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Delivery room nightmare: Her daughter turned ghostly pale; her lips were purple
Maternity to morgue: Why black mothers are dying
"Black women are three to four more times more likely to die than white women in the United States. And the only difference is the color of one's skin."
Her husband says she bled for 10 hours internally – then she was gone | ‘Our concerns were repeatedly dismissed’
Kira Johnson died at the hospital hours after she delivered their son. Her husband said their repeated calls for help were ignored. He wants the laws to change.
She went to the hospital to have her baby. Now her husband is raising two kids alone
"We walked in for what we expected to be the happiest day of our life. And we walked straight into a nightmare."
She did everything right, but her pregnancy still almost ended tragically
Ariel Wilson went to all of her prenatal appointments and even switched hospitals because she wasn't happy with the service. She was healthy for most of her pregnancy, but in her third-trimester things took a turn for the worse.
'She was fighting to stay here for her kids. They didn't hear her cries'
Marquetta Leach had gained more weight than with her two previous pregnancies and she was even more tired. She went to the hospital, and doctors gave her some medicine and sent her home. She later passed away 63 days after giving birth.
CDC: Black mothers are 3 times more likely to die during pregnancy
Simone Landrum felt like her doctor was brushing off her concerns. About 8 months into her pregnancy, she was feeling even worse.
American moms are dying in childbirth. What you can do about it
There are three things any mom can do to help stay safe from pregnancy through the first year after delivery.
'A river of blood:' A mom describes her near-death experience in the delivery room
She watched her daughter turn ghostly pale during childbirth; her lips were purple.
Why childbirth is a death sentence for many black moms
For every 13 white women who die during pregnancy or within one year of giving birth, there are 44 black women. Most of these deaths are preventable.
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