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New CDC Report Reveals that Most Pregnancy-Related Deaths are Preventable

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A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that four of five pregnancy-related deaths could have been prevented and addresses how race and ethnicity factor into maternal mortality. “Social determinants of health are well-known to contribute to this increased risk in minority populations like inadequate and unsafe living conditions, low education, unemployment, chronic stress and lack of adequate health care access,” said Hemamalini Pilla, M.D., OBGYN and practice medical director at Obstetrics and Gynecology of Southeast Houston, part of Pediatrix® Medical Group. 

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