The Obstetrics & Gynecology stated that the pregnancy-related mortality rate of mothers has been almost doubled between the year 2011 and 2015. They discovered that at least 537 women in Texas die because ofpregnancy-associated complications that includes problems of childbirth.
Dr. Lisa Hollier of Texas’ Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force said that it is a complex problem. and the most affected group is the African-American women. “We find that African-American women are bearing the greater risk for maternal death,” Dr. Hollier told the NPR. The rate of their maternal death is about three times higher than it is for women of other races and ethnicities. Dr. Hollier further said that African-American women accounted for 11 percent of the births but accounted for 28 percent of the maternal deaths.
The researchers also explained that main cause of pregnancy-related death was cardiac arrest. Other causes include homicide, hypertension, the overdose of legal and illegal drugs and suicide, according to the News and Independent.
In the study, the team assessed the data accumulated from at least 58 states in America. They found that the maternal mortality rate heightens from 18.8 in the year 2000 to 23,8 in the year 2014. Rachel Ward, the managing director of research at Amnesty International, Unite States said that there is sadly no magic bullet that explains what is behind the increase levels of maternal mortality in the United States. She further said that it is a combination of causes that speak to the systematic problems of failing to give accessible, affordable, quality health services to all women in the United States.
It is also discovered that the mortality rate of mothers across the United States has increased not only particularly in Texas. On the other hand, the said state has the number of maternal deaths. The News Independent reported that the maternity mortality rates in the U.S. have heightened by almost 27 percent from 2000 to 2014.