Why giving birth in the U.S. is surprisingly deadly
Black mothers are particularly at risk. Better basic care could help.
Casey Otto Haubelt greets the world after he was delivered by cesarean section last June at the Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women in Houston. Loren Denise Haubelt, 30, required an emergency hysterectomy after Casey’s birth to address placenta increta, a condition in which the placenta grows into the uterine muscle.
Photographs byLynsey Addario
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