About Us

The Perinatal Quality Foundation is an independent non-profit foundation incorporated in 2004 born out of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM). The mission is to improve the quality of obstetrical medical services by providing state-of-the-art educational programs. The Perinatal Quality Foundation Board and volunteers are comprised of some of the most respected clinicians in Obstetrics. We are proud of our more than 18-year history serving this mission, and for providing excellent programs, credentials and services to more than 35,000 participants.

The foundation is committed to disseminating safe and effective obstetrical practice protocols, and to providing clinician and provider education, monitoring measures, and consensus discussions on emerging obstetrical technologies. The strength of the PQF is its ability to bring together experts, thinkers, and leaders devoted to maternal and fetal health to reflect on, select, and implement programs to facilitate quality perinatal patient care. In addition, the Perinatal Quality Foundation has initiated discussions and/or research related to patient safety in obstetrics, prenatal genetic testing, and carrier genetic analysis.

In 2005, the initial focus of the Perinatal Quality Foundation (PQF) was the Nuchal Translucency Quality Review (NTQR) program. With maturation of the NTQR program the Board of Directors turned their attention toward a broader mission and additional clinical initiatives that could be facilitated through foundation efforts. The Cervical Length and Education Review (CLEAR) Program followed in 2011 with the Fetal Monitoring Credentialing (FMC) Program in 2013, and the Genetic Education Module (GEM) in 2016.

We provide services of on-line credentialing and renewals for four programs, so please use the links below for the specific program pages and full details about the programs, on-line services, tests and credentials:

Need more details or have questions? Please email us at support@perinatalquality.org to contact a member of our staff.