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Digital Seminar

Maternal Healthcare’s Future: The Patient, The Provider & The Promise

Hector Chapa, MD, FACOG
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Mar 10, 2023
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The field of obstetrics is high adrenaline, high pace, and full of highs and lows. We have made large strides in the advancement of perinatal care, but we still have a long road ahead. In this session, we will briefly touch on maternal care’s past as we look toward maternal care’s future. As we anticipate improvements in obstetrical care outcomes in the future, let’s put this in the perspective of the Patient, The Provider, and the Promise.


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Hector Chapa, MD, FACOG's Profile

Hector Chapa, MD, FACOG Related seminars and products

Hector Chapa, MD, FACOG, is a board-certified OB-GYN and serves as clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and clerkship director for OBGYN at Texas A&M School of Medicine. He is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker and published author in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Chapa has been involved in research of minimally invasive gynecological procedures. He has published more than 40 clinical articles, case reports and medical commentaries covering both obstetrical and gynecological topics. Other areas of research publications include therapies for abnormal uterine bleeding, post-partum sentinel events, and female sexual health.

Dr. Chapa has taught as an invited physician-faculty member in South Africa, Israel, the European Union, the Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Chile, Columbia, and Canada due to his unique lecture style and passion for evidence-based learning.

He serves as the director of interprofessional education for the School of Medicine. Dr. Chapa assists in supervising "disaster day" student activities, interprofessional simulations for OB/GYN, and is an advocate for interprofessional curriculum development.

In clinical practice, he is an OB-GYN attending physician for the Texas A&M Health Family Medicine (OB Track) Residency Program with clinical duties at CHI St. Joseph Hospital in College Station, Texas. He is a graduate of University of Texas Southwestern Medical School with specialty training at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Hector Chapa has an employment relationship with Texas A&M University. He previously received an honorarium from Alydia Health. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Hector Chapa member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is a ReachMD podcast host.

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  1. Determine the rationale and motive for discontinuing the traditional Friedman Curve in labor.
  2. Evaluate the data on oral intake during labor.
  3. Analyze the challenges with progesterone use for preterm birth prevention and new tools for PTB on the horizon.
  4. Choose team-based maternity care for better patient outcomes.


The Patient
  • New data analyses on the course of “modern labor”
  • Postpartum hemorrhage and evidence based prophylactic medication
  • The future of preterm birth prediction: Cervical shear wave-elastography
  • NPO status recommendations
The Provider
  • The field of obstetrics is high adrenaline, high pace, and full of highs and lows
  • Traumatic events, such as complicated deliveries, postpartum hemorrhage, eclamptic cases, and neonatal death take a toll
  • Nurses must keep a vigilant watch over their patients, help their colleagues in emergencies, and defend their clinical insight to doctors
  • As healthcare providers we must recognize and support the reality that healthcare is a team sport
  • Hospital debriefing protocols can help being the healing process
The Promise
  • We promised that we would not allow burnout to affect us
  • We promised ourselves to have work-life balance
  • We promised never to lose our passion for our profession
  • Renew your dedication, your passion, your striving for better work-life balance and self-care

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Midwives
  • Doulas


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