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Moms of color say they’re terrified of dying in childbirth and no one is listening

ST. LOUIS — “It was like being alive in hell,” says mom Karena Hampton. “That’s the only way to explain.”

That’s how she remembers the day she lost her baby boy half-way through her pregnancy. Karena knows the pain of four lost pregnancies.

“I thought I was going to pass away. I felt like I lost the baby, now they’re trying to kill me,” says Karena.

It’s an all-out health crisis that the most vulnerable women say nobody is talking about.

Our country has one of the highest rates of moms dying in childbirth in the developed world . . .

Read more by Kay Quinn at KSDK

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