US Climate and Health Alliance

Heat Exposure and Maternal Health in the Face of Climate Change


Climate change will increasingly affect the health of vulnerable populations, including maternal and fetal health. This systematic review aims to identify recent literature that investigates increasing heat and extreme temperatures on pregnancy outcomes globally. We identify common research findings in order to create a comprehensive understanding of how immediate effects will be sustained in the next generation.

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed article
Leeann Kuehn Sabrina McCormick
Resource URL
July 29, 2017
Health and Human Impacts
Heat illness/extreme temperature Other disease Overview/general
Climate and Environmental Impacts
Extreme weather events Heat
Vulnerable populations

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