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For pregnant women, your race may determine your standard of care

Across the U.S., black women are three to four times more likely to die in childbirth than their white counterparts. It's a problem that starts at the top, says Hakima Tafunzi, who describes her early years as a former labor and delivery nurse "soul crushing."

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