NICHD Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Research Information

NICHD conducts and supports research on a range of maternal health topics, including those that may lead or contribute to maternal morbidity and mortality. The institute’s research investments encompass normative and disease processes, clinical interventions, demographic and socioeconomic risk factors, clinical and institutional factors, and other issues that influence pregnancy and childbirth outcomes.

To conduct and support this research, NICHD relies on many branches, offices, and labs within the NICHD’s Office of the Director, Division of Extramural Research, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Division of Intramural Research, and National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research. The following sections include descriptions of some of this research.

More than 50 years of NICHD research on maternal health has provided a range of scientific findings that have improved clinical practice and enhanced health outcomes.

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