SOAP is comprised of anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, and basic scientists who share an interest in the care of the pregnant patient and the newborn.
Mission Statement: The mission of this Society is to improve the pregnancy-related outcomes of women and neonates through the support of obstetric anesthesiology research, the provision of education to its members, other providers and pregnant women... More
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The Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology is committed to providing both information and guidance to its trainee members regarding careers in obstetric anesthesiology.
SOAP has established a grant to allow individuals in the early stages of an academic career to obtain funding for a research project. More
This award is intended for initiating research that will advance the practice of obstetric anesthesia in a country where Kybele or another outreach program is conducted by a SOAP member. More
answers to all
childbirth, benefits and risks
of consensus documents,
on critical topics.
Descriptions of techniques
available for pain relief
during childbirth, benefits
and risks of modern pain
relief techniques for
childbirth, and other
Our First 40 Years – (PDF 227KB)
A Sesquicentennial Celebration – (1847-1997) – (PDF 22KB)
Biography of Sir James Simpson
Sir James Young Simpson, M.D. – On Chloroform (November, 1847)
Walter Channing, M.D. – Treatise on Etherization in Childbirth (June, 1848)
Legacy Interview: Joanne Douglas, M.D., CM, FRCPC interviewed by Curtis Baysinger, MD.
Legacy Interview: Joy Hawkins, M.D. interviewed by Curtis Baysinger, MD.