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New CDC, state data shows how pandemic led to startling rise in maternal deaths

Before the pandemic, the United States had the highest maternal mortality rate among affluent nations, reflecting a multitude of systemic problems, from racial disparities in medical treatment and outcomes to high rates of chronic disease among people of child-bearing age to a lack of access to postpartum healthcare for many new mothers. The rate of maternal death for women aged 15 to 44 in the U.S. has only gotten worse, new data shows.

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