Why is it important to measure maternal mortality?
How is maternal mortality defined?
How are maternal and pregnancy-related deaths identified?
What are the indicators of maternal mortality?
General Resources

Basic Information: How are maternal and pregnancy-related deaths identified?

A number of sources and methods are used to identify pregnancy-related and maternal deaths within a population. These include:

For more detailed information on ways to identify pregnancy-related and maternal deaths, please see the Materials section of this website.