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Maternal Deaths on the Rise in the U.S.

 

Maternal deaths are on the rise in the United States.  

A new study shows the biggest increase is among women who are 20 to 24 years old.

High-risk pregnancies and lack of access to quality healthcare are both contributing factors.  

The study was conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and published in "The Lancet."  

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