This week in MMWR
Vol. 68, May 7, 2019
MMWR Early Release
PDF of Early Release issue
- Vital Signs: Pregnancy-Related Deaths, United States, 2011–2015, and Strategies for Prevention, 13 States, 2013–2017
Emily E. Petersen, MD; Nicole L. Davis, PhD; David Goodman, PhD; et al.
- Each year, approximately 700 women in the United States die from pregnancy-related complications.
Most pregnancy-related deaths are preventable, demonstrating the need to identify strategies to address the multiple contributing factors.