USA Maternal Death Rates

Seems like the CDC has overstated the rate. By a long shot.

It is one thing to collect data, another to properly digest the data. Cliff’s Notes: the big increase in maternal deaths was from an addition of a “pregnant” box to check on death certificates. Had nothing to do with cause of death. You could be pregnant, die in a car wreck, and get added to maternal death. When recalculating maternal death rates using the old method, essentially no change over the 20 plus year time frame staying steady at 10/100,000.

I worked at a high risk maternity hospital during the time frame covered in the study. That is about the rate we saw. No trending increase despite the ever worsening health of the population.

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When recalculating maternal death rates using the old method, essentially no change over the 20 plus year time frame staying steady at 10/100,000.


I agree about proper documentation. But the maternal death rate remains unacceptably high for Black Women at sub 24/100,000 births.

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LMAO

Mi mother would have fits.