Special Issue "Maternal Medicine"

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Mary Higgins
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Guest Editor
University College Dublin, School of Medicine, National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street Dublin 2, Ireland
Interests: diabetes; labour; medical education; pre-eclampsia; maternal medicine
Dr. Siobhan Corcoran
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Guest Editor
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), 123 St Stephen's Green, Saint Peter's, Dublin, D02 YN77, Ireland
Interests: preterm birth prevention; diagnosis and management of fetal conditions; management of high risk pregnancies; labour and delivery
Dr. Ronan Sugrue
Guest Editor
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University NC 27708 Durham, NC, USA
Interests: cardiology; maternal public health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For many women and their families, pregnancy is a wonderful event full of possibility and joy. Most women will have a healthy pregnancy, a safe birth and deliver a vigorous baby.

Some women will unfortunately not be so lucky. Some may have pre-existing conditions that may affect their pregnancies and will require multidisciplinary care to help them to reach their goal of a safe birth and a healthy baby. Some women will develop medical complications in their pregnancy and then have to deal with both the complication and the loss of “normality”. Some will develop these complications early in pregnancy, while others will develop the complication at birth or during the postnatal period. Tragically, and thankfully rarely, some women will not survive their pregnancies.

There are obvious geographic inequities for maternity care. Even countries with higher socioeconomic factors can have higher than anticipated severe maternal morbidity and mortality. While there has been remarkable progress in achieving Millennium Goal 5 (“Improving Maternal Health”), there is still a strong requirement to achieve further improvements.

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Health and Public Health will focus on Maternal Medicine and Maternal Mortality and will be guest-edited by four experts in this field. We welcome your contributions and look forward to continuing to improve research in this crucially important area.

Prof. Dr. Mary Higgins
Dr. Siobhan Corcoran
dr. Ronan Sugrue
Guest Editors

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  • pregnancy
  • health
  • maternal medicine
  • public health
  • complications of pregnancy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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