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Opinion: Pregnancy-related deaths reflect how implicit bias harms women. We need to fix that

I have had babies, delivered other women’s babies, and worked in a bustling, diverse maternity ward. I know from my experience in all of these roles that we have created a health care system that too often fails women. So I now spend my days figuring out how we can fix it.

Health care encounters can be intimidating and scary, especially for women who are pregnant — a time when they are at their most vulnerable, worried not only about their own health and safety but also about their

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