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During the pandemic, tracking health outcomes is essential to improving care, developing policies and understanding the impact of this pandemic on maternal and infant health. Learn more about global research and registries that are tracking the data to ensure the health of mothers and babies.

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COVID-19 Resources & Literature

A resource compiling up-to-date published literature on COVID-19 relating to mothers and babies. We have gathered scientifically sound research to help guide further studies or keep you up to date with the maternal child health population and COVID-19.

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Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM)

PeriStats now has data on severe maternal morbidity.These data were obtained from a report published by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.1

PeriStats now has data on severe maternal morbidity.These data were obtained from a report published by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.1

Severe maternal morbidity is reported as the number of women with at least one indication of severe morbidity as the numerator 10,000 deliveries.An occurrence of severe maternal morbidity is defined using the CDC-developed definition.A case is identified using 21 hospital discharge procedure and diagnosis codes that indicate a potentially life-threatening condition or maternal complication identified through the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) diagnosis and procedure codes.Blood transfusions were not included in counts.

These rates are available under the topic "Mortality and Morbidity" and are available at the state and regional levels.

1. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Federally Available Data (FAD) Resource Document. July 2, 2020; Rockville, MD; Health Resources and Services Administration. Available here.


November 2021

 2021 March of Dimes Report Card
 Updated data on behavioral risk factors

September 2021

 2018 PRAMS Data Update

June 2021

 Low Risk C-Sections
 Social Determinants of Health
 Maternity Care Deserts
 Medicaid Coverage
 Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM)

May 2021

 Infant Mortality Update

March 2021

 Natality data updates

February 2021

 2019 Natality Data Update

December 2020

 Updated data on Poverty, Health Insurance, illicit drug use, and Behavioral Risk Factors

November 2020

 2020 March of Dimes Report Cards

September 2020

 PRAMS Data Updated!

August 2020

 Perinatal and Late Fetal Mortaltiy rates updated

July 2020

 COVID-19 Articles

June 2020

 Updates to Medicaid Coverage and Sexually Transmitted Disease Data

May 2020

 Updates to infant and maternal mortality
 COVID-19 Articles

March 2020

 2018 Natality Data Update
 Puerto Rico Natality data (2015-2018) now available

February 2020

 Updated data on poverty and health insurance

December 2019

 Updated data on behavioral risk factors

May 2019

 Natality data updates on PeriStats

January 2019

 Data updates on PeriStats