Nina Martin

We still have no clue what coronavirus does to expectant mothers — and it's putting babies at risk

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They didn’t have coronavirus symptoms until after they gave birth. Then they tested positive

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Severe Complications for Women During Childbirth Are Skyrocketing - and Could Often Be Prevented

Leah Bahrencu’s kidneys and liver shut down.

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Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth

This story was co-published with NPR.

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The State that Turns Pregnant Women Into Felons

CASEY SHEHI’S SON JAMES WAS BORN in August 2014, remarkably robust even though he was four weeks premature. But the maternity nurse at Gadsden Regional Medical Center seemed almost embarrassed, and as she took the baby from his exhausted mother’s arms, Shehi felt a prick of dread.

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Why Does the Religious Right Think the Bible Should Trump America's Laws?

As conservatives grapple with the reality of gay marriage and the Supreme Court weighs whether companies should be forced to offer birth control to employees, it’s very clear: The conflict between religious freedom and gender/sexual equality has become “the most important civil rights issue of this time.”

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Terrifying Precedent: Woman to Be Tried for Murder for Giving Birth to Stillborn When She Was 16

Rennie Gibbs’s daughter, Samiya, was a month premature when she simultaneously entered the world and left it, never taking a breath. To experts who later examined the medical record, the stillborn infant’s most likely cause of death was also the most obvious: the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck.

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