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Maternal Mortality & Black Women – Kira Johnson’s Story

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Maternal Mortality & Black Women – Kira Johnson’s Story

In this episode we discuss Black maternal mortality and Kira Johnson, a black mother who died from a preventable hemorrhage after the birth of her second child. And we highlight…
January 21, 2022

Maternal Mortality & Black Women – Kira Johnson’s Story

In this episode we discuss Black maternal mortality and Kira Johnson, a black mother who died from a preventable hemorrhage after the birth of her second child. And we highlight 4Kira4Moms, the maternal health advocacy organization created by Kira’s husband Charles Johnson.

 

Link to Charles Johnson’s interview describing Kira’s tragic story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05uBCBfrY4g

 

Resources:

https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/giving-birth/stories/my-wifes-legacy-gives-a-voice-to-the-voiceless-charles-johnsons-loss-launched-a-maternal-health-revolution/

 

https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/giving-birth/labor-and-delivery/american-birth-story-the-changing-face-of-birth-in-america/

 

https://www.consumerwatchdog.org/patient-safety/kira-johnson-cedars-sinai-los-angeles

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/allthemoms/2019/04/15/the-resident-fox-reveals-racial-bias-maternal-mortality-charles-kira-johnson-judge-hatchett/3466718002/

 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/to-prevent-women-from-dying-in-childbirth-first-stop-blaming-them/

 

Visit the 4Kira4Moms website, https://4kira4moms.com/, to learn about their mission, donate to the organization, sign petitions, or even share your own story. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter @4kira4moms.

 

If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual please email us at [email protected]

 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @distrustanddisparities and Twitter @DistrustPod.

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