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The topic of maternal mortality in the United States is rapidly gaining attention from public health and clinical researchers, policymakers, and members of the media. Visit this section at least once every month to find updates in the field of maternal mortality as they become available from reputable sources.


Featured News Articles

  • Martin, A. G., & Martin, N. (2017, September 5). Another Thing Disappearing From Rural America: Maternal Care. Retrieved September 08, 2017, from propublica.org [Link]
  • Why are more American women dying after childbirth? (2017, August 17). Retrieved August 29, 2017, Retrieved from pbs.org [Link]
  • MARTIN, P. N., & Montagne, R. (2017, July 05). U.S. Hospitals Struggle To Protect Mothers When Childbirth Turns Deadly. Retrieved August 17, 2017, retrieved from npr.org  [Link]
  • Belluz, J. (2017, July 03). Black moms die in childbirth 3 times as often as white moms. Except in North Carolina. Retrieved July 11, 2017, retrieved from vox.com [Link]
  • Canty, M. (2017, June 17). Health care linked to maternal mortality. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from dailypress.com [Link]
  • Miller, E. (2017, May 31). We can’t really know what’s killing New Mexico’s mothers. Retrieved June 07, 2017, from www. sfreporter.com [Link]
  • Martin, P. N., & Montagne, R. (2017, May 12). Focus On Infants During Childbirth Leaves U.S. Moms In Danger. Retrieved June 07, 2017 from npr.org  [Link]
  • Martin, P. N., & Montagne, R. (2017, May 12). The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth. Retrieved June 07, 2017, from propublica.org [Link]
  • Merck for Mothers Addresses Maternal Mortality in New Mini Film . (2017, March 10). Diverge . Retrieved from divergenow.com[Link]
  • The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Preeclampsia Foundation . (2017, March 2). Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Maternal Deaths [Press release].  [Link]
  • Tavernise, Sabrina (2016, September 21). Maternal mortality rate in the U.S. rises, defying global trend, study finds. The New York Times. [Link]
  • Ollove, Michael (2016, May 9). U.S. maternal death rate is spiking. Here’s what’s being done to change that. The Washington Post. [Link]
  • Fine Maron, Dina. (2015, June 8). Has maternal mortality really doubled in the U.S.? Scientific American. [Link]

Influential Studies

  • Maswime, S. and Buchmann, E. (2017). A systematic review of maternal near miss and mortality due to postpartum hemorrhage. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 137: 1–7.[Link]
  • MacDorman, M.F., Declercq, E., Cabral, H., & Morton, C. (2016). Recent increases in the U.S. maternal mortality rate: disentangling trends from measurement issues. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 128(3), 447-55. [Link]
  • Kassebaum, N.J., Barber, R.M., Bhutta, Z.A., Dandona, L., Gething, P.W., Hay, S.I.,…Murray, C.J. (2016). Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 388(10053), 1775-1812. [Link]

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Events to Follow

  • Nov 4-8, 2017 - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo