At-Risk Pregnant Women in the Developing World and in the U.S.

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Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we’ll hear powerful stories of the challenges faced by at-risk pregnant women in the developing world, with documentary filmmaker Christy Turlington Burns.

The statistics can be staggering: 1000 women a day die from complications related to childbirth.

Fashion icon Christy Turlington knows that but for excellent obstetrics team, she could have been a casualty after suffering a complication during the birth of her first child. The experience inspired Christy to learn more about the dangers of childbirth and how they’re managed – or not managed – around the world.

Turlington has produced a new documentary – no woman, no child – on the topic. She wil be in town tomorrow for a screening of the film and a panel discussion afterward. She’s with us today to talk about the film and what she’s learned from producing it.

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Then at 11:20: hear about the dangers of pregnancy for mother and baby when pregnant women in the U.S. lack access to basic health care, with Ohio State University Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Professor Walter B. Hull, and Columbus Public Health Women’s Health Clinic Nurse Manager Susan Goellner.

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