Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

  • Sanjay Datta
  • Bhavani Shankar Kodali
  • Scott Segal


Maternal mortality and serious morbidity from obstetric anesthesia are rare. Although this is reassuring, important lessons can still be learned to continue to reduce the incidence toward zero. Moreover, changing demographics of the obstetric population are likely to challenge obstetric anesthesiologists to maintain the impressive safety record they have attained. Assisted reproductive technologies have allowed older women and those with major coexisting disease to bear children. Obesity is increasing to epidemic levels.


Maternal Mortality Maternal Death Laryngeal Mask Airway Neonatal Brain Anesthesia Care 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjay Datta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bhavani Shankar Kodali
    • 1
    • 2
  • Scott Segal
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Brigham & Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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