Maternal mortality rates have increased in the United States. The purpose of this virtual workshop, co-sponsored by NICHD, is to develop a research agenda targeted at the clinical causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. An interdisciplinary team of experts will address the question of why women die from these conditions (e.g. postpartum hemorrhage, hypertension, cardiovascular…Read More
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) supports research on maternal health and pregnancy outcomes, with the goal of preventing and treating pregnancy-related complications and reducing maternal mortality.
NIH published a request for information (RFI) to solicit input on a proposed research initiative to decrease maternal mortality. In strategic alignment with efforts undertaken across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and NIH’s already significant investments in maternal mortality research, NIH is considering the proposed two-pronged research initiative in pursuit of cutting-edge,…Read More
The alarming rise of maternal mortality in the United States is a serious public health concern that has garnered widespread attention from U.S. government leadership, the NIH, and the public. NIH is seeking input from stakeholders throughout the scientific research, advocacy, and clinical practice communities, as well as the general public, on a proposed research…Read More
Homicide is a leading cause of death among pregnant and postpartum women in Louisiana, according to an analysis of birth and death records from 2016 and 2017. The study, appearing as a Research Letter in JAMA Pediatrics, was funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of…Read More
Trauma and adversity in childhood raise the risk of numerous health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and mental illness in adulthood.1 Several recent studies found that women who experienced childhood adversity are more likely to have their first child early or outside of marriage and face a higher risk of cancer than men….Read More