ABOUT THE
Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology

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 from around the world who share an interest in the care of the pregnant patient and the newborn.

The mission of our Society is to improve the pregnancy-related outcomes of women and neonates, which we accomplish through the support of obstetric anesthesiology research; the provision of education to our members, other providers, and pregnant women; and the promotion of excellence in clinical anesthetic care. SOAP allows practitioners of several specialties to meet and discuss clinical practice, basic and clinical research, and practical professional concerns.

Membership in SOAP is an opportunity to meet people who share your interests and to stimulate improvements in health care for pregnant patients. If you are a member, please use the LOGIN button to access members-only resources and information. If you are not currently a member, please visit JOIN SOAP to become part of our growing community. Our website also includes resources for parents-to-be and members of the media.