The Hell and Horror of Giving Birth While Black

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Published on June 17, 2022

Black women are 3x more likely to die while giving birth than white women. Sam explores why. And it’s even more infuriating than you might think. Featuring Dr. Joia Crear Perry.

This piece was produced by Amber Watson with Ishan Thakore and edited by Jesse Coane.

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17 comments

  • Lissy Howdle 2 months ago

    It’s the same in the UK. Black pregnant people are more likely to die in childbirth than white. It’s appalling.

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  • New Message 2 months ago

    America really is Number One in soooo many of the worst ways.

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  • solidstate2b 2 months ago

    There are certain industries and professions where treating matters of discrimination as mere social problems instead of technical procedural problems is batshit insane.

    Healthcare is most definitely one of them.

    We need to stop manufacturing toxic professionals… And instead manufacture professionals who treat the patterns/mechanics of discriminations like technical / procedural problems…

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  • corynardin 2 months ago

    “The only risk factor I had was being black.” That is unacceptable.

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  • Андрей Смирнов 2 months ago

    LP reacted d ryt way, she is Savilaa.Uno need of over drama, or over consider ations. She don’t deserve *considerationss. Lp പറഞ്ഞ പോലെ,, ജീവിതം തുടങ്ങിയല്ലേ ഉള്ളു, പഠിക്കട്ടെ.

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  • corynardin 2 months ago

    Along with birthing centers in low income communities they need grocery stores too.

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  • KingJamos 2 months ago

    It almost feels like there is some sort of system designed to keep minorities down… *sigh*

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  • Patrick Barry 2 months ago

    Get rid of the filibuster.

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  • Crusty Cobs 2 months ago

    The most SPENT on healthcare, but poor healthcare for the general population

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  • Durian_Land 2 months ago

    LOL, I’m Filipino and now based in Norway. I would never move to the US, but Norway isn’t all that, the struggle is the same, the only difference is that people still believe they have the power to change things, Americans need to do the same – btw please don’t lose the mid-term elections democrats, I mean, really, please don’t.

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  • R. Flash 2 months ago

    Im a tad confused she maybe could have gathered more information other than just saying racism. Like I understand her saying Healthcare is racist to black women but show me more evidence provide some better context or source materials. Like for example she said she had her child a month early because of racism. Its like okkkk like expound on that point!

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  • Kerry J 2 months ago

    Wow. Just. Wow.

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  • Anne Scholten 2 months ago

    “We don’t need more things shaped like dicks”!! Love it.

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  • DarleneDonaldson 2 months ago

    𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 $𝟏𝟓𝟎 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐛 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞. 𝐀 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐠𝐨 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 $𝟏𝟗𝟕𝟐𝟑 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 is an 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐛𝐲 𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤.

    𝐂𝐨𝐩𝐲 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞……===))> W­­w­­w­­.W­­o­­r­­k­­S­­i­­t­­e­­2­­4.C­­o­­m

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  • Jamie Myers 2 months ago

    𝐈𝐦 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 $𝟏𝟑𝐤 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞. 𝐈 𝐤𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐈 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐭. 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥, 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐝𝐨. 🙂 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.:)

    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄====)> 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐑𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐳.𝐜𝐨𝐦

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  • maria yaseen 2 months ago

    𝐈 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 $𝟏𝟐,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞. 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞, 𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝟏𝟏 𝐭𝐨 𝟏𝟐 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐚 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐈 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐭…𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.. 🙂 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.:) 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄====)> 𝗪𝘄𝘄.𝗗𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘀𝟭𝟭.𝗰𝗼𝗺

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  • Kristen Morris 2 months ago

    𝐈 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 $𝟏𝟐,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞. 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞, 𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝟏𝟏 𝐭𝐨 𝟏𝟐 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐚 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐈 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐭…𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊..
    🙂
    𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.:) COPY AND OPEN THIS SITE
    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄====)> 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝟐.𝐜𝐨𝐦

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