• Lorie Harper is an Associate Professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She simultaneously completed two Bachelor of Science degrees, summa cum laude, in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Texas at Dallas. She then went on to complete her medical degree, residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Washington University in St Louis. During that time she also completed her Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. She then moved to UAB as a Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar. Dr. Harper’s career is dedicated to caring for women with medically complicated pregnancies, advancing women’s health through innovative research, training the next generation of Maternal-Fetal medicine specialists, and educating future researchers and leaders in obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Reasons for Late-Night Eating and Willingness to Change:A Qualitative Study in Pregnant Black Women 2019
    2019 Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery among Alabama Providers 2019
    2019 Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy 2019
    2019 Fellow Perceptions of Residency Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2019
    2019 Incidence and Risk Factors for Postpartum Severe Hypertension in Women with Underlying Chronic Hypertension 2019
    2019 Opioid Detoxification in Pregnancy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Perinatal Outcomes 2019
    2019 Pregnancy Outcomes of Exacerbated Chronic Hypertension Compared with Superimposed Preeclampsia 2019
    2018 Association between antenatal corticosteroids and neonatal hypoglycemia in indicated early preterm births* 2018
    2018 Corticosteroid Injection for an Orthopedic Complaint in a Female with Gestational Diabetes 2018
    2018 A conceptual framework for the impact of obesity on risk of cesarean delivery 2018
    2018 In Reply 2018
    2018 Maternal body mass index and oxytocin exposure in nulliparous women: is there an interaction associated with maternal and neonatal morbidities? 2018
    2018 Research Gaps in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Executive Summary of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop 2018
    2018 Does Early Artificial Rupture of Membranes Speed Labor in Preterm Inductions? 2018
    2018 Outcomes of Medically Indicated Preterm Births Differ by Indication 2018
    2018 Validation of the SunTech Medical Advantage Model 2 Series Automated Blood Pressure Module in Pregnancy 2018
    2018 Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy 2018
    2018 Impact of Intended Mode of Delivery on Outcomes in Preterm Growth-Restricted Fetuses 2018
    2018 Perinatal Outcomes in Women With a History of Chronic Hypertension but Normal Blood Pressures Before 20 Weeks of Gestation 2018
    2018 Neonatal Outcomes Based on Duration of Exposure to Antenatal Corticosteroids in Indicated Preterm Deliveries 2018
    2018 A decision analytic model for prevention of hepatitis B virus infection in Sub-Saharan Africa using birth-dose vaccination 2018
    2018 Fellow perceptions of residency training in obstetrics and gynecology 2018
    2018 The Utility of Repeat Midtrimester Anatomy Ultrasound for Anomaly Detection 2018
    2018 Outpatient foley catheter for induction of labor in parous women a randomized controlled trial 2018
    2017 Mode of delivery in nulliparous women with gestational hypertension undergoing early term induction of labor 2017
    2017 The effect of omega-3 supplementation on pregnancy outcomes by smoking status 2017
    2017 Predictors of vaginal delivery in medically indicated early preterm induction of labor 2017
    2017 Economic Evaluation of Adjunctive Azithromycin Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery 2017
    2017 Evaluation of Institute of Medicine Guidelines for Gestational Weight Gain in Women with Chronic Hypertension 2017
    2017 Gestational Weight Gain in the First Two Pregnancies and Perinatal Outcomes in the Second Pregnancy 2017
    2017 Impact of Interval between Screening and Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes on Pregnancy Outcomes 2017
    2017 In reply 2017
    2017 Is use of multiple antihypertensive agents to achieve blood pressure control associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes? 2017
    2017 Economic Evaluations Comparing a Trial of Labor with an Elective Repeat Cesarean Delivery: A Systematic Review 2017
    2017 Maternal and neonatal outcomes in indicated preterm births based on the intended mode of delivery 2017
    2016 Gestational weight gain and preterm birth: Disparities in adolescent pregnancies 2016
    2016 Early warning score: An indicator of adverse outcomes in postoperative patients on a gynecologic oncology service 2016
    2016 The Performance of First-Trimester Anatomy Scan: A Decision Analysis 2016
    2016 Baseline renal function tests and adverse outcomes in pregnant patients with chronic hypertension 2016
    2016 Impact of Early Screening for Gestational Diabetes on Perinatal Outcomes in High-Risk Women 2016
    2016 Treatment Utility of Postpartum Antibiotics in Chorioamnionitis Study 2016
    2016 Gestational age of delivery in pregnancies complicated by chronic hypertension 2016
    2016 Predicting failure of glyburide therapy in gestational diabetes 2016
    2016 Carpenter-coustan compared with national diabetes data group criteria for diagnosing gestational diabetes 2016
    2016 Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with 1-Hour Glucose Challenge Test ≥ 200 mg/dL 2016
    2016 Predictive Value of Initial Cervical Length for Subsequent Cervical Length Shortening in Women with a Prior Preterm Birth 2016
