VIDEO: ‘I felt invisible” NC woman says doctors ignored her concerns during childbirth.

By Michael McElroy

May 29, 2024

Doctors are more likely to ignore the concerns of Black pregnant women and dismiss their symptoms, several studies show. Which is exactly what happened with Jessica Deas with two of her three pregnancies.

With her third child, she decided to give birth at home with a midwife instead.
She spoke with Cardinal & Pine about her experience.

Black pregnant women say white doctors don’t listen to them. Here’s one NC woman’s story.


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  • Michael McElroy

    Michael McElroy is Cardinal & Pine's political correspondent. He is an adjunct instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill's Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and a former editor at The New York Times.



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