Even though Haitian women are considered the "poto mitan"-- the "central pillars" of the family and their communities -- they are often the most underserved members of already poor communities.
The point is, while preeclampsia, might be relatively unknown, it isn't choosy; any pregnant woman is at risk. It is the leading cause of maternal and infant death and near-miss globally and in the U.S.A.
Facebook has transitioned from connecting us to people we know but wish we didn't to people we don't know but wish we did.
Galliano describes "hearing the rustle of the taffeta" and "being able to smell the perfume on the girl." The glee that once was Galliano's shines through still, alive and well. Galliano brings fairy tales to life, although he's been very close to losing his own.
Imagine how the world would change if we saw every mother as a sister. Christy Turlington Burns travels the world to bring us examples of brave and dynamic women who see strangers -- mothers everywhere -- as their sisters.
I remembered that former State Department Policy Planning Director Anne-Marie Slaughter's Twitter byline includes the descriptor "foreign policy curator." So what does curation actually mean?
I'm back at Huff Post after a three-week blogging hiatus. It was a gift I gave myself. During my three-week blogging break, I had a chance to relax,┬...
I was utterly flabbergasted to hear that Christy Turlington Burns, a motherhood advocate, model and mother of a son and a daughter, was calling all mothers to "Just Say No to Mother's Day."
It's been said that there are six degrees of separation between every two individuals on the planet. This statement no longer holds true. With today's technology, the entire world is at our fingertips. And thank goodness for me as a manicurist, that's a lot of hands to be done.
For our final blog on Haiti we wanted to focus on the future of this beautiful country that is full of untapped natural and human resources. Many readers may ask, what is the silver lining to Haiti's story?
After delivering her first child, Christy suffered a complication. While she had a birth team that managed the situation, she was shocked to learn that hundreds of thousands of women die each year during childbirth -- and that 90 percent of these deaths are preventable.
Pictured: Christy Turlington discusses her documentary "No Women No Cry." (photo: M. Hall)Christy Turlington is one of the most recognizable faces in...
It is important to keep in mind that globally, for every single maternal death, there are at least 20 morbidities.
During the "Models and Mortals" episode of Sex and the City, Season One, our favorite foursome debates the physical merits of models, aka "giraffes wi...
Maternal mortality is a crisis without borders. Women die in rural African villages, crowded slums in Bangladesh, and even in hospitals in the U.S., where a poor woman's risk of maternal death is greater than in 40 other countries.