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.
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.
Eliminating Racial Disparity in Maternal Mortality
The CDC found black moms are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related issue than white moms.
Health Experts Seek Protocols to Prevent Maternal Death
Other solutions include stronger care coordination between hospitals and primary care providers, and expanding Medicaid eligibility.
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