Annual Report 2015-2016 > Pregnancy & Childbirth
We helped to identify evidence-based practices for prenatal, birth and postpartum care, as well as unsafe or unnecessary practices, and published them in The Lancet.
- We developed new guidelines to help health care workers in low-resource settings identify when a woman is going into shock due to blood loss after giving birth.
- We began testing the best ways to help women and their families recover physically and emotionally after surgery to repair obstetric fistula.
- Our research showed that US health care providers are missing opportunities to offer pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs to pregnant women facing increased risk of HIV.
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