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.
Dr. Eva Lathrop: As the Global Medical Director for Population Services International, Dr. Eva Lathrop focuses on sexual and reproductive health, including maternal child health, abortion care, and cervical cancer work, in addition to leading COVID response. Dr. Lathrop has over 20 years of experience in clinical care, teaching, research and practice in global health, holding a degree in medicine from the University of Vermont and completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center.
Elaine Welteroth: Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, TV host, and author of New York Times bestseller “More Than Enough,” a 2020 NAACP Image Award winner. She was the youngest editor-in-chief in Condè Nast’s history where she led Teen Vogue to elevate marginalized voices and amplify political discourse. Her MasterClass debuted in 2021. Elaine is now a judge on Bravo’s “Project Runway” and her advice column “Ask Elaine” appears in The Washington Post.