maternal mortality

2011-2013 Pregnancy-Related Mortality in the U.S. Findings

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-07-12

A new report published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pregnancy-Related Mortality in the United States, 2011-2013, provides the most recent information on pregnancy-related deaths in the United States.

CDC’s Review to Action Website Promotes Range of Resources to Support Maternal Mortality Review Committees

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-06-19

The CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health has released the Review to Action website. This website promotes the state-based maternal mortality review process as “the best way to measure and reduce pregnancy-related deaths”. While serving as a resource for best practices in maternal mortality review, the website also supports the translation of findings into action.

Maternal Mortality in the U.S.: The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-05-17

With 60 percent of maternal deaths in the U.S. being preventable, the U.S. has the worst maternal death rate in the developed world. An article published on ProPublica, The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth, discusses the story of a neonatal nurse, Lauren Bloomstein, and her tragic outcome.

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