WASHINGTON (AP) — One Black mother said she nearly died after her son was born following an earlier miscarriage and a stillbirth. Another Black mother said that she wasn’t told about the dangers of her particular pregnancy complication in women like herself and that it led to the loss of her baby just before her delivery date. A third Black woman who is caring for her grandson spoke through her tears about unexpectedly losing her daughter after the baby was born.
“We didn’t see this coming,” Donna Trim-Stewart, the grandmother, said at a White House-sponsored discussion on the health of Black mothers. “It’s the unexpected way we lost her.”