Welcome to SOAP
Celebrating Our 50th Year
The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) was founded in 1968 to provide a forum for discussion of problems unique to the peripartum period. SOAP is comprised of anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, and basic scientists who share an interest in the care of the pregnant patient and the newborn.
SOAP President’s Message
Welcome to the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) – the premiere subspecialty organization for Obstetric Anesthesia in North America as we celebrate our 50th anniversary! Engage with SOAP to accomplish our mission of advancing the pregnancy-related health and outcomes of pregnant women and their newborn. Join our welcoming and highly interactive community of physician anesthesiologists, obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists, neonatologists, other health care providers and basic scientists. Together, we accomplish our mission to promote: 1) high quality obstetric anesthesiology research, 2) education to members and non-members including other providers of peripartum care as well as pregnant women and 3) promotion of excellence in clinical anesthetic care in the peripartum period.