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Giving Birth in America

Christy Turlington Burns: Make childbirth safe for every mother

By Christy Turlington Burns

When I look at what women face giving birth in America today, I notice some historical issues resurfacing. We’ve come a long way over the past century, but there’s a long journey ahead before pregnancy and childbirth are safe for every mother. What surprises me the most is that the United States is the only developed country whose maternal mortality has been consistently on the rise since 1990.

About This Project

CNN and Every Mother Counts present the surprising journey of four women as they give birth in America. The films seek to raise the profile and issues of maternal health in the United States.
Produced by Every Mother Counts, with executive producer and founder Christy Turlington Burns.