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Shawn Thierry can’t recall the moment she gave birth, but she does remember how she almost died.
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Journalist Linda Villarosa shares her process behind those stunning New York Times Magazine cover stories.
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A reporter's quest to find those working to end the maternal mortality crisis takes her to California. Here's what she learned along the way.
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After California's success in lowering its maternal death rate, don't we already know why mothers are dying and how to tackle the problem? Are more committees and recommendations really needed?
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It's a high-stakes problem lawmakers across the country are increasingly trying to address.
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We're asking distinguished reporters to highlight an issue or story that is either being missed entirely or underreported by the media.
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There is nothing inherent about black skin that increases risks during pregnancy — except over-exposure to the real culprit, racism, which can harm a mother’s body in real, measurable ways.
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“Have a plan, but expect to ditch it,” a news mentor drilled into my head 25 years ago. “If you’re well prepared but open to wherever the story leads you, the journalism gods will reward you.”
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"I had to come to accept that the hospital wasn’t looking at me as a whole person — just a combination of vital signs, lab work, symptoms, and medical and nursing orders," writes Joy Victory.
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One writer shares her story of how the health care system missed repeated warning signs of preeclampsia while giving birth to her daughter. She later found her medical record was rife with mistakes and omissions.

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