CDC: More than 80% of pregnancy-related deaths in the US are preventable

The agency found the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths are mental health conditions, excessive bleeding, cardiac conditions, and infection.

News 12 Staff

Sep 20, 2022, 9:24 AM

Updated 671 days ago

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According to the CDC, more than 80% of pregnancy-related deaths in the country are preventable.
The agency found the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths are mental health conditions, excessive bleeding, cardiac conditions, and infection.
Health experts reviewed maternal health data from 2017 to 2019 in 36 states.
They found that more than half of the pregnancy-related deaths happened between a week, to up to a year after pregnancy.
The CDC says the report highlights the need for health care professionals, and the public to be more aware of pregnancy-related complications that can happen during and after pregnancy.


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