Black women in New York City are nine times more likely to die as a result of childbirth. Elaina Boone’s loved ones say she shouldn’t have become part of that terrible statistic.
Bruce McIntyre, who became an advocate for preventing maternal mortality following Isaac’s death, is still fighting for legal rights to their child due to The Bronx’s clogged Surrogate’s Court.
At a grassroots level, New York advocates have long been doing what they can to help people from other states where abortion is effectively unavailable. Now, they’re ready to do even more.
From laws shielding abortion providers from extradition, arrest and malpractice suits to increased funding and security for clinics, Albany and City Hall made it clear that New York will remain a safe haven.
The city’s health department is taking baby steps toward Mayor Eric Adams’ campaign promise to provide coaches known as doulas to all first-time parents giving birth. It’s been talking to maternal care providers about plans to spend $2 million a year to bring on up to 10 organizations to provide doulas in neighborhoods with high […]
This story was published in partnership between THE CITY and The Fuller Project. When Marilyn Mendoza took over as the education justice organizer with Make the Road in Jackson Heights three years ago, she noticed that many of the Latina immigrant mothers in her parent group Comité de Padres en Acción craved a safe place […]
Denise Williams went to Queens Hospital Center last month. Her family found out 48 hours later that the 29-year-old mother of two had died at the city-run hospital. They still don’t know why.
Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. Nearly two weeks after the death of 26-year-old Amber Isaac, the Bronx woman who died during an emergency C-section at Montefiore Medical Center, her partner received a letter from the hospital. It wasn’t a condolence note, Bruce McIntyre […]
Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. Weeks before she gave birth, Amber Isaac, 26, told her partner she dreamed she wouldn’t survive the delivery. After learning she was pregnant with her first child, the West Bronx resident, a graduate student at Concordia College, spent […]