The Maternal Mortality Review (MMR) Program examines the deaths among Maryland resident women while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy conclusion, in order to identify opportunities to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. The Program is carried out by collaboration between MedChi, the Vital Statistics Administration and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The MMR Workgroup, consisting of clinical and public health experts from across the state, develops recommendations and identifies strategies to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. During this process, both medical and non-medical factors contributing to the death are considered, and the quality and content of care are examined. For the past several years, the Program has reviewed an average of 38 cases per year.During 2016-2017, the committee completed the review of the 2015 deaths. Please click HERE for the 2017 Annual Report.
For more information, please visit the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
- Hypertension in Pregnancy: Clinical Update presented by Drs. Meredith Birsner and Robert Atlas
- MMR Workgroup presents – Updates and Management Guidelines Regarding Pregnancy Induced Hypertensive Disease and Preeclampsia
- Behavioral Health System – Baltimore, Information and Referral Line offers crisis assistance, along with substance use or mental health information, treatment referrals, and other assistance. Click on link to download and print the post card and/or flyer.
- Clinical care for opioid-using pregnant and postpartum women: the role of obstetric providers
For more information on Maternal and Child Health Programs, please contact: Shayna Banfield, M.S., CHES, Director of Programs, at 410-539-0872 or 800-492-1056, ext. 3341 or fax: 410-649-4131.