Skip to main content

New Texas maternal mortality report shows disparities persist

The Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee report, delayed by more than three months, estimates that up to 90% of the deaths may have been preventable. Severe complications from pregnancy and childbirth also increased significantly.

A pregnant Nancy Pedroza, 27, touched her stomach at her parent's house where she was residing during the COVID-19 outbreak, in Fort Worth on April 5, 2020.

Texans need truth. Help us report it.

Support independent Texas news

Become a member. Join today.

Donate now

Explore related story topics

Health care Politics State government