- Maternal deaths out of 100,000
Black women are 4x’s more likely to die than White women from pregnancy or childbirth complications.
In 2016, our founder, Charles Johnson, lost his wife Kira, during a routine C-section at Cedar Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, California. He founded 4Kira4Moms in 2017 as a response to his experience, to be a voice for other mothers and families facing unnecessary maternal loss, and putting an end to the maternal mortality health crisis. Black women are disproportionately affected by this epidemic, where they are 3x more likely to die from pregnancy than white women.
Kira Johnson’s Story
Kira Johnson tragically lost her life after a routine c-section at Cedars Sinai. Kira was allowed to bleed internally for more than 10 hours before the medical staff at Cedars Sinai took action.
We fight to make sure this never happens to another mother. More women die in the United states each year than in any other civilized country in the world.
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