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Access to Prenatal Care Might Mean More Mothers Survive Childbirth and the Year After


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Diana Saddler, and her five-month daughter, Anastasia at the Easy Access Clinic in Pine Hills. Photo: Danielle Prieur

Diana Saddler, and her five-month daughter, Anastasia at the Easy Access Clinic in Pine Hills. Photo: Danielle Prieur

Diana Saddler is sitting with her five month-old daughter Anastasia in the Easy Access Clinic in the Pine Hills neighborhood of Orlando. She’s describing how she almost became part of this statistic because of a hemorrhage, that left her unconscious for a few minutes and then hospitalized for several days after.

“Which I lost 200 mL of blood, they have to rush me into the emergency room, they have to rush me into the emergency room.”

The Florida Department of Health estimates that almost a quarter of mothers in the state who die within a year of childbirth, die from excessive bleeding.

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Danielle Prieur grew up listening to her grandfather’s stories of swimming across the Detroit River from Canada and many other adventures. She’s been into storytelling ever since. She studied writing at the University of Michigan. She trained in public radio at WDET’s Detroit newsroom, and is really excited ... Read Full Bio »

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