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How A 4-Cent Multivitamin Could Close China's Education Gap

(19) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 10:57 AM

It's a deeply held notion that education is one of the greatest tools we have for lifting children out of poverty and giving them a chance to succeed in life. Nelson Mandela summed it up in his famous quote, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to...

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The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 7:13 PM

Last week, Save the Children released its 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report, ranking the best and worst countries to be a mother. I've been tracking this report for years, and while it's always sobering to see how many countries, including the United States,...

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Care After Birth: Different Moms, Different Realities

(9) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 10:17 AM

Giving birth to a child is a physical and emotional experience that's as exhausting as it is exhilarating. Afterward, every new mom needs recovery time, even if she had a relatively easy birth. Factor in a C-section or other complications and the need for care after birth increases exponentially.

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Baby Naming: A Global Tradition

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 11:02 AM

Naming a baby is one of the most important, and public, decisions a new parent makes. All new parents worry about choosing just the right name for their new arrival, and most believe that a child's name contributes to his or her success in life. At BabyCenter, we've...

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Back to School Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 9:00 AM

Like moms all over the United States, I'm in the midst of the back-to-school frenzy. My daughter is starting her final year of elementary school, so this is a watershed moment. I'm trying to savor every bit of it, from the 14-page registration packet I filled out last week to...

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Key Insights to Improve Global Maternal Health

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Last week I had the honor of attending the Women's Health Town Hall at the White House to discuss healthcare and the Affordable Care Act. The panel discussion featured Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and other senior White House leaders focused...

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