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Black women are facing a childbirth mortality crisis. These doulas are trying to help.
Washington Post

“A few seconds in I said, ‘I can feel this.’

“The doctor said, ‘No, you don’t, that’s just pressure.’

“’No, I can feel you cutting me,’ I told her.

“She didn’t believe me. She kept going,” says Ayana Moore, 43, a mother of two in Durham, N.C. She is a scientist with several advanced educational degrees, including a master’s in science and a PhD in physiology and biophysics. She is a by-choice mom with a solid health insurance plan that covered her insemination. She could afford the fertility medications and regular doctor’s appointments.