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The Alarming Childbirth Deaths in NYC

A recent report from the New York Women’s Foundation found that expecting mothers in New York City are 30 percent more likely to die during childbirth than they were a decade ago. This surge in deaths are more likely to happen to Black mothers and are believed to be a result of poor pre- and post-natal care, obesity and higher rates of C-sections, reported the Gothamist.  

 

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