Every maternal death counts

The U.S. is the country with the highest proportion of maternal deaths among all developed nations.

Below is a graph from the CDC database on maternal deaths in the U.S.

Maternal Us Deaths 2003 - 2017

Between 2003 and 2017 there has been an increase of 77% (from 223 to 323) for non-Hispanic Blacks, while there has been an increase of 140% (from 194 to 465) for non-Hispanic Whites.

Causes of U.S. maternal mortality

Causes of US Maternal Mortality

The latest report from March of Dimes is out on maternal and infant health and the results are alarming. The U.S. received a C on the report card for its preterm birth rate. For the 4th year in a row, the rate of preterm births is up and over 22,000 babies die each year before reaching their first birthday. 

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Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss
Ectopic Pregnancy
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