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Giving Birth in America: California

The Giving Birth in America series examines the issues that have contributed to the maternal health crisis in the United States, where women are more likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth than in any other developed country. Giving Birth in America: California follows the story of pregnancy and immigration in California – a state where pregnant women are eligible for Medicaid regardless of immigration status.

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Tanzania Film

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Con Madre

Con Madre highlights the importance of midwifery care in one of the most dangerous countries in Central America to give birth, Guatemala. The film follows Erika and Dora Mariá, students training to be the first university-level midwives, parteras, as they return to their rural, Indigenous communities. Once there, Erika and Dora María train under the mentorship of traditional midwives, comadronas to continue their culture’s traditional practices of birth and natural medicine, while also incorporating new skills and training. Erika, who is pregnant, also plans a home birth under the guidance of her comadrona, Azucena, a powerful leader in her community, and with the help of her fellow midwives at school, including Dora María.

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Giving Birth in America: Louisiana

The Giving Birth in America series examines the issues that have contributed to the maternal health crisis in the United States, where women are more likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth than in any other developed country. Giving Birth in America: Louisiana follows two pregnant women in the aftermath of the 2016 Baton Rouge floods.

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Giving Birth in America: Montana

The Giving Birth in America series examines the issues that have contributed to the maternal health crisis in the United States, where women are more likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth than in any other developed country. Giving Birth in America: Montana tells the story of a mom as she travels long distances to access the birth and care she needs.

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