Portraits of Lost Mothers

While the US has the developed world’s highest maternal mortality rate, the obituaries of these lost mothers rarely say why they died.
 
Too often rendered invisible by medical institutions and regulators that fail to track maternal deaths accurately. ProPublica and NPR stepped up to tell the stories of 120 of an estimated 700-900 in 2016.
 
“Together these women form a picture of maternal mortality that is more racially, economically, geographically and medically diverse than many people might expect. Their ages ranged from 16 to 43,” write authors Nina Martin, Emma Cillekens and Alessandra Freitas.
 
Source: ProPublica

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