According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 4 out of 5 pregnancy related deaths in the United States are preventable.
The CDC analyzed data from 2017-2019 and determined that the leading causes of pregnancy related deaths are:
Mental health conditions.
Cardiac or coronary conditions.
According to the CDC these issues are preventable through such measures as, wider access to insurance coverage, post-pregnancy medical follow ups, and a coordinated system of referrals and coordination.