An unpublished state-sponsored study indicates that the rate of women in California who die from causes related to pregnancy has tripled in the last decade. However, doctors are divided over the reasons for the apparent increase. In this hour, the program discusses the study and its potential impact.

Pregnancy-Related Deaths on the Rise? 4 February,2010forum

Nathanael Johnson, freelance journalist and author of a California Watch article on the study suggesting that maternal death rates have tripled in California over the last 10 years
Elliot Main, chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the California Pacific Medical Center, and principal investigator for the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative
Aaron Caughey, associate professor at UCSF and director of the Center for Clinical and Policy Perinatal Research within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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