In this article, the LA Times uses data to tackle the issue of maternal mortality in a more comprehensive manner.
Three weeks after Cassaundra Lynn Perkins gave birth to premature twins, she returned to the hospital, feeling unwell. She phoned her mother from her hospital bed at 3:30 in the morning.
“I’m just not feeling good,” she said.
Surely it was just another bout of the mysterious illness her daughter had been suffering from for most of her pregnancy, Cheryl Givens-Perkins thought as she rushed over to San Antonio’s North Central Baptist Hospital.
Author Ann M. Simmons
News Site Los Angeles Times
Date Published October 26, 2017
Article Link The quiet crisis among African Americans: Pregnancy and childbirth are killing women at inexplicable rates
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