Obstetrics & gynaecology

Childbirth deaths declining in U.S., new report finds

(HealthDay)—Improved management of excessive bleeding and high blood pressure during labor and delivery are helping to reduce the number of childbirth-related deaths in the United States, maternal health experts say.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

ART conception tied to increased odds of maternal morbidity

(HealthDay)—For singleton pregnancies, conception with assisted reproductive technology (ART) is associated with increased risk of severe maternal morbidity, according to a study published in the January issue of Obstetrics ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Early warning trigger tool could help reduce maternal morbidity

(HealthDay)—Use of a clinical pathway-specific Maternal Early Warning Trigger (MEWT) tool can reduce maternal morbidity, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Severe illness in pregnancy preventable in many cases

(Medical Xpress)—As many as 40% of cases where pregnant women are admitted to intensive care units due to severe illness are potentially preventable, according to University of Otago Wellington researchers.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Severe maternal complication risk four times higher with twins

(HealthDay)—Women with twin pregnancies have a four-fold increased risk for severe maternal complications both before and after delivery, compared to women with singleton pregnancies, according to a study published online ...

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