An article in The Economist asks a difficult question: ‘Is pregnancy in America much deadlier than in other rich countries?’

The death of a woman in pregnancy or childbirth is, to say the least, tragic. Whilst such deaths in America and other developed countries are rare, America’s maternal mortality is still higher than that in other rich European countries, but the same as Britain if analyzed by other measures.

The issue lies in the definition of maternal mortality and how records of such deaths are kept.

Read The Economist article, here:

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