An overview of pregnancy-related deaths and the ongoing efforts reduce the rate of maternal mortality
In 2015, the World Health Organization estimated over 300,000 women worldwide died due to pregnancy-related causes.
That’s equivalent to
Despite modern medical advancements, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States has trended upward since 1987
A majority of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States are caused by preventable factors
Causes of pregnancy-related death in the United States: 2011-2016
die annually in the United States as a result of pregnancy or pregnancy related complications
4Kira4Moms was founded with the mission to advocate for improved maternal health policies and regulations, to educate the public about the impact of maternal mortality in communities, provide peer support to the victim’s family, friends, and promote the idea that maternal mortality should be viewed,and discussed as a human rights issue.