maternal deaths


Risk of death related to pregnancy and childbirth more than doubled between 1999 and 2019 in the US

BY: - August 23, 2023

By Laura Fleszar, University of Washington; Allison Bryant Mantha, Harvard University; Catherine O. Johnson, University of Washington, and Greg Roth, University of Washington Black women were more likely to die during pregnancy or soon after in every year from 1999 through 2019, compared with Hispanic, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other […]

Maternal deaths often point to the conditions in which people live and work, said one researcher connected to a new study on maternal deaths. Getty Images.

Study shows sharp increases in maternal deaths over two decades

BY: - July 4, 2023

A study from the University of Washington released Monday shows maternal mortality rates more than doubled in some states between 1999 and 2019, with sharp increases for some racial and ethnic groups. Researchers touted it as the first study to provide such maternal mortality calculations for every state. Previous reports have not included rates for states with […]