Maternal Mortality

The death of a woman during pregnancy, at delivery, or soon after delivery is a tragedy for her family and for society as a whole. Sadly, about 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications.

The Hear Her campaign supports CDC’s efforts to prevent pregnancy-related deaths by sharing potentially life-saving messages about urgent warning signs.

The Hear Her campaign supports CDC’s efforts to prevent pregnancy-related deaths by sharing potentially life-saving messages about urgent warning signs.


Erase MM

The Enhancing Reviews and Surveillance to Eliminate Maternal Mortality (ERASE MM) Program supports agencies and organizations that coordinate and manage Maternal Mortality Review Committees.


Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System

CDC conducts national surveillance of pregnancy-related deaths to learn more about the causes of pregnancy-related deaths and risk factors associated with these deaths.


Maternal mortality prevention

Learn more about helping prevent pregnancy-related death, risk factors, what CDC is doing, and other resources.


Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

Find out more about networks working to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies, including CDC resources.


CDC Levels of Care Assessment Tool (CDC LOCATe)

Learn about CDC LOCATe and the process, how data are used, and participating states.