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 care delivery systems around the world. Our hope is that through communication, promotion, and education, we can help to unify and engage users on the realities of the systems providing maternal health care worldwide.

Research Publications

In Pediatrics August 2023 – Fathers, Breastfeeding, and Infant Sleep Practices: Findings From a State-Representative Survey

In BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth June 2023 – Women’s perspectives on disrespect and abuse during facility-based childbirth in Ethiopia: a qualitative study

In PLoS One June 2023 – Delays in obtaining hospital care and abortion-related complications within a context of illegality

In the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health June 2023 –Health Care Use, Coverage, and Experiences During the Year Prior to Pregnancy in a Primarily Hispanic Population with Low Income: A Descriptive Qualitative Study

In PLoS One June 2023 – Regional practice variation in induction of labor in the Netherlands: Does it matter? A multilevel analysis of the association between induction rates and perinatal and maternal outcomes

In Maternal and Child Health Journal June 2023 –Results of Immediate Postpartum Long Acting Reversible Contraception Provision After Expanded Reimbursement Policy Implementation at an Academic Medical Institution

In the News

In Borgen Magazine August 9, 2023 – Midwives for Haiti: Improving Maternal Care in Haiti

In ABC News August 1, 2023 – Maternal care deserts overlap with lack of abortion access, analysis shows