Many pregnancy-related deaths are preventable, CDC report finds

"While maternal deaths are relatively rare, every death is tragic and it often represents a web of missed opportunities."

Each year, roughly 700 women in the U.S. die during pregnancy, childbirth, or after giving birth — and the majority of those deaths are preventable, according to a new analysis.

Heart disease and stroke were the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths each year from 2011 to 2017, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday. The report also found that black women

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