On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Arika died suddenly just one week after giving birth by emergency c-section to a baby boy at 30.5 weeks. He is doing well and in NICU for the foreseeable future. Sadly, we know this is a crisis in America that is not affected by education or income. According to the CDC, Black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women. Black women are more likely to experience preventable maternal death compared with white women. Tragically, this crisis has now affected those of us who loved Arika.
Arika Trim passed away after an emergency C-section at 31 weeks. Black women are 3-4x's more likely to die from birth complications in America: https://t.co/fp3E9OxSCC
— Papa 911 (@jwebmusic) July 3, 2020