For Every Woman Who Dies In Childbirth In The U.S., 70 More Come Close

May 10, 2018, NPR, Renee Montagne- Samantha Blackwell was working her way through a master’s degree at Cleveland State University when she found out she was pregnant. “I was 25, in really good health. I had been an athlete all my life. I threw shot put for my college, so I was in my prime,” she says with a laugh. Though it wasn’t planned, Blackwell’s pregnancy was embraced by her large and loving family and her boyfriend, who would soon become her husband. Her labor was quick, and she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Yet just days after she was discharged, Blackwell was back in the hospital, in a medically induced coma, fighting a runaway infection that left her hovering between life and death.

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