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Legislative Priorities - Maternal Mortality
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AWHONN’s goal is that every maternal death will be reviewed and more fully understood so we can prevent future deaths.  We advocate for legislation that expands the work of state-based Maternal Mortality Review Committees and reduces disparities in maternal health outcomes. We also support research into the causes of maternal morbidity and mortality


AWHONN Position Statement

Non-Medically Indicated Induction and Augmentation of Labor


The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act

The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act became law on December 21.  AWHONN applauds President Donald Trump for his signature and the House and Senate for their votes.  This legislation would provide much needed support to state-based maternal mortality review committees.  These committees are the best way to understand the rising maternal mortality rate in the United States and identify measures to prevent future maternal deaths.  We want to especially thank for their leadership in passing this bill Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA-3), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO-1), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV).  Thank you to all the AWHONN members and other advocates who wrote to, called, visited the offices of members of Congress and wrote op-eds to urge passage of this bill.


Resources for Clinicians

Postpartum Hemorrhage Project


Resources for Women & Families


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