Mothers Matter

Mothers are dying from childbirth. It’s getting worse in the United States while it gets better in other countries. The statistics are alarming, especially for black women. According to the Centers for Disease Control, black moms are three to four times more at risk of dying from pregnancy-related causes. For every 13 white women who die during pregnancy or within one year of giving birth, there are 44 black women. Most of these deaths are preventable. Judge Glenda Hatchett’s family shares their heartbreaking delivery room story to raise awareness about pregnancy-related deaths in hopes of finding solutions to maternal mortality.