WaPo Reporter Covered Haiti Earthquake While Pregnant

As a journalist who covered war, WaPo staff writer Theola Labbe-DeBose admittedly got a kick out of rushing into danger. But would reporting on the earthquake hurt her unborn baby?

Labee-DeBose writes about it today in The Root, a daily online magazine devoted to the black perspective.

An excerpt:
I was, after all, nearly five months pregnant. Among the other questions I asked myself: Is the baby going to be OK? Am I crazy? And the one that filled me with a special dread: What kind of mother would willingly choose to bring their unborn child into a dangerous disaster zone?

Read her first-person account here.



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