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For The Love With Jen Hatmaker Podcast

Apr 14, 2023

Another special bonus episode from the “Make Me Care About” podcast from the Gates Foundation with our own Jen Hatmaker talking with another amazing expert about things we may not know about and if we did–we would definitely care! When it goes well, giving birth can be a wonderful experience, but when it goes wrong, it can be deadly for mother and child alike. Too often, where you live, your access to quality care, and in some places–the color of your skin–determines whether or not you live or die during birth.

In this episode, we have the privilege of hearing from journalist, activist, and mom Elaine Welteroth. 

Join Jen and Elaine as they discuss:

  • How many women die every year during childbirth and pregnancy 

  • The factors and risks contributing to mortality rates

  • Why these deaths are preventable 

  • The increased likelihood of death for Black mothers

  • Why the United States has the highest number of maternal deaths among high income countries

Gates Foundation & Guest Links

Make Me Care About Podcast Series

Gates Foundation 

Elaine Welteroth’s website


Resources for this Episode

Gender equality strategy

Maternal, infant, and child health 


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