Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Older Age, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes Contribute to Growing U.S. Maternal Death Rate

Many people would be surprised to learn that among developed countries, the United States not only has the highest rate of maternal mortality (death during pregnancy or within one year of birth), but that it increased 56% between 1990 and 2015. Older age and conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity increase the risk, which is why the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) says expectant mothers should talk with their obstetrician and physician anesthesiologist to develop a plan that ensures the safest pregnancy, childbirth and recovery.