The research, which will be published in the September issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that 148 Texas women died in 2012 from pregnancy-related causes, either while pregnant, or soon after being pregnant, up from 72 deaths in 2010. Similarly, the rate in Texas jumped from 18 deaths per 100,000 births in 2006 to 36 deaths per 100,000 births in 2014.
But sadly, Texas is just an extreme snapshot of the United States’ bigger maternal mortality problem.
The U.S. is the only developed country in the world where maternal deaths actually increased between 1993 and 2013, according to the World Health Organization."
Read article by Erin Schumaker from The Huffington Post.