Despite significant global progress in reducing the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth, the rate of deaths has nearly doubled in the United States over the past 20 years. 

Children's Health

Despite significant global progress in reducing the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth, the rate of deaths has nearly doubled in the United States over the past 20 years. In addition, more than 50,000 women a year — one every 10 minutes — suffer a potentially life-threatening complication during pregnancy or childbirth.

— Brandpoint