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Saturday, September 29 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Dangerous Deliveries

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Whether we’re the worst in the Western world or merely awful, why can’t we solve our maternal mortality problem?

Read more about the Tribune’s maternal mortality coverage.

Presented by Ascension-Seton and the Annie E. Casey Foundation and supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

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Marissa Evans

Health and Human Services Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Evans reports on health and human services policy issues for the Tribune since October 2016. Before the Tribune she reported for CQ Roll Call in Washington, D.C., where she covered state legislatures and health care issues. Evans’ reporting has appeared in Civil Eats, CityLab, NBC... Read More →

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Carla Ortique

Vice Chairwoman of the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force at the Texas Department of State Health Services
Ortique has been a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist since 1997 and currently practices at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is the vice chairwoman of the Texas’ Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force, which was founded in 2013. The task force is tasked with studying maternal... Read More →
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Sable Swallow

Mother and Survivor of Postpartum Preeclampsia and Stroke
Swallow is a mother and survivor of postpartum preeclampsia, a condition characterized by high blood pressure after giving birth. In March 2014, she survived a stroke soon after giving birth to her newborn son.
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Shawn Thierry

State Representative, D-Houston
Thierry, D-Houston, has represented House District 146 since 2017. She is a member of the House Country Affairs and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues committees. Thierry sponsored several bills during the 2017 legislative sessions focusing on maternal mortality, including HB 2403... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm CDT
Studio 919 at The Texas Tribune