SXSW 2019- Giving Birth in America by SXSW published on 2019-03-15T20:25:08Z America is facing a maternal health crisis. Our country has the highest healthcare costs, yet our mothers face the highest maternal death rate in the developed world. What are we paying for? Not high-quality care and better outcomes. Christy Turlington Burns, Founder & CEO of Every Mother Counts, will share her own birth story and the complication that followed the birth of her daughter, which led her to start the non-profit. This panel will explore the realities of giving birth in America today and examine the underlying factors that are raising U.S. maternal mortality such as provider shortages, lack of insurance, racial and socioeconomic disparities, chronic conditions, and over-medicalization. It will also cover policy and care solutions to improve birth outcomes for moms and babies.