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Maternal Health Clinical Publications & Resources

Here you can find practice guidelines, clinical reports, interactive tools, and other resources designed for health care providers.  

2011 NARAL CPC Report from NARAL

Acute Maternal HIV Infection During Pregnancy and Breast-feeding: Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission in Resource-Limited Settings from Medscape Today

Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health, Guttmacher Institute and the United Nations Population Fund. 2009 Dec 1.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Outcomes of Maternal Weight Gain Report (PDF)

Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance --- United States, 2006. CDC, 2009.

Behind International Rankings of Infant Mortality: How the United States Compares with Europe CDC; 2009 Nov

Births—Method of Delivery from the National Center for Health Statistics

Births: Preliminary Data for 2007 (PDF) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breastfeeding with Postpartum Depression from Advance for Physician Assistants

CDC’s Show Your Love Preconception Health Campaign

Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Conference Statement (PDF)

Committee opinion no. 453: screening for depression during and after pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb; 115(2 Pt 1): 394-5.

Counseling Patients on Preconception Care: Folate and Beyond

Delayed Childbearing: More Women Are Having Their First Child Later in Life from the CDC National Center for Health Statistics

Diabetes in Pregnancy from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), UK

Do pediatricians recognize mothers with depressive symptoms? From Case Western Reserve University

A Healthy Baby Begins with You: African American Infant Mortality Awareness Campaign from the Office of Minority Health

HIV and Pregnancy: Medical and Legal Considerations for Women and Their Advocates, Center for HIV Law and Policy from The Center for HIV Law and Policy

Hospitalizations Related to Childbirth, 2006 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, April 2009

Impact of maternal immunization on influenza hospitalizations in infants from American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Interactive Wheel for Dating Pregnancy from Premier Diagnostic Services

Interim Guidelines for the Evaluation of Infants Born to Mothers Infected with West Nile Virus during Pregnancy from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Male Infertility from Advance for LPNs

Medications and Pregnancy from CDC

The Management of Preeclampsia After 36 Weeks' Gestation from Medscape Today

Management of Thyroid Dysfunction during Pregnancy and Postpartum: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline (PDF) from the Endocrine Society

Managing Asthma during Pregnancy: Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth from World Health Organization Resources about postpartum depression for health care professionals, women, and their loved ones

Maternal Hyperglycemia Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes from Medscape

Mood Disorder Questionnaire from University of Texas Medical Branch

Preventing Gaps When Switching Contraceptives from Reproductive Access

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adolescents Born Weighing <2000 Grams from Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Recent Trends in Cesarean Delivery in the United States. CDC; NCHS Data Brief. No. 35; 2010 Mar.

From Medscape

Monitoring Emergency Obstetric Care: a handbook from the World Health Organization

Myocardial Infarction In Pregnancy from Advance for Physician Assistants

New Network to Track Drugs and Vaccines in Pregnancy from Science magazine

No Tally of the Anguish from Human Rights Watch

Oncofertility Consortium addresses health care and quality-of-life issues that concern young cancer patients whose fertility may be threatened by their disease or treatment

Potentially Avoidable Injuries to Mothers and Newborns During Childbirth, 2006 (PDF) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Pregnancy and childbirth: the effects on pelvic floor muscles from the Nursing Times

Pregnancy and Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome from Medical News Today

Premature Birth Report Card, 2009 from the March of Dimes

Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention from the Institute of Medicine

Preventing Infections During Pregnancy from the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Advances Maternal Health from the Guttmacher Policy Review

Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians: Postpartum Counseling  

Rapid advice: use of antiretroviral drugs for treating pregnant women and preventing HIV Infection in infants from the World Health Organization, 2009

A Real-Time Look at the Impact of the Recession on Women’s Family Planning and Pregnancy Decisions from the Guttmacher Institute

Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health and Health Care from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Science and Sensibility: Choice of Birth Place in the United States from Medscape Today

The State of the World's Children 2009 from UNICEF

The World’s Women and Girls from Population Reference Bureau

United States Maternity Care Facts and Figures: December 2009 from Childbirth Connection

Updated Interim Recommendations for Obstetric Health Care Providers Related to Use of Antiviral Medications in the Treatment and Prevention of Influenza for the 2009-2010 Season from the CDC

Vaginal Delivery of Breech Presentation (PDF) Clinical Guidelines from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines from the Institute of Medicine

West Nile Virus, Pregnancy and Breast-feeding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Your Six-Week Postpartum Check-up: A Health Care Guide for New Mothers / Su Chequeo Médico Completo de la Semana Sexta después del Parto: Una Guía del Cuidado de la Salud para Madres Nuevas, a one-page tear-off sheet that health care providers can offer to their patients during the postpartum check up to facilitate healthy behaviors 


CORE – Curricula Organizer for Reproductive Health Education

Explore the new and improved CORE tool with thousands of peer-reviewed, evidence-based reproductive health education resources. Access is free and materials include full presentations, individual slides, images, handouts, activities, and videos.