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Connections: Maternal mortality and depression

New York is ranked 30th in the nation for the lowest maternal mortality rate, and Governor Cuomo is introducing efforts to drive down the number of maternal deaths. He's creating a Maternal Mortality Review Board to analyze every maternal death in the state. He's also pushing to require all health insurance policies to cover maternal depression screening.

We talk to experts about how these efforts could help women, and we discuss how to combat the stigma of maternal depression. Our guests:

  • Dr. Chris Glantz, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and member of New York State's Maternal Mortality Review Board 
  • Dr. Jennifer Richman, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Lauren Deutsch, executive director of the Healthy Baby Network
  • Heather Bryant, local mother and former patient of Dr. Glantz
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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