AROUND THE WORLD:
EVERY DAY, 800 WOMEN WILL NOT SURVIVE PREGNANCY OR CHILDBIRTH, AND THOUSANDS MORE WILL SUFFER FROM LONG-TERM DISABILITIES.
In the US:
15-21% of pregnant women experience moderate to severe symptoms of depression or anxiety.
In 2015, 1 in 10 babies was born too early or premature in the U.S.
The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate out of every industrialized country.
Over 50% of maternal deaths are preventable.
How I first found out about our global maternal health crisis:
When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2011 I naively told her father who is from Tanzania, East Africa, that I wanted her to be born in Tanzania. He