New CDC Vital Signs Report Available

05/14/2019 - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a Vital Signs report showing that pregnancy-related deaths happen before, during, and up to a year after delivery.

This report provides data from CDC's Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System as well as state Maternal Mortality Review Committees and looks at leading causes of death throughout pregnancy and postpartum, highlighting potential strategies MMRCs have identified to prevent future deaths.

The CDC has also created a consumer graphic fact sheet and other communication tools on this important issue in addition to the report.