Access to high quality antenatal and postnatal care is essential to reducing complications for both mother and fetus in pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum. This field is heavily reliant on both the structure of healthcare systems and larger health education programs, which provides an interesting lens to observe maternal public health and maternal health care delivery … Continue reading "Antenatal and Postnatal Care"
According to the CDC, over 99% of women will use contraception at least once in their lifetime. Birth control is essential for reducing the risk of pregnancy and avoiding sexually transmitted infections. It is also a groundbreaking area of research and development for scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. This page connects our users with a curated … Continue reading "Contraception & Family Planning"
Both communicable and non-communicable diseases can threaten the health of mother and fetus during pregnancy and postpartum. Therefore, there is a constant need for more research into the interaction between disease and pregnancy, particularly for diseases affecting large populations of women, such as diabetes, malaria, and HIV. Threats vary significantly depending on geography, genetic predisposition, … Continue reading "Disease and Maternal Health"
In recent years, innovations in women’s health have been attracting a lot of attention. The industry, often referred to “FemTech”, is projected to grow rapidly over the next decade and has the potential to significantly disrupt the current healthcare space. Start-ups are addressing various topics ranging from menstrual care to postpartum mental health to menopause. … Continue reading "Innovations in Maternal Health"
In addition to advancements in life sciences and medical technologies, research into the different systems through which individuals seek and receive maternal and reproductive health care is critical for reducing maternal mortality and improving patient outcomes. This page provides a sampling of some of the most recent academic publications and news stories discussing maternal health … Continue reading "Maternal Health Care Systems"
The perinatal period—from 20 completed weeks of pregnancy to 28 completed days after childbirth—is a critical time for both mother and baby. This period comes with increased risk of maternal and perinatal mortality, making research in this area imperative and impactful. Linked below are recent publications and news stories discussing research and discovery in the … Continue reading "Perinatal Period"
Trends in maternal health do not exist in a vacuum. Oftentimes, external factors such as socioeconomic status, education, and culture significantly impact health decisions and correlate with certain outcomes. For this reason, it is crucial to research and understand broader cultural trends that exist in conjunction with maternal health in order to evaluate and improve … Continue reading "Social Determinants of Maternal Health"
Increasing high quality, safe, and consistent maternal healthcare remains a high priority in the continued effort to reduce maternal mortality. Nearly all maternal deaths are concentrated in lower income countries and many occur from preventable complications. These continued trends support the need for sustainable development goals that will work toward the reduction of maternal mortality … Continue reading "Sustainable Development Goals for Maternal Mortality"