CDC report finds most pregnancy-related deaths are preventable

According to a new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, four out of every five pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are preventable. For the women who died during pregnancy, during delivery or up to a year postpartum, more than 84% of deaths could have been avoided with “reasonable changes” by health care providers, the community the patient or others.

The CDC report results were drawn from 2017-2019 data from Maternal Mortality Review Committees. The analysis included 1,018 pregnancy-related deaths reported in...

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