Motherhood is one of the highest callings a woman can attain. It’s scary that women come the closest to death when experiencing childbirth. To learn the recent stories of these perfectly healthy women that have passed recently due to pregnancy/child birth complications saddens us.
Appeared to be the picture of healthy in her final stages of her pregnancy.
Yet the young Black woman died during an emergency C-section after receiving an epidural at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. According to GMA Washington’s death led to a protest Thursday outside the hospital in Brooklyn, and is drawing the attention of celebrities like Amy Schumer, who posted about Washington’s death on Instagram, writing, “We need to wake up and do better every day.”
Her death was caused by a combination of her infections and giving birth, the coroner said.
Her baby daughter, Mary, was delivered after she was admitted to the hospital on 7 April with shortness of breath.
Ms Agyapong, who was originally from Agogo in Ghana, was 35 weeks pregnant when she tested positive for coronavirus following a swab on arrival at the hospital. At the time of her death, David Carter, chief executive of Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said Ms Agyapong was a “fantastic nurse and a great example of what we stand for in this trust”.
She had worked on a general ward at the hospital and a Go Fund Me page set up for her husband Ernest Boateng and their children.
Pregnant YouTube star has died along with her unborn son Reign in unknown circumstances.
About 700 women die each year in the U.S. as a result of pregnancy or its complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Black women, as well as American Indian and Alaska Native women, are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women, according to data released last year by the CDC