Maternal mortality rate in US soared 40% during Covid-19 pandemic

Wider access to insurance coverage to improve prenatal and follow-up care, and increasing transportation to medical facilities could help lower the death rate, according to the CDC

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The US maternal mortality rate, already far higher than peer countries, soared during the pandemic. More than 1,200 women in the US died of complications arising from pregnancy or childbirth in 2021,

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First Published: Mar 16 2023 | 11:02 AM IST

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