Bill would spur study of why more black mothers die after childbirth
After she delivered her infant son in 2006, Darline Turner relished those early hours in her Austin hospital room, changing diapers and playing with her son’s fingers and toes. Everything was going smoothly until a social worker walked in, carrying a binder on subsidized social services like Medicaid and the state’s Women, Infant and Children program. Turner, a black woman who at the time was a physician assistant and doula, married and insured, listened to the social worker explain those services for 10 minutes before asking if all new moms got this information — or just her. “Her face went purple,” Turner said. “Her assumption was I was […]
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