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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.

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