Southern Remedy TV’s "Surviving Birth" premieres Wednesday, April 24 on the MPB Public Media App, and airs Monday, April 29 at 8 p.m. on MPB Television.
Couples share their stories of early deliveries and trying to overcome the numerous complications their infants endured. University of Mississippi Medical Center physicians – two OB/GYNs and one neonatologist – weigh in on conditions such as preeclampsia, diabetes, maternal health and hypertension that contribute to the percentage of preterm deliveries in the state.
Southern Remedy MPB Think Radio host Dr. Michelle Owens tells her personal story of nearly dying after giving birth. She experienced a very significant postpartum hemorrhage. The documentary also reports on bias within the medical community, particularly toward African-American women.