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MONTGOMERY, AL – JUNE 11, 2019: Myra Powell (left) stands in the apartment she rents with her fiancé, Stefvenie Buckner, in the Capitol Heights neighborhood. At age 19, while 26 weeks pregnant, Powell suffered a catastrophic placental abruption and was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. While there, doctors discovered her placenta had fully detached from the uterine wall, depriving her twin boys of oxygen. Silas and Stefvon died in utero. Narrowly escaping death herself, Powell would later be diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a pregnancy-induced blood pressure condition in the eclampsia family that kills nearly a third of all women who develop it. As a young, poor, black woman from the south, Powell represents the deadliest cross-section of demographics among mothers in America, where more women die from pregnancy related causes than any other wealthy country in the world.