What Is the Most Effective, Low-Cost Method for Inducing Labor in Women With Pre-Eclampsia?

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By: Clare Waite, Consulting Associate, Gynuity Health Projects; Hillary Bracken, Senior Director, Gynuity Health Projects

A group of researchers from the University of Liverpool, Gynuity Health Projects and the Government Medical College, Nagpur recently conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare the efficacy, safety and acceptability of two low-cost methods for labor induction among women with pre-eclampsia…read more

Obstructed Labor Does Not End at Delivery: Strengthening Postpartum Care Following Prolonged/Obstructed Labor

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By: Elly Arnoff, Program Associate, Fistula Care Plus, EngenderHealth; Lauri J. Romanzi, Project Director, Fistula Care Plus, EngenderHealth; Vandana Tripathi, Deputy Director, Fistula Care Plus, EngenderHealth

In June 2017, at the 31st International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress in Toronto, Canada, the United States Agency for International Development–supported Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project at EngenderHealth convened a panel discussion co-sponsored by Bard Medical on postpartum care following prolonged/obstructed labor (P/OL)…read more

New FIGO Guidelines for Misoprostol Use

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By: Samia Khatun, Project Manager, Global Safe Motherhood Projects, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)

The International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently released an updated chart outlining recommendations for dosages and routes of administration for misoprostol use for several indications including medically induced abortion, clinical management of miscarriage, cervical preparation for surgical abortion, fetal death, induction of labor and management of postpartum hemorrhage…read more

A Pre-Discharge Checklist for Improving Facility-Based Postnatal Care for Mothers and Newborns

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By: Jillian Rossman, MCSP Administrative Coordinator

Globally, 45% of postpartum maternal deaths occur on the day of birth, and 66% take place during the first week after birth. A new postnatal care pre-discharge checklist and poster developed by USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program advance high-quality, evidence-based postnatal care practices to improve care during this critical period…read more