Maternal Health Awareness Alert
Pregnancy and delivery can impact maternal health and wellness for up to one year and beyond.
WHAT IS THE CRISIS?
- Maternal mortality is defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy, at delivery, or soon after delivery through one year following the end of a pregnancy.
- Approximately 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications.
- Nearly 50% of these deaths occur post discharge from the hospital through one year postpartum.
- Black women are 3-4 times more likely to die then white women
- Cardiovascular conditions (such as myocardial infarction, aortic dissection, and cardiomyopathy), hemorrhage, infection, embolism, mental health conditions, and preeclampsia/eclampsia account for nearly 75% of pregnancy-related deaths.
Go to https://www.phila.gov/media/20180418095805/MMR-2010-12-Report-final-060115.pdf
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6818e1.htm
Go to https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/healthy/Pages/Maternal-Mortality.aspx