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In 2020, 66 women in North Carolina died during pregnancy, childbirth or the six-week period following giving birth - 59% of them were Black.
Ali Ingersoll, WRAL Investigative Data Journalist
Experts had been expecting an increase in birth rates as a result of the pandemic.
The Brookings Institution estimates this year could see a dip from 2019, approaching 300,000 fewer births.
Many believed that COVID-19 stay-at-home orders would trigger a baby boom, but some researchers predict we might see the exact opposite.