Is The Maternal Death Rate Crisis In The US Based On Data Errors?

The finicky issue of maternal mortality and death reporting

Gideon M-K; Health Nerd
6 min readMar 26, 2024

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Pictured: Maternity. The wonders of pregnancy. My wife tells me it was, um, an experience. Photo by freestocks on Unsplash

For the last decade, it has been fairly well-acknowledged that the United States is having a crisis with maternal mortality, which is broadly defined as deaths that are caused or contributed to by childbirth and pregnancy. Most estimates suggest that…

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