her symptoms were different than they had been for her previous pregnancies, including light sensitivity and intense swelling.
Landrum was vocal about her symptoms, but she was largely ignored. She began bleeding profusely weeks before her due date and as a result, her child died and she almost died as well.
The story is heartbreaking and reminds people of the old days where childbirth was generally traumatic. With all of our scientific advancements and access to information, some Black women are still having horrible times with pregnancy and childbirth.
In a monolithic cover story for Vogue, Beyoncé (who is notoriously private) spoke about her reality while giving birth to her twins last summer.
“I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir. I was