In September, Christy Turlington Burns was honored at the 2015 Women’s Voices for Change “Champion for Change” luncheon where she was interviewed by Dr. Sharmila Makhija, department chair of obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. (Read Dr. Makhija’s article:One Death Too Many: Maternal Deaths Continue to Rise in the U.S.”)

Christy Turlington Burns, through her work with Every Mother Counts works to bring greater attention to maternal mortality. Every Mother Counts’ three-part, film series, “Giving Birth in America” will premiere on today Friday, December 11th. 


The series follows four pregnant women and their healthcare providers in Florida, Montana and New York in the days leading up to delivery. Together, they navigate the challenges of race, poverty, chronic illness, obesity and other inequalities that can be attributed to the U.S. being the only developed country whose maternal mortality has been consistently on the rise since 1990.

Today, Burns will also publish an opinion piece about the state of maternal health in the U.S., drawing on her own very personal experience. She will answer questions via Facebook on CNN’s Facebook page at 2 p.m. ET, before appearing on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin.

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