Data Visualization: Preventing pregnancy-related deaths
Preventing pregnancy-related death every step of the way.
Death can happen up to a year after delivery:
31% of pregnancy-related deaths occur during pregnancy, 36% occur during delivery and up to 1 week afterward, and 33% occur 1 week to 1 year after delivery.
SOURCE: CDC Vital Signs, May 2019
Make sure pregnant women receive quality care during pregnancy and after.
During Pregnancy: Improve access to and delivery of quality prenatal care, which includes managing chronic conditions and educating about warning signs.
At Delivery: Standardize patient care, including delivering high-risk women at hospitals with specialized providers and equipment.
Postpartum: Provide high-quality care for mothers up to one year after birth, which includes communicating with patients about warning signs and connecting to prompt follow-up care.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Atlanta, GA 30333
Publication date: May 7, 2019