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Why Are Women Still Dying From Childbirth?

Beyond the women who lose their lives, many thousands more are gravely harmed by pregnancy or childbirth. While there are about 800 maternal deaths annually in the U.S., there are over 50,000 instances of severe injuries to mothers around the time of childbirth, according to a CDC study.

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