Arkansas advocacy group collecting stories about poor maternal health care

Website solicits, posts stories of moms behind the statistics

Katie O'Brien holds her son, Bennett, in the birthing room where she delivered him in July 2023 in this Aug. 29, 2023 file photo. (AP/Mark Humphrey)
Katie O'Brien holds her son, Bennett, in the birthing room where she delivered him in July 2023 in this Aug. 29, 2023 file photo. (AP/Mark Humphrey)

In a video on the website for a new Arkansas nonprofit, one woman says that for months after giving birth to her first son, she was hesitant to tell her doctor or reach out for help while dealing with suicidal and intrusive thoughts, out of fear of judgement or that...