Original ArticlesCase Study Obstetrical Trauma With Maternal Death and Fetal SurvivalMowry, Matthew MSN, RN, CENAuthor Information Shock Trauma Center, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Correspondence: Matthew Mowry, MSN, RN, CEN, Shock Trauma Center, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 ([email protected]). The author has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly: January/March 2017 - Volume 40 - Issue 1 - p 36-40 doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000139 Buy Metrics Abstract Trauma during pregnancy is the leading cause of non–obstetric-related maternal and fetal death. This article summarizes obstetric physiology and outlines the assessment and treatment of traumatic injuries of the pregnant patient. A case is presented in which a pregnant woman with blunt abdominal trauma was managed efficiently in a trauma center within a hospital that does not have in-house obstetric services. © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.