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Severe Maternal Morbidity: Screening and Review

Number 5, September 2016

ABSTRACT This document builds upon recommendations from peer organizations and outlines a process for identifying maternal cases that should be reviewed Severe maternal morbidity is associated with a high rate of preventability similar to that of maternal mortality It also can be considered a near...

September 2016

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Periviable Birth

Number 4, June 2016

(Replaces Obstetric Care Consensus Number 3, November 2015)

ABSTRACT Approximately 05 of all births occur before the third trimester of pregnancy and these very early deliveries result in the majority of neonatal deaths and more than 40 of infant deaths A recent executive summary of proceedings from a joint workshop defined periviable birth as delivery occ...

June 2016

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Levels of Maternal Care

Number 2, February 2015

Abstract In the 1970s studies demonstrated that timely access to riskappropriate neonatal and obstetric care could reduce perinatal mortality Since the publication of the Toward Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy report more than three decades ago the conceptual framework of regionalization of car...

February 2015

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Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery

Number 1, March 2014

(Reaffirmed 2016)

Abstract In 2011 one in three women who gave birth in the United States did so by cesarean delivery Cesarean birth can be lifesaving for the fetus the mother or both in certain cases However the rapid increase in cesarean birth rates from 1996 to 2011 without clear evidence of concomitant decrease...

March 2014

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