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CDC: 3 out of 5 maternal deaths are preventable
Modern Healthcare

Three out of five pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are preventable, and federal health officials want providers to keep a watchful eye for factors that could lead to maternal mortality.

Approximately 700 women in the U.S. die each year due to pregnancy- or birth-related complications up to a year after delivery, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report on Tuesday.

From 2011 to 2015, nearly 31% of maternal deaths happened during pregnancy compared with 36% that occurred on the day of delivery and up to one week after, while 33% happened one week to one year after delivery.