Society of Obstetric Medicine of
Australia and New Zealand

Our mission is to improve outcomes for all women with medical disorders related to pregnancy and promote clinical excellence in pregnancy-related medical disorders through collaboration between health practitioners. We also aim to foster the highest levels of training and education in Obstetric Medicine, provide a supportive academic environment and encourage basic and clinical research.

About Us

Welcome to SOMANZ

SOMANZ stands for ‘Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand’. The Society aims to advance clinical and scientific knowledge of hypertensive diseases and medical disorders in pregnancy and to foster collaboration with other regional and international societies interested in hypertension in pregnancy and obstetric medicine.

New members are always welcome. Apply now online or for further information contact the SOMANZ Secretariat on email If you need to speak to us, please email your contact number and we will call you back.

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Latest News & Updates

Maternal Deaths Report 2015-2017

In 2015–2017, the maternal death rate in Australia was 6.4 deaths per 100,000 women giving birth, which is among the lowest rates in the world.

The most common causes of maternal death were suicide and cardiovascular disease. The incidence of maternal death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women was more than 3 times as high as that for non-Indigenous women. More than 1 in 3 maternal deaths occurred in women who were aged 35 or over.

See the full report here.


23-24 July – Fully Virtual

We are pleased to announce that the SOMANZ-ADIPS Joint Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) for 2021 will be held from 23-24 July. Check the meeting website for regular updates and SAVE THE DATE!

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What Is An Obstetric Medicine Physician?

SOMANZ has recently produced a brochure to explain this important role. Please feel free to download and print copies of this trifold brochure here.

SOMANZ Guideline for Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy And Hyperemesis Gravidarum

This new guideline is now available in the guidelines section of this website.

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