Obstetrics: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst. Forewarned is forearmed

Rosalie Grivell, Amanda Proprzeczny

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    Abstract


    As obstetricians, we aim to provide care for our patients which improves outcomes for mothers, babies and the community as a whole. We know though that maternal morbidity, adverse outcomes and even mortality for mother and baby are sadly an all too frequent occurrence. Severe maternal morbidity is a much more common outcome than maternal mortality, and risk factors for severe maternal morbidity are increasing among those we see in antenatal clinics everyday.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10-11
    Number of pages2
    JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Volume57
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

    Keywords

    • editorial
    • multimorbidity in pregnancy
    • obstetrics

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