Cardio vascular complications during pregnancy and post partum mothers claim over 500,000 mothers a year. These mothers come from every country (developed and developing), and from every race. While maternal health has improved drastically over the last 100 years, it has stagnated since the early 1980’s. It is difficult to think of another medical condition where detection and/or treatment has not drastically improved since 1980, yet not a single research platform dedicated to cardio vascular health during pregnancy and post partum existed before the founding of Sabrina’s Foundation. Please feel free to view the statistical source materials below.

Statistics Sources

The United Nations: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2007

National Associated Press: The consequences of Morbidity and Maternal Mortality

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Information

World Health Organization: Maternal Mortality in 2000

Centers for Disease Control: Pregnancy-Related Mortality Surveillance – United States 1991-1999