    2015 Evaluating gestational weight gain recommendations in pregestational diabetes 2015
    2015 Examining the Starting Dose of Glyburide in Gestational Diabetes 2015
    2015 Assessing white's classification of pregestational diabetes in a contemporary diabetic population 2015
    2015 Defining an abnormal first stage of labor based on maternal and neonatal outcomes 2015
    2015 Preparedness of obstetrics and gynecology residents for fellowship training 2015
    2015 The institute of medicine guidelines for gestational weight gain after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes and pregnancy outcomes 2015
    2015 Timing of elective delivery in gastroschisis: A decision and cost-effectiveness analysis 2015
    2014 Interaction between Maternal Obesity and 1-Hour Glucose Challenge Test Results on Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes 2014
    2014 The utility of ultrasound surveillance of fluid and growth in obese women 2014
    2014 An economic analysis of prenatal cytogenetic technologies for sonographically detected fetal anomalies 2014
    2014 Defining an abnormal first stage of labor based on maternal and neonatal outcomes 2014
    2014 Impact of obesity on maternal and neonatal outcomes in insulin-resistant pregnancy 2014
    2014 Reply 2014
    2013 Gestational weight gain in insulin-resistant pregnancies 2013
    2013 Significance of growth discordance in appropriately grown twins 2013
    2013 Customized growth charts for twin gestations to optimize identification of small-for-gestational age fetuses at risk of intrauterine fetal death 2013
    2013 First-trimester growth discordance and adverse pregnancy outcome in dichorionic twins 2013
    2013 Sonographic accuracy of estimated fetal weight in twins 2013
    2013 Predicting cesarean in the second stage of labor 2013
    2013 In reply 2013
    2013 Maternal seizure disorder and risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes 2013
    2013 Radiographic measures of the mid pelvis to predict cesarean delivery 2013
    2013 Significance of growth discordance in appropriately grown twins 2013
    2013 The risks and benefits of internal monitors in laboring patients 2013
    2012 Natural history of placenta previa in twins 2012
    2012 Moderate ambient level of carbon monoxide and risk of preeclampsia: Zhai et al 2012
    2012 Fetal congenital heart disease and intrauterine growth restriction: A retrospective cohort study 2012
    2012 Normal progress of induced labor 2012
    2012 Association of induction of labor and uterine rupture in women attempting vaginal birth after cesarean: A survival analysis 2012
    2012 Effect of maternal obesity on the risk of fetal loss after amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling 2012
    2012 Association of induction of labor and uterine rupture in women attempting vaginal birth after cesarean: A survival analysis 2012
    2012 Discussion: 'Moderate ambient level of carbon monoxide and risk of preeclampsia' by Zhai et al 2012
    2012 Risk of preterm delivery and growth restriction in twins discordant for structural anomalies 2012
    2012 The interaction effect of bacterial vaginosis and periodontal disease on the risk of preterm delivery 2012
    2012 The pattern of labor preceding uterine rupture 2012
    2011 Effect of regional anesthesia on the success rate of external cephalic version: A systematic review and meta-analysis 2011
    2011 Placental dysfunction disorders across generations: Wikström et al 2011
    2011 Adolescent pregnancy and gestational weight gain: Do the Institute of Medicine recommendations apply? 2011
    2011 Discussion: 'Placental dysfunction disorders across generations' by Wikström et al 2011
    2011 Vaginal birth after cesarean for cephalopelvic disproportion: Effect of birth weight difference on success 2011
    2010 Mode of delivery and obstetric outcomes in Asia 2010
    2010 Do race-specific definitions of short long bones improve the detection of down syndrome on second-trimester genetic sonograms? 2010
    2010 Discussion: 'Vitamin D insufficiency in women of childbearing age' by Ginde et al 2010
    2010 Effect of placenta previa on fetal growth 2010
    2010 Vitamin D insufficiency in women of childbearing age: Ginde et al 2010
    2009 Abnormal fetal heart rate tracings in patients with thick meconium staining of the amniotic fluid: Xu et al 2009
    2009 Discussion: 'Abnormal fetal heart rate tracings in patients with thick meconium staining of the amniotic fluid' by Xu et al 2009
    2009 Effect of gestational age at the prior cesarean delivery on maternal morbidity in subsequent VBAC attempt 2009
    2008 Predicting success and reducing the risks when attempting vaginal birth after cesarean 2008
    2008 Delivery method and outcome in very low birthweight fetuses: Wylie et al 2008
    2008 Delivery method and outcome in very low birthweight fetuses: Wylie et al 2008


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    2017 139-Prune-Belly Syndrome.  574-576.e1. 2017
    2017 Goldenhar Syndrome.  552-554.e1. 2017
    2017 Pierre Robin Sequence.  570-572.e1. 2017
    2017 Sirenomelia.  587-590.e1. 2017
    2017 VATER Association.  593-595.e1. 2017

    Research Overview

  • -Pregnancies complicated by obesity, substance use disorders, diabetes, and hypertension
    -Management of labor and the timing of delivery
  • Education And Training

  • Washington University, Internship 2006
  • Washington University, Residency 2009
  • Washington University, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012
  • Full Name

  • Lorie Harper