There is a need to redouble efforts to prevent maternal deaths and improve maternity care for the 4 million US women giving birth each year1

Vital statistics regarding maternal mortality are an important indicator of the quality of health care in the US1

  • The maternal mortality rate:
    - Was higher than previously reported
    - Is increasing
    - Places the US far behind other industrialized nations
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  1. MacDorman MF, Declerq E, Carral H, et al. Recent increase in the U.S. Maternal mortality rate. Obstet Gynecol.2016;128:1-10.