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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

Maternal Mortality in America and the Crisis for Rural Women

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Linda Robinson is a nurse-midwife whose international work has taken her to Malawi, Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer; to American Samoa where she started the first midwifery practice; and to the Democratic Republic of Congo with Doctors without Borders. She is the author of Sunday Morning Shamwana, A Midwife’s Letters From the Field, and has co-authored two other books, Being Pregnant, A Woman’s Answer Book, and Women’s Sexual Health. She has worked in women’s health care for thirty years, caring for women in all walks of life. She is currently working on a book about health care delivery to women in rural America. Linda is the mother of five children and lives in Bar Harbor, Maine, where she was one of the founders of the Women’s Health Center.