Since 2013, the Safe Motherhood Initiative has been working with obstetric hospitals in New York State to develop and implement standard approaches for handling obstetric emergencies associated with maternal mortality and morbidity. The Safe Motherhood Initiative focuses on the four leading causes of maternal death: maternal sepsis, obstetric hemorrhage (severe bleeding), venous thromboembolism (blood clots), and severe hypertension in pregnancy (high blood pressure).


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Request a Grand Rounds by practicing ob-gyns local to your institution, free of charge.


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Bereavement Tools & Support

Find support for patients, families, and staff after severe morbidity or maternal death.

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