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Women's Health Grand Rounds

Maternal Mortality: Maternal Emergencies & Reproductive Risks Associated with Chronic Disease


This program was part of the Safe Motherhood Initiative, a statewide effort to improve birth outcomes, reduce pregnancy-related deaths and racial disparities. The videoconference addressed reproductive health issues for women with chronic illness and improved response to obstetrical emergencies. The goal was to reduce maternal death through increased awareness of the leading causes of maternal deaths and to ensure training for health care providers in effective response to maternal emergencies.

  • Bleeding disorders

  •     Dr. Adiel Fleischer, MD- Regional Perinatal Center, Long     Island Jewish Medical Center-Schneider Children's     Hospital

  • Amniotic fluid embolism

  •     Jean-Claude Veille, MD, Professor and Chair,     Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive     Sciences, Albany Medical College


  •     Howard Minkoff, MD, Chairman Ob/Gyn, Maimonides     Medical Center

  • Diabetes

  •     Jeffrey King, MD, Professor and Chair, New York Medical     College

    After viewing the broadcast, participants will be able to:

    • identify chronic illness in pregnancy
    • evaluate the lethal consequences of HIV/AIDS
    • explain how to effectively manage acute hemorrhage, diabetes and amniotic fluid embolism in pregnancy

    This videoconference was sponsored by the American College of Ob/Gyn District II-NY (ACOG) in conjunction with the Bureau of Women’s Health, NYS Department of Health.

    Satellite broadcast originally aired Jan. 29, 2003

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