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.

Sha-Asia Washington

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.”

Amber Issac
According to Essence Amber Isaac was a seemingly healthy, 26-year-old first-time mom looking forward to welcoming her child into the world. But shortly after giving birth, she became another name added to the concerningly long list of Black women who have lost their lives while giving life.
Because of the  COVID-19 pandemic the frustrated mother to be would have meet with doctors via video meetings, instead of meeting in person. This is especially an important factor in the last trimester of the pregnancy.
Just days before her labor was induced Isaac shared her dissatisfaction with a tweet calling the doctors at  Montefiore incompetent.
Sadly Amber was diagnosed with the HELLP syndrome, a condition that could lead to pregnancy complications. Though her baby boy survived it’s so unfortunate that Amber did not.
Her partner, Bruce McIntyre shared in a Facebook post
McIntyre writes, “Her legacy will continue as she changes the course of history. Amber Rose Isaac has left her mark on this planet. We must stand for our people, we cannot let them continue to change the course of our lives, we must gain control,”  concluding with the hashtags,”

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.



Nicole Thea
Pregnant YouTube star has died along with her unborn son Reign in unknown circumstances.

A statement to her Instagram account broke the news that Miss Thea, 24, who was eight months pregnant with her son, had passed away.
It is still unclear on how Thea died, she was just weeks away from her due date and had been sharing her pregnancy journey on her youtube channel with pre-recorded episodes. When they will be released is unknown. We anxiously await for the updated information that could have caused this terrible tragedy.

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

We are sending our deepest condolences to the family, friends and everyone that loved these women!

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