The high maternal mortality rates across the United States exceed those of other developed countries. Statistics, divided amongst races, vary drastically and inadvertently illustrate the inequities in healthcare. It has been proven that African American women pose the highest risk for mortality during the prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal periods. Worldwide, cardiovascular diseases serve as the leading cause. Obstetric hemorrhage, preexisting medical conditions, and social and economic differences account for a large segment of the remaining numbers. Research has shown that minimal changes and implementations in healthcare could progress these statistics. Therefore, new legislation, healthcare policies, and hospital modifications are continuously being generated and employed.
Atongnong CL. Maternal Mortality in the United States. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2023; 5(1).
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