Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Journalists Nina Martin and Renee Montagne tell the story of Shalon Irving, an epidemiologist for CDC who got pregnant at 36 and collapsed three weeks after the birth of her child, to confront the disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality among black women in the United States.

Source: Pro Publica
Published: Dec 7, 2017
Length: 30 minutes (7,708 words)

The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth

This deep dive by ProPublica and NPR into maternal death in the United States equal parts devastating and essential. But for a country that prides itself in the lowering of infant mortality, concerns about the health of the mother in the days and weeks after birth has declined to the point that even preventable illnesses are going under-treated, or untreated.

Source: Pro Publica
Published: May 12, 2017
Length: 37 minutes (9,300 words)