maternal morbidity

maternal morbidity

medical complications in a woman caused by pregnancy, labor, or delivery.

ma·ter·nal mor·bid·i·ty

(mă-tĕr'năl mōr-bid'i-tē)
Medical complications of pregnancy, labor, or delivery affecting the mother.
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Early diagnosis of HELLP syndrome and treatment by delivery can reduce the maternal morbidity and mortality.
But in a larger cross-sectional population-based study involving multiple community hospitals, no difference was seen in the primary cesarean rate, the successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rate, or maternal morbidity for laboring women who gave birth in hospitals with an obstetrician available around the clock versus hospitals not using a laborist model.
A 2007 review of progress in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality reported both successes and failures.
UNFPA is convinced that scaling up midwifery is the strategy to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality; together with the public universities in Bolivia we will continue to advocate for the project proposal to implement full midwifery training in Bolivia.
present 24/7" and found no difference in the primary cesarean rate, the successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rate, or maternal morbidity.
Although illegal, this practice provides a much needed service in the context of high maternal morbidity, poorly stocked clinics and high unmet family planning need.
The rate of CS delivery was positively associated with postpartum antibiotic treatment and severe maternal morbidity and mortality, even after adjustment for risk factors.
Our goal for these consensus recommendations is to create a system for maternal care that complements and supplements the current neonatal framework in order to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality across the country" Dr.
This and the lack of education, low utilisation of family planning services, and lack of skilled birth attendance and safe delivery centres at local level contribute to high maternal morbidity and mortality.
reviewing severe maternal morbidity and 'near misses' rather than maternal deaths.
Major finding: There was a four--to fivefold variation in severe maternal morbidity rates and a sevenfold variation in neonatal morbidity, but no correlation to the obstetric performance measures studied.
Abstract: This 2006 study investigated ethnicity-related factors contributing to sub-standard maternity care and the effects on severe maternal morbidity among immigrant women in the Netherlands.