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Episode Info: Pregnancy-related deaths are a relatively rare event in the United States; around 16-26 deaths per 100k live births depending on what study you look at. But maternal mortality is steadily rising — it has more than doubled since 1987. But only in America. In other countries, maternal death rates have fallen sharply since 1990. In fact, the US has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world. I speak with Juan Pablo Segura about why this is and what we can do about it.Read more »

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