Obstetrics (OB) & Perinatal Harm
Early Elective Delivery (EDD): For certain medical conditions, available data and expert opinion support optimal timing of delivery in the late-preterm or early-term period for improved neonatal and infant outcomes. Morbidity and mortality rates are greater among neonates and infants delivered during the early-term period compared with those delivered between 39 weeks and 40 weeks of gestation.
Perinatal: The period shortly before and after birth is a critical time for both mother and baby; therefore, the issues around perinatal care are part of a well-developed patient safety program.
Pre-eclampsia: A disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period and affects both the mother and the unborn baby.