Our Health and Wellness
WHEN CHILDBIRTH IS DEADLY | This month, Sweet Magnolia examines the alarming rates of death during pregnancy and childbirth. Read this issue of EVMS Journal.
As soon as tennis superstar Serena Williams gave birth last year via emergency C-section, she stopped taking her anti-clotting medications so her surgical wound could heal. The next day, she struggled for breath. Fortunately, Ms. Williams recovered.
Unfortunately, her experience is not. Nationally, African American women are 243 % more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes than European American women. Read More.