Final September, Shamony Makeba Gibson was discharged after the beginning of her second youngster and was in ache. It wasn’t simply the caesarean part. She didn’t really feel proper, wasn’t managing every day actions, and within the evenings felt sizzling and had problem respiration.
“It spiraled from there,” mentioned her mom, Shawnee Benton-Gibson.
Ms. Gibson, a Black mom who gave beginning in a Brooklyn hospital, died of a pulmonary embolism on Oct. 6, 2019, lower than two weeks after giving beginning to her son Khari. She was 30 years previous.
Pulmonary embolism is likely one of the commonest causes for pregnancy-related deaths. Ms. Benton-Gibson says her daughter was wholesome, exercising throughout being pregnant, educated about beginning and disparities, and had a midwife and a doula.