Maternal Mortality Special Series

How to prepare for postpartum hemorrhageThe aim of this paper is not to outline a specific medical-surgical algorithm for managing PPH, but rather to give an overview for system-wide preparedness that should be considered in planning to mitigate this frequent, potentially life-threatening, obstetrical emergency.
Maternal Mortality Postpartum Hemorrhage ResourcesA collection of standards, guidelines, tools and articles for the OB managing postpartum hemorrhage.
Maternal Mortality Resources - FoundationalA collection of standards, guidelines, tools and articles for further reading on maternal mortality.
Preventing maternal deaths gains support in CongressWith the United States ranked No. 50 globally in maternal deaths, support is growing in Congress for the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017 (H.R. 1318/S. 1112).
US initiatives to reduce maternal mortality globallyTo help combat maternal mortality rates globally, the US government has invested more than $15 billion since 2008 in innovative measures to accelerate reduction in deaths. These efforts are led by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Maternal mortality in the mediaTo help practitioners stay on maternal mortality stories, Contemporary OB/GYN will post links to reports from mainstream media outlets on our Media page. Be sure to check back often for the very latest links and information.
Maternal Mortality Resources - CardiovascularA collection of standards, guidelines, tools and articles for the OB caring for pregnant patients with cardiac disease.
Maternal mortality statisticsData collection methods are improving but still a challenge.
Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in pregnancyManagement challenges in pregnancies complicated by maternal heart disease are complex, requiring ongoing involvement of a team of specialists.
A call to arms against maternal mortalityIf we truly want to “make America great again” we should start with a national effort to address our tragically high maternal mortality rate.