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Pregnancy in the Path of Hurricanes: Remembering Puerto Rico

The damage done by Hurricane Maria was far worse than Alvarez, or anyone, could have imagined. With broken roads, and hospitals overwhelmed as blackouts roiled the island, she gave birth at home a few weeks later. She relied on her doula skills and a friend to stem her own bleeding which, like the first two births, was excessive. September 5, 2019 Video Mariel Alvarez, Doula and mother What was it like to be seven months pregnant during Hurricane Maria? Last week, Puerto Rico was again under threat, as Hurricane Dorian tore across the Caribbean, almost exactly two years since Hurricane…

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