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    Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why /Link

    Black women are three times more likely to die from complications of childbirth than white women in the U.S. Racism, and the stress it causes, can play a leading role in that disparity.


    Wanda Irving holds her granddaughter, Soleil, in front of a portrait of Soleil

    Black women are three times more likely to die from complications of childbirth than white women in the U.S. Racism, and the stress it causes, can play a leading role in that disparity.

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    Published on 08 Dec 2017 at 12:51AM

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