Missouri maternal mortality sees significant increase

Mental health conditions, cardiovascular disease and homicides are the top three reasons why mothers died due to their pregnancy. (Graphic courtesy of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services)
Mental health conditions, cardiovascular disease and homicides are the top three reasons why mothers died due to their pregnancy. (Graphic courtesy of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services)

Maternal mortality in Missouri took a significant jump in 2020, enough to push a three-year rolling average up almost 10 deaths per year.

Maternal mortality includes pregnancy-associated deaths, of which pregnancy-related deaths is a sub-category.

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