Behind the statistics: A personal tragedy
We talked previously about Chantania Smith and her struggle with losing a child.
Six months into her pregnancy, Smith’s doctors discovered she had a short cervix, which is a major cause of preterm birth and a leading indicator for infant mortality.
When she went into labor a month and a half later, the umbilical cord prolapsed and came out first, and Smith was rushed to the hospital for an emergency C-section.
On January 14, 2010, she gave birth to a little baby boy named Jerome – JJ for short.