- US maternal mortality trends are up, unlike in the rest of the world
- The rate of US pregnancy-related deaths has especially gone up in Texas
(CNN)The good news is that maternal mortality rates are declining worldwide. The bad news? The situation for women in the United States is a glaring exception. And in Texas, where clinics serving women have shuttered and their health interests have been battled all the way up to the US Supreme Court, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths more than doubled over the course of two years.