The New U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Fails to Capture Many Deaths

The New U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Fails to Capture Many Deaths
Since 2007, the government had held off on releasing an official estimate of expectant and new mothers who died from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. It waited for the data to get better. But the new, long-anticipated number falls short. By Nina Martin for ProPublica Late last month, maternal health experts from around Illinois ...