Reproductive Planning: The Cardio-Obstetric Perspective

A Black and white photo of a Black woman sitting on the toilet and looking at a pregnancy test. She looks concerned. Tima Miroshnichenko/Pexels

This video, from Harvard Medical Grand Rounds, includes several presentations on reproductive health for medical providers in internal medicine in a post-Dobbs world. Of particular interest is the presentation on reproductive justice and heart health, which starts at 19:00 and ends at 29:30. Through a case-study of a thirty-year-old pregnant woman with heart disease, Dr. Amy Sarma discusses important considerations for pregnant people with heart disease around abortion and contraception, and how Dobbs has threatened the safety of pregnant people with heart disease. This video is valuable not only for medical providers but also those who are knowledgeable about heart health (including patients) and/or those who are thinking about becoming pregnant.