Tatyana Ali Knows Black Moms Deserve Better Than Her Own Traumatic Birth Story

There is unequivocally a crisis in maternal and infant mortality in the United States — and it is disproportionately affecting Black and Indigenous birthing people. Stories from this crisis trickle in month-to-month, accounts of mothers with perfectly healthy pregnancies experiencing traumatic births and, in the worst cases, end tragically with death of the parent or the baby.

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