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Papers: 19 Feb 2022 - 25 Feb 2022

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2022 Feb 01

JAMA Netw Open



Use of Labor Neuraxial Analgesia for Vaginal Delivery and Severe Maternal Morbidity.


Guglielminotti J, Landau R, Daw J, Friedman AM, Chihuri S, Li G
JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Feb 01; 5(2):e220137.
PMID: 35191971.


Addressing severe maternal morbidity (SMM) is a public health priority in the US. Use of labor neuraxial analgesia for vaginal delivery is suggested to reduce the risk of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), the leading cause of preventable severe maternal morbidity.