Comments on: Interview with Christy Turlington Burns http://steamykitchen.com/15354-interview-christy-turlington-burns.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Fri, 01 May 2015 10:57:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Finds on the Feed, and go love your mamas… | Elen Grey's Blog http://steamykitchen.com/15354-interview-christy-turlington-burns.html/comment-page-1#comment-718567 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:26:30 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=15354#comment-718567 […] Mothers and other readers — @ steamykitchen. Interview with Christy Turlington Burns. “No Woman No Cry — A woman dies every 90 seconds from pregnancy and childbirth […]

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By: Becky at Vintage Mixer http://steamykitchen.com/15354-interview-christy-turlington-burns.html/comment-page-1#comment-265253 Thu, 19 May 2011 18:32:06 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=15354#comment-265253 Loved this post. Thank you for bringing to light such an intense subject and caring about issues like this around the world.

My husband and I also have minimal health insurance because we are self employed. And if I’m nervous about one day having kids in our situation, I can only imagine what its like in many other countries.

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By: Jillian_R http://steamykitchen.com/15354-interview-christy-turlington-burns.html/comment-page-1#comment-259904 Thu, 12 May 2011 15:33:48 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=15354#comment-259904 This was a moving and sad documentary. As usual, I feel that womans’ issues are a hidden thing in most areas of the world and in our society as well. Women as a whole seem to be treated as little more that cattle or slave labor. There are so many sensless deaths.

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By: Rose http://steamykitchen.com/15354-interview-christy-turlington-burns.html/comment-page-1#comment-258671 Wed, 11 May 2011 06:37:05 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=15354#comment-258671 The “technology” that women need most is cleanliness and knowledge. Most deaths are not caused by lack of medicines and machines, but by poverty. Low-tech birth doesn’t have to be terrifying–but lack of knowledge and basic care certainly is.

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By: PartlySunny http://steamykitchen.com/15354-interview-christy-turlington-burns.html/comment-page-1#comment-255866 Sun, 08 May 2011 01:06:26 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=15354#comment-255866 The fact that we live in the country we do, with the amount of wealth that it has, and people actually have to be “stressed” during their pregnancies because of health insurance is criminal. I don’t know why we’re tolerating it. That said, I’m eternally grateful that I had modern medicine at my disposal during my pregnancy. I just wish people didn’t have to live in fear of it bankrupting their families.

Thanks for the great post.

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By: betty http://steamykitchen.com/15354-interview-christy-turlington-burns.html/comment-page-1#comment-254320 Thu, 05 May 2011 22:44:35 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=15354#comment-254320 Thanks for the post on this topic. I’m afraid many people are totally unaware of these issues and some simply do not want to believe them, especially stories like Lisa’s which hit closer to home. I work in a field where there are more contracting positions than permanent positions with full benefits. And I’m a cancer survivor. There’s a big difference between the insurance you get on group plan as opposed to seeking independent coverage. My coverage isn’t great. But there’s not a day that goes by that I am not aware how different the story is for women who do not have access the health care I do.

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By: Lisa @ The Cooking Bride http://steamykitchen.com/15354-interview-christy-turlington-burns.html/comment-page-1#comment-254250 Thu, 05 May 2011 19:58:58 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=15354#comment-254250 I can relate to the abject fear you feel when faced with being pregnant and having no insurance coverage. I lost my job, a month later my husband lost his job, and a week after that we discovered we were pregnant. The only choice we had was to pay the extremely high COBRA premiums, but what could we do? Pregnancy is considered a pre-existing condition. Even if one of us got another job no one would cover the pregnancy. Paying the premiums came before paying everything else and it was extremely stressful. I am still paying montly installments for what our insurance wouldn’t cover.

I wasn’t afraid of giving birth because I knew I had access to modern medical technology and DRUGS! But there were many times that I did think about women who do without doctors, without drugs, and without hospitals. It would be terrifying.

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By: The Chocolate Covered Kitchen http://steamykitchen.com/15354-interview-christy-turlington-burns.html/comment-page-1#comment-254121 Thu, 05 May 2011 17:04:59 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=15354#comment-254121 I did research on access to medicines in a rainforest in Madagascar, and I can attest to the gruesome conditions women endure giving birth on mud floors with no chance of survival if there are serious complications. The romance of “natural” birth is a privilege women in the developed world can choose, but to those who do not have access to technology, “natural” birth can be a death sentence.

And having lost my own sister-in-law to complications from birth here in the U.S., I want to thank you for your testimonial of what it means to be pregnant without adequate health insurance. We have come a long way, but still have so far to go in this most basic of health care needs.

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By: Jessica http://steamykitchen.com/15354-interview-christy-turlington-burns.html/comment-page-1#comment-253705 Thu, 05 May 2011 07:57:30 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/?p=15354#comment-253705 What a great interview Jaden. What a beautiful, important thing Christy is doing. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

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