Publications & Reports

Reaching emergency obstetric care: overcoming the 'second delay'

Wendy Holmes, Elissa Kennedy


This briefing paper discusses the delay in reaching emergency obstetric care during childbirth and its impact on maternal mortality. It explores the existing evidence on barriers to reaching emergency obstetric care, solutions for overcoming these barriers and issues around the implementation of these solutions.

This resouce can be accessed via the Compass: Women’s and Children’s Health Knowledge Hub website


  • Journal: Women's and Children's Health Knowledge Hub: Briefing Paper
  • Published: 01/06/2010