The Nursing Post Podcast

Premature Births and Maternal Deaths l Episode 034

November 19, 2020

About 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of pregnancy or delivery related complications. According to the CDC, A pregnancy-related death is defined “as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the end of pregnancy from a pregnancy complication, a chain of events initiated by pregnancy, or the aggravation of an unrelated condition by the physiologic effects of pregnancy.”

The maternal death rate among black women was 37.1 deaths per 100,000 live births, a rate up to three times the rates for non-Hispanic white and Hispanic women. Rates are actually climbing and in some cities up to 12% higher mortality

Learn more about our experiences with premature births. Visit our website for show notes and references

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