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Maternal & Infant Health Research Registries

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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COVID-19 Articles

PeriStats now includes a resource to help obtain the most up-to-date articles on COVID-19 and the maternal and child health population. The links provided here represent collections of published papers found on PubMed that have been reviewed and selected for relevancy to maternal health, pregnancy, infant health, and child health. Examples of topics that are included are: vertical transmission, systematic reviews, maternal screening, and characteristics of COVID-19. This selection is suited for public health professionals who work or are interested in the area of maternal and child health.

COVID-19 and Pregnancy

COVID-19 and Infants/Children

COVID-19 and Health Equity

Other sources for COVID-19 related articles:

NIH iSearch COVID-19 portfolio: includes articles from PubMed as well as pre-prints (preliminary reports of work that have not been certified by peer review) from medRxiv, SSRN, arXiv, bioRxiv, Research Square and ChemRxiv. The portfolio is updated daily.

Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, COVID-19 Maternal and Child Health & Nutrition Literature Repository: Regularly updated list and summary of peer-reviewed journal articles related to COVID-19, maternal and child health (including infants), and nutrition.

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) COVID-19: Expert Review of Relevant and Emerging Literature (not specific to maternal and child health)


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