Incidence of Postpartum Haemorrhage increasing – Study from Australia
A population‐based study using Victorian Perinatal Data Collection data for 764 244 births found that the incidence of primary postpartum haemorrhage, severe primary postpartum haemorrhage and associated maternal morbidities have increased significantly over time. The highest incidence of PPH was experienced in women who had an unplanned caesarean birth. Study available here
IJGO Special edition - Thinking beyond maternal mortality: Re-conceptualizing and
measuring maternal morbidity
The International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics has published a special supplement presenting a series of papers which shares aspects of the maternal morbidity working groups work over the past 5 years. It includes new insights into the assessment of maternal morbidity and tools to do so. Read it in full here.
World Preeclampsia Day
Tuesday was world preeclampsia day. It can have severe consequences for mothers and babies and it is estimated 20% of the worlds maternal deaths are from preeclampsia.