The number of women dying of complications related to pregnancy is higher than any other developed country.

The US has a higher maternal mortality rate than Iran and Libya, a 2015 World Health Organisation report found. March 15, 2016
The US has a higher maternal mortality rate than Iran and Libya, a 2015 World Health Organisation report found. March 15, 2016 ( AP )

As maternal deaths decrease worldwide, the United States has experienced an increase by 26 percent in maternal mortality.

One of the leading causes of these deaths is preeclampsia - a pregnancy condition that is related to high blood pressure and liver damage. 

In the past two decades, preeclampsia in the US has increased by 25 percent, a study by The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists found. 

Andrea Arenas reports.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies