Maternal Health in America
Christy Turlington Burns, Founder, Every Mother Counts and
Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill.
Moderated by Paige Winfield Cunningham.
This event is presented by Children’s National.
The health of mothers and infants is top of mind for advocates as COVID-19 poses a new, unexpected threat to maternal care in the United States. During this unprecedented time, the mental health of new mothers is of particular concern as the number of postpartum depression cases are on the rise. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.), a registered nurse, and Every Mother Counts founder Christy Turlington Burns join Washington Post Live on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. ET to discuss the state of maternal and infant health in the U.S., the high rate of pregnancy complications for black women and how community leaders, health-care workers and governments are supporting new mothers and their children in the era of COVID-19.