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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: September 4, 2001
Contact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286

Women's Health and Pregnancy to be highlighted at CDC National Safe Motherhood Summit


A national summit of 300 leaders in women's and maternal health will feature reports on illness and death related to pregnancy. Other reports focus on women's health before, during and after labor and delivery. Special plenary sessions feature perspectives on racial/ethnic disparities, demographics of motherhood, and strategies that could lead to reducing maternal deaths and pregnancy complications in the United States.


Anne Crittenden, writer and author, The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued

Marshall H. Klaus, M.D., neonatalogist and author, Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help you have a Shorter, Easier and Healthier Birth

Patricia Schroeder, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers. Former member, United States House of Representatives

Gail Sheehy, writer and author, Passages

Wanda Jones, Dr.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Women's Health), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Lynn Wilcox, MD., director of CDC's reproductive health program


September 5-7, 2001


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