The United States is in the midst of a maternal mental health crisis. Not only are mental health conditions the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, but they are also the leading cause of maternal mortality. Each year, 800,000 families in the United States will be impacted by maternal mental health (MMH) conditions—and 225 new mothers will die by suicide or overdose. 

What has led to this crisis?  And—more importantly—what is being done to address it?

The main page for AIM’s resources, data collection, change package, and other implementation details for the Obstetric Hemorrhage bundle.

The main page for AIM’s resources, data collection plan, change package, and other implementation details for the Severe Hypertension bundle.

This short video demonstrates that evaluation of blood pressure is essential in assessing cardiovascular health.

The purpose of this policy is to promote safe and timely identification and management of Hypertensive Disorders during pregnancy and up to 6 weeks postpartum.

Article describing the creation of the PNQIN Equity Bundle Measures.

AWHONN has developed a standardized approach to ensuring that postpartum parents are empowered to recognize and act on signs of potentially life-threatening postpartum complications. The POST-BIRTH Warning Signs online course and program resources educate nurses and other healthcare professionals about the significance of postpartum maternal mortality and severe morbidity in the U.S. and how to provide consistent parent education aimed at reversing this trend.

The Birth Equity Journey: Optimizing Management of Obstetric Hemorrhage