The Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative is dedicated to improving the health of pregnant individuals, children and families in South Jersey. We offer a comprehensive set of programs and services that enhance the system of care, strengthen communities and provide families the tools they need to lead healthier lives.
News and Events
January 23rd is Maternal Health Awareness Day in New Jersey. In 2017, New Jersey became the first state in the nation to designate a day to raise awareness of maternal health, safety and mortality issues. In recognition of Maternal Health Awareness Day, The Cooperative hosts various educational events for healthcare providers and the public to help raise awareness of maternal health issues.
Experts predict a tremendous shortage of OB-GYNs in New Jersey in the next decade. Dr. Donald Chervenak of the New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society says that because of burnout many doctors are leaving the profession at age 50 to 55 where previously they may have continued to work to 65-75. New Jersey’s high medical malpractice insurance rates are also a factor, he says.
According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the deficit of OB-GYNs nationwide is expected to reach more than 5,000 by 2030.