Pharmacologic Interventions for Healthy Pregnancies


Pharmacologic interventions for healthy Pregnancies CPE CME Program

About this Course

This course has been developed to promote pharmacist and other clinician interventions into address gaps in care during pregnancy and between pregnancies. The goal of this educational program is to increase participant knowledge and comfort around pharmacologic interventions for healthy pregnancies in order to empower them to change behaviors, provide direct clinical services, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

This course is intended for pharmacists who practice in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, community pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, acute care, and ambulatory care, as well as physicians, physician assistants, nurse midwives, nurses, and students.

Earn up to 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit or continuing medical education (CME) credit.


Registration & Course Fee

This activity has been supported by funding from March of Dimes and free registration was available for the first 100 participants.

  • Pharmacists, with CPE credit $25
  • Pharmacists, no CPE credit $10
  • Physicians, nurses, students, others $10


Learning Objectives

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

Preterm Birth

  • Identify patients at risk for preterm delivery.
  • Identify candidates for progesterone treatment in pregnancy.
  • Describe FDA advisory committee’s position on use of 17-alphahydroxyprogesterone caproate.


  • Define preeclampsia and its impact in term and preterm patients.
  • Identify when a patient meets criteria for preeclampsia prevention.
  • Discuss safety of low dose aspirin during pregnancy.

Birth Spacing

  • Explain interpregnancy interval recommendations and importance.
  • Apply considerations for use of various contraceptive methods in the postpartum period.

Maryam Tarsa, MD, MAS

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

Sally Rafie, PharmD, BCPS, APh, NCMP, FCCP, FCPhA

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

Rebecca Stone, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

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

Mashariki K. Kudumu, MPH

  • Maternal and Child Health Director, March of Dimes

Spencer A. Morris, PharmD, BCPS

  • President, Southeastern CME

Sally Rafie, PharmD serves as a Clinical Advisory Board Member for Afaxys, Inc and Speaker for Therapeutics MD. All other individuals involved in the development of this material declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.


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


Accreditation Statements

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. ACPE Universal Activity Numbers are: 0499-9999-21-017-H01-P. This program provides 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists. No fractional hours of credit will be given.

accmeThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Society of Family Planning and Birth Control Pharmacist. The Society of Family Planning is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Society of Family Planning designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Note:  Registration fees are non-refundable.