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Pregnancy-related deaths: saving women’s lives before, during and after delivery.

CDC; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Maternal morbidity and mortality is a worldwide patient safety problem. This analysis describes the prevalence of pregnancy-related death and areas of concern during pregnancy, at delivery, and up to a year postpartum. It reports that 60% of these deaths are preventable and provides suggestions for families, clinicians, and systems to reduce risks.