Most pregnancy-related deaths in U.S. were preventable, report shows – UPI.com

The report noted that American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) were disproportionately affected by pregnancy-related deaths. Mental health conditions and hemorrhage were the most common underlying causes, representing about half of deaths with a known explanation. About 64% of these deaths in AI/AN women happened between one week and one year after pregnancy. More than 90% were preventable, according to the authors of the report.

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