Maternal Mortality Rates Decline Significantly in 2022, Highlighting Racial Disparities – CDC Report

Washington, D.C. — In a notable turn of events, the latest report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed a significant decrease in maternal mortality rates in 2022. This positive development follows a worrisome trend of increasing women dying during pregnancy, childbirth, or postpartum in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, disparities persist, with Black women continuing to experience higher rates of maternal deaths compared to other demographic groups. According …

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