What’s behind a sharp rise in deaths among pregnant women and new mothers?

A recent study found a disturbing rise in deaths among pregnant women and new mothers during the pandemic, and not just because of complications from pregnancy and childbirth. Native American women faced the greatest risk as they were three-and-a-half times more likely to die compared to white women. Amna Nawaz spoke with Jessica Whitehawk to better understand what’s driving this increase.

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