Why Do Black Infants Die So Much More Often Than White Infants?
Corran Brown was 22 and just five months pregnant with her second child when she started having contractions. Doctors gave her medication to stop them, but then Brownâ€™s health took a turn for the worse. She developed high blood pressure and had frequent nosebleeds and headaches.
At seven months, doctors gave Brown, who is African-American, an injection to speed up development of the fetusâ€™ lungs. Then they induced labor. For six weeks, Brown went to the hospital to see her baby lying in an incubator.
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