Wellness Wednesday: Maternal Mortality, "To The Bone" and Eating Disorders
Pregnancy can comes with its risks and complications, but the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is higher than any other developed country. According to ProPublica and NPR, 60 percent of these deaths could have been prevented.
Research points to several causes for why the pregnancy-related fatalities are rising. One issue lies in the healthcare system where there is more focus on babies and less focus on their mothers.
This Wellness Wednesday we are talking about maternal mortality and Netflix's new movie "To the Bone."
- Nina Martin, reporter, ProPublica
- Jen Carter, psychologist, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
- Jason McCray, chief clinical officer, The Center for Balanced Living
- Dan Diamond, health care reporter, POLITICO
If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at 1-800-931-2237.