Why Texas is the Most Dangerous State in the U.S. to Have a Baby


A few years ago, after more than two decades as a gynecologist taking care of low-income women in Texas, Lisa Hollier began to see something unexpected and disturbing. The number of maternal deaths — women dying in pregnancy, childbirth or the first few postpartum weeks — was spiking. The numbers were far above those in any other state — in fact, they were not normal for any country in the developed world.”

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