The United States is experiencing a growing maternal health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 700 women die each year from conditions related to pregnancy. Another 50,000 women experience severe pregnancy-related complications—like heart disease, stroke, blood clots, and depression—that may affect their health for the rest of their lives. Many of these negative outcomes are preventable and disproportionately impact Black or African American women and American Indian and Alaska Native women.
Guided by the key questions listed below, speakers in this P2P workshop will assess the scientific evidence on predicting and preventing poor postpartum health outcomes. After the workshop, an independent panel will draft a report outlining evidence gaps and priorities for future research.
- When a birthing person starts prenatal care, what combinations of risk indicators have the greatest effect on poor postpartum health outcomes? To what extent do these patterns of predictors of poor postpartum health outcomes vary by the race/ethnicity of the birthing person?
- Immediately before or immediately after delivery and before the end of birthing-related care, what combinations of risk indicators to the birthing person have the greatest effect on poor postpartum health outcomes? To what extent do these patterns of predictors of poor postpartum health outcomes vary by the race/ethnicity of the birthing person?
This is a 3-day virtual workshop from November 29-December 1, 2022.
Register now with the National Institutes of Health!