When Sarah Murphy found out she was pregnant, she was initially shocked.
"I didn’t think I would have kids, and then I ended up having him when I was 39," she said.
Her advanced age led to a medically complicated pregnancy. Her income wasn’t as high as she thought it should be to cover the associated costs.
And as the child of a black woman living in Allegheny County, Murphy’s baby was three times more likely than a white woman’s child to die before reaching his first birthday.