Inspired by her own birth experiences, supermodel, Christy Turlington Burns, has made a film, “No Woman, No Cry,” documenting some of the most common causes of maternal deaths. She hopes the film will raise funds and awareness surrounding hemorrhage, infection, high blood pressure, unsafe abortion, and obstructed labor, in order to help reduce the number of deaths caused by these conditions each year.
“Hundreds of thousands of women are dying every year, and 90 percent of those deaths are preventable,” said Turlington Burns.
Christy Turlington Burns financed the film herself and took two years making it. During the filming, maternal deaths in the Peruvian community she visited were reduced.
Below is a trailer for the new film:
Visit everymothercounts.org to read more about Turlington Burns and her new documentary.