die in childbirth

idiom

: to die while giving birth to a baby

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Recent Examples on the Web Getty Images Nearly 290,000 women around the world die in childbirth each year, and a third of those who survive develop a long-term health issue after pregnancy. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 6 Dec. 2023 In fact, because of this bias, Black women are three times more likely to die in childbirth than white women are. Dante Stewart, Parents, 3 Dec. 2023 Bowie’s death has renewed conversations about the disturbing negative health outcomes for Black women, who are more likely to die in childbirth than white women and are more likely to have pregnancy complications. Char Adams, NBC News, 17 June 2023 The families of two Black women who die in childbirth sound a rallying cry for the disproportionate number of POC women failed by the maternal health industry each year in Tonya Lewis Lee and Paula Eiselt’s incendiary documentary. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Dec. 2022 In the aftermath of his fatal bee sting, she is overcome with grief, incapable of managing a household or caring for her children, even wanting to die in childbirth so as not to live without Edmund. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 25 Apr. 2022 Women can't get contraception or maternal care, so some die in childbirth or suffer fistulas, internal injuries caused by childbirth. Nicholas Kristof, Star Tribune, 29 May 2021 Black moms are more likely to die in childbirth than white moms. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2021 Black Britons were more likely to be stopped and searched by police, die in childbirth and be excluded from schools, according to data from the think tank, while Black communities have also suffered disproportionally during the coronavirus pandemic. NBC News, 1 Apr. 2021

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