According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women are three to four times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related causes and the rate of infant mortality for black infants is almost double that of white infants. An organization in Kansas City is trying to turn those numbers around.
Kimberly Hardeman is a recent University of Missouri Kansas City law school grad. She’s black and pregnant with her fourth child. Shortly after the vaginal delivery of her second child at a Kansas City hospital in 2010, Hardeman looked down and saw blood. Lots of it. Check out the full story.
By Michelle Tyrene Johnson, KCUR