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posted 03/16/2021
“There’s so many aspects of services that failed people that shouldn’t have,” said Marselles Coe of San Antonio, who depends on dialysis treatments.
posted 10/28/2019
In Texas, a mother’s chance of delivering her child by cesarean section and a baby’s chance of experiencing health problems early in life have a lot to do with the place she gives birth.
posted 08/08/2018
Over the course of a single night, four generations of Sabine Wiegand’s family were suddenly left without a home....

Marina Riker's Blog

“There’s so many aspects of services that failed people that shouldn’t have,” said Marselles Coe... more »
posted 03/16/21
In Texas, a mother’s chance of delivering her child by cesarean section and a baby’s chance of... more »
posted 10/28/19
Over the course of a single night, four generations of Sabine Wiegand’s family were suddenly left... more »
posted 08/08/18

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Shawn Thierry can’t recall the moment she gave birth, but she does remember how she almost died.
Whether a woman delivers by cesarean has less to do with her health than the hospital she goes to. Case in point: Doctors Hospital of Laredo, where rates of surgical intervention during childbirth are way above the norm. Experts say something isn’t right.
Two Texas hospitals performed episiotomies at rates four to six times the recommended level last year. But women giving birth should know: You have the final say.