Please take some time to look over this great article from AuntMinnie.com that talks about the impact ultrasound is having on maternal health.
<em>AIUM: Ultrasound offers promise for preventing maternal death
By Erik L. Ridley, AuntMinnie staff writer
March 18, 2016 — NEW YORK CITY – Is giving birth safely largely a privilege of the rich? It could be, given the shockingly high maternal death rates that still plague the developing world. But ultrasound can help, according to a March 18 talk at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting.
If widely adopted, prenatal ultrasound could significantly affect half of maternal deaths, including those due to hemorrhage, hypertension, and abortion, Dr. Alfred Abuhamad from Eastern Virginia Medical School told attendees.
What’s more, ultrasound could impact the causes of nearly 70% of neonatal deaths in the developing world, such as preterm birth complications, intrapartum-related complications, and congenital abnormalities, he said.
Abuhamad spoke about the challenges facing global maternal health and how ultrasound can help during the plenary session of AIUM 2016 on Friday morning.
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