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Improving pregnancy outcomes for black women


In June of 2018, tennis champion Serena Williams stunned the world by revealing the terrifying aftermath of giving birth to her daughter Olympia. With a history of blood clots, Williams was acutely aware of the post-delivery complications for which she was at risk. When she communicated those concerns to her doctor and the nursing staff, her concerns were dismissed. The next day, Williams nearly succumbed to a pulmonary embolism and other complications.

Serena Williams' story is harrowing, but sadly, isn't uncommon...


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