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Native and Indigenous Women Are Dying In Childbirth

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Stephanie Snook, a 37-year-old member of the Tsimshian and Tlingit tribes of Alaska, was a warehouse clerk who was pregnant with twins when she died from complications from her pregnancy, which were exacerbated by a congenital heart problem she was born with. Prior to her death, Snook agreed to participate in an NBC News article about maternal mortality among American Indian and Alaskan natives -- a disparity that exists even in urban areas where access to care is not a problem.

Harriet tells her own story oh how 'implicit bias' impacter her pregnancy and how she could have died while giving birth.