Samantha’s Story*(2:44)

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Samantha describes her experience getting the flu while pregnant, being hospitalized, unconscious, and missing her own daughter’s birth due to serious complications. I was very, very bad. I could barely breathe. (Courtesy Magee Women’s Hospital UPMC)

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