Women's and Maternal Health
By the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the prevalence and significance of severe maternal morbidity and mortality during the postpartum period.
2. Identify ways in which MCH community-based healthcare professionals can help postpartum mothers and their significant others reduce
maternal morbidity and mortality risks.
3. Explain at least two key elements of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Post-Birth Warning
Signs Program with an emphasis on risk identification and
mitigation in the community and home care settings.
4. Articulate how knowledge of AWHONN Post-Birth Warning Signs information can empower women and their significant others to
advocate for their postpartum health needs, recognize signs of complications, and know when and how to obtain the care they need.