Report from Nine Maternal Mortality Review Committees
Previous CDC data show that about 700 women across the U.S. die each year as a result of pregnancy or pregnancy-related complications and that racial disparities persist. While surveillance using vital statistics can tell us about trends and disparities, state and local maternal mortality review committees are best positioned to comprehensively assess maternal deaths and identify opportunities for prevention.
A new Report from Nine Maternal Mortality Review Committees shows that most pregnancy-related deaths are preventable and offers the first-ever prevention recommendations based on review committee findings.
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This report was created by the Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deathsteam, a collaboration between CDC, the CDC Foundation, and AMCHP supported by funding from Merck, through the Merck for Mothers program.