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The Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and related


Saving Lives, Improving Mothers' Care (2014)

The first report published by MBRRACE, covering the years 2009-12
 Click here to download
Saving Mothers' Lives Report (published March 2011)

Reviewing maternal deaths to make motherhood safer 2006 - 2008

8th report of the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the United Kingdom.
- Full Report
- Executive Summary
- Midwifery Summary
Full report published as a supplement to the British Journal of O & G, Wiley
Obesity in Pregnancy
(published December 2010)

Report on Obesity in Pregnancy:
findings from a national project
View the full report
View the OAA's response to this report
View CMACE-RCOG Joint Guideline on the management of obesity in pregnancy (March 2010) 
Saving Mothers' Lives 2006-2008:
'Saving Mothers' Lives 2006-2008' was launched in March 2011. An important and clinically significant finding emerged from this work, which was summarised in the first CMACE Emergent Theme briefing.
Download this briefing 
The CEMACH/OAA Diabetes Project
(published June 2010)

A national audit of anaesthetic records and care for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes underging caesarean section
A joint report of CMACE and the OAA
View the full report 
Perinatal Mortality 2006
(published April 2008)

View full 2006 report
View full 2007 report
Saving Mothers' Lives Report (published December 2007)

Reviewing maternal deaths to make motherhood safer 2003 - 2005
published by CMACE (formerly CEMACH)

 All OAA members (both in the UK and overseas) have been sent:

  • a printed copy of the Executive Summary (approx 12 pages) and
  • a CD of the full report
- view full report
- view executive summary
- view midwifery summary

ICNARC obstetric Report 2009 ICNARC obstetric Report 2009 (Intensive Care National Audit Research Centre)


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