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How a Global Partnership Could Save the Lives of Women and Children in Africa

Young women and expecting mothers are one of the most-affected groups, and research has shown that HIV/AIDS can significantly increase the chances of both maternal deaths and still births. One Massachusetts General Hospital Discovery Foundation Fellow has witnessed the disease’s impact first-hand and is determined to help and give back to her community.

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Helping Mothers Recover When the Psychological Trauma of Giving Birth Lingers

Sharon Dekel, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Harvard Medical School and a researcher and psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is studying childbirth-related posttraumatic stress disorder (CB-PTSD), a condition that may affect as many as 5-11% of postpartum women.

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Meet Victoria, the Robot Who Gives Birth

Nursing students at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions use a realistic birth simulator named Victoria to practice guiding mother and child through the birth process. Just like human mothers, Victoria’s deliveries don’t always go as planned, helping to prepare nurses for complications they may encounter during a live birth. Simulators play a key role in providing Mass […]

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