26-year-old Amanda Eve Garcia died 8 days after giving birth to her second daughter. Amanda had a routine pregnancy. She received a cesarean section at a hospital outside of San Antonio and was discharged within a few days.
Once she was home, Amanda began feeling intense pain. She complained of being hot, but her body was cold to the touch. An ambulance rushed her to the hospital, where she died that day.
Her boyfriend Zak Tiemann, now takes care of their two daughters, Zoey, 5, and Zayleeana, 3, alone.
"I just feel like they're missing something," he said.
Amanda is one of an estimated 700 women who die of pregnancy-related complications each year in the United States. The United States has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world, and - according to ProPublica and NPR - it's getting worse.
The Rate of maternal mortality is 3-4 times higher among women of color in the United States, and for every 100,000 live births in Texas, there are 14.6 maternal deaths.
"I just look back and wonder if it could've been prevented. But I don't know," Zak said.