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 Enhancing Reviews and Surveillance to Eliminate Maternal Mortality (ERASE MM) Program supports agencies and organizations that coordinate and manage Maternal Mortality Review Committees.
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.
Find out more about networks working to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies, including CDC resources.
Learn about CDC Levels of Care Assessment ToolSM (LOCATeSM) and the process, how data are used, and participating states.