New father Bruce McIntyre says the death of his son’s mother could, and should have been prevented. It’s that motivation, to protect other Black families from the same loss as McIntyre, that brought about a new foundation named after Amber Rose Isaac. The 26-year-old Bronx woman and mother-to-be died after an emergency c-section operation to bring her son Elias...
The maternal mortality rates in the U.S. is one of the highest in the developed world, and Black women are several times more likely to die during childbirth than white women. The CDC says that nearly 60 percent of those deaths are preventable. NBC New York’s Checkey Beckfrod reports.