Public health agencies and partners responsible for maternal mortality surveillance and those that write about maternal mortality must be cautious and transparent in the definitions they use to quantify and characterize deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.
This section contains definitions of key terms used by Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) as well as other terms used by national surveillance systems.
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