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Eliminating Racial Disparity in Maternal Mortality

The CDC found black moms are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related issue than white moms.
Posted at 9:06 AM, Aug 16, 2019

Maternal Mortality: Beyond the Statistics is a solutions-focused series on the push to reverse the rising maternal mortality rate in the United States. About 700 women die from pregnancy-related complications in the U.S. every year, according to the CDC, but 60% of these deaths are preventable. Newsy's Lauren Magarino spoke with federal, state and community-based sources on solutions already in effect and those still needing implementation to reverse the rate.