregnancy and between pregnancies.  This course is intended for pharmacists who practice in a variety of settings — including, but not limited to, community pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and ambulatory care. 

This course will take approximately two hours to complete — all online.  Since the course is available online and on-demand, you are encouraged to complete it at your own pace. Earn up to 2 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit.

Closed captioning is available.




  • Pharmacists $30
  • Pharmacy students/technicians/others $10

The course made possible by funding from the March of Dimes with support of Anthem Blue Cross Foundation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify a woman who is an appropriate candidate for prevention of preterm labor with 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone (17OHP), including assessment of clinical indication and gestational age.
  • Describe the FDA’s position regarding the use of compounded 17OHP in clinical practice today.
  • Assess a specific patient and identify factors which may delay 17OHP acquisition.
  • Describe preeclampsia and its impact in term and preterm patients.

  • Identify when a patient meets diagnosis criteria for preeclampsia.

  • Explain the management of preeclampsia and hypertension in preeclampsia.

  • Develop a plan to prevent preeclampsia in high risk pregnant patients.

  • Explain healthy birth spacing and why it’s important.

  • List the birth control options to achieve healthy birth spacing.
  • Describe considerations for birth control use in the postpartum period.

Rebecca Stone, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

  • Clinical Assistant Professor & Clinical Pharmacist, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy

  • Consultant, Birth Control Pharmacist

Maryam Tarsa, MD, MAS

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Reproductive Medicine, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, UC San Diego

Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS, APh, NCMP

  • Pharmacist Specialist, UC San Diego Health
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (w/s)
  • Founder and Advanced Practice Pharmacist, The Pharmacists Clinic
  • Founder and Consultant, Birth Control Pharmacist

Kristin Harter, PharmD

  • Women’s Health Clinical Pharmacist, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy

Alicia Forinash, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

  • Professor of Pharmacy Practice, St Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Maternal Fetal Care Center and Women and Infant Substance Help (WISH) Center, SSM Health St. Mary’s

Shareen El-Ibiary, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale
  • Consultant, Birth Control Pharmacist
Completing the Course

Please follow the button below to register and complete the course.  Once you register, you will receive an email with a link to the course videos and materials.


Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through the joint providership of Southeastern CME and Birth Control Pharmacist.  Southeastern Continuing Medical Education Consultants, LLC (Southeastern CME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Note:  Registration fees are non-refundable.