Mothers Erased: Women nearly dying after birth not part of Texas stats

Women nearly dying after childbirth not included in Texas statistics

Did you nearly die from pregnancy complications, or you know someone who died after giving birth? The number of women impacted every year across Texas isn't clear because of how those records are tracked.

Help us shine a spotlight on these mothers so they're not forgotten. On the right side of this pageBelow, upload a video diary of your experience — or a loved one's story — and we may feature it in our ongoing investigation into this public health issue.

Our collection of viewer videos will help educate the public, lawmakers and medical officials about mothers dying, or nearly dying after childbirth.

Here are some tips to keep in mind while recording:

  • Keep the video under 5 minutes.
  • Hold your phone or camera horizontally.
  • Make sure the video is steady and in focus.
  • Shoot in a well-lit location.
  • Make sure you can hear the audio clearly.
  • Avoid saying doctors' or hospitals' names.

Our collection of viewer videos will help educate the public, lawmakers and medical officials about mothers dying, or nearly dying after childbirth.

EXAMPLE: One Texas mother's experience.

Here are some tips to keep in mind while recording:

  • Keep the video under 5 minutes.
  • Hold your phone or camera horizontally.
  • Make sure the video is steady and in focus.
  • Shoot in a well-lit location.
  • Make sure you can hear the audio clearly.
  • Avoid saying doctors' or hospitals' names.

If you have questions or difficulties uploading a video, or would like to submit your story in writing instead, contact Sarah.Rafique@kxan.com.

If you have questions or difficulties uploading a video, or would like to submit your story in writing instead, contact Sarah.Rafique@kxan.com.

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