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Preventing Maternal Mortality Calls For More Data

The CDC started tracking maternal deaths in 1986, but states and a handful of cities are turning data with a deeper look into the issue.
Posted at 9:08 AM, Aug 14, 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.