New Dashboard Providing Data on Pregnancy-Associated Deaths
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(MISSOURINET) –  On average, 61 women in Missouri die every year while pregnant or within one year of being pregnant. That’s according to the state Department of Health and Senior Services, which has put together an online dashboard to keep track of the data. Ashley Otto is a registered nurse specialist with D-H-S-S:

Among the findings, the highest maternal death rates are in the more heavily-populated St. Louis and Kansas City areas. Otto says that bucks traditional trends of rural areas experiencing higher maternal deaths.

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