Jephson, Ashley

Ashley Jephson died on August 15, 2004, of complications just after giving birth at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho. She was 21 years old and a beautician, who had married her husband, Roger, only one year earlier. Son Ashton Allen survives.

This quilt block was created by Ariana Cohen.

Johnson, Andrea Lorainne

According to her death certificate, 15-year-old Andrea Lorainne Johnson died from a brain hemorrhage, a complication of toxemia of pregnancy. She was almost five months pregnant. Her blood pressure shot up and she suffered severe generalized edema. Doctors performed an emergency cesarean section. She died on June 11, 1992, at University Hospital in Salt Lake City.

This quilt block was created by Ina May Gaskin.

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Hutson, Andrea

Andrea Hutson died of eclampsia on September 4, 2003, after collapsing at her home while getting ready to see her obstetrician. Hutson was 34 years old, had been married for three years and was expecting her first child. Her husband immediately called paramedics, who rushed her to an area hospital, but efforts to save her and her baby failed.

Andrea Hutson was well known in her area for her work with Spanish-speaking street gangs. Her fluency in Spanish enabled her to organize regular meetings, which brought gang members together to talk out their problems. She wrote grants, raised funds, organized youth soccer leagues, and directed community programs.

This quilt block was created by Mary Kroeger, CNM.

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Gillespie, Amy Lynn

Amy Lynn Gillespie, 27, of Cuddy, Pennsylvania, was jailed in December 2009 for violating the terms of her work release by becoming pregnant. Although she was judged to be in good health at the time of her incarceration, by the end of the month, she complained that she was having difficulty in breathing and that she had fluid in her lungs. Without having a definite diagnosis of her ailment, she was treated for viral influenza. Her condition grew worse, and she was transferred to a hospital. Once there, she was diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia, a case too far advanced to be resolved with antibiotics. She and her unborn baby, 18 weeks along, died on January 13, 2010.

This quilt block was created by Gazelle Lange, CNM

Hodge, Amber

Amber Hodge, 18, died of H1N1 influenza complications a few days after giving birth in Cleveland, Ohio. The date of her death was June 17, 2009.

This quilt block was created by Sarah Mitchell.

Haley, Aimee J.

Aimee J. Haley, 38, died in Omaha in February, 2009, along with her baby daughter, because of an amniotic fluid embolism. She was eight months pregnant at the time she suffered this once rare but now more common complication.

This quilt block was created by Megan Blinn.