Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy

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Last year, Zoë Carpenter (#108, Podcast #9) asked why so many Black infants die in the United States. Nina Martin and Renee Montagne continue the conversation, asking why so many Black women die in pregnancy. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or highly educated. If you’re an African American woman, the health care system sees you as lesser. As a result, you are three times more likely than a white woman to die while giving birth. Reading about the life and death of Shalon Irving will make the grim statistics even more heartbreaking.  ⏳⏳

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