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The Majority of Stillbirths Occur in Africa But How Does A Mother Deal With The Loss?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 01.20.2017 | Women
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Nigeria suffers a rate of almost 43 stillbirths per 1000 births, whereas Iceland has a rate of only 1.3 per 1000 births. How can Nigeria simultaneously reduce its stillbirth rate and ensure that the 43 mothers per 1000 births are supported?

Are You THAT Kind of Mom?!

Ali Fallis | Posted 10.16.2016 | Parents
Ali Fallis

Know what delights the heck out of me? Surprising people. As a doula, this is something I do a LOT.

Packing for the Hospital, Take Two

Meg Hemphill | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents
Meg Hemphill

Going to the hospital to have a second baby is a bit like being a sophomore at school -- you've been here, done this. You know your way around campus, what not to have for lunch and what you need in your locker vs. school bag.

Midwives are Priceless. Here's Why.

Lorrie Kline Kaplan, CAE | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Lorrie Kline Kaplan, CAE

In order for US women to have access to midwives who are educated and able to provide high-quality, high-value care, a workforce transformation must take place. We need a government willing to invest in women.

#WhatMothersNeed This Mother's Day

Debra L. Ness | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

So, although flowers, brunch and other gifts are a fine way to show the mothers in your life that you care, take some time this Mother's Day to think about the challenges facing America's mothers and families.

The Most and Least Fertile States in the U.S.

Napala Pratini | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Napala Pratini

Which states are the most fertile -- and how might the expense of having children and changes in health policy affect women's decision to have children?

Health Care - Making Progress

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Not only were women subject to discriminatory rates, but none of the preventive services women typically need were required. That is no longer the case. But a glaring hole remains -- the failure of 24 states to expand Medicaid to cover 6.4 million of the working poor.

It's Getting Hot in Here! The Great Debate About Working Out While Pregnant

Heidi Powell | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Powell

While my levels of intensity and exercise naturally decreased as these pregnancies progressed, the workouts have yet to stop. Yes, even CrossFit.

Jan Diehm

LOOK: What It Costs To Give Birth In The U.S. | Jan Diehm | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents

Most developed countries provide deeply subsidized, flat-fee maternity care to give each newborn the healthiest start possible, but the cost of prenat...

4 Reasons You Should Have Your Baby In England

Jennifer Howze | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Howze

Even if you're not giving birth to an heir to the throne (third in line, mind), there's something to be said for the royal treatment all Brits get during pregnancy and birth. This is, after all, the land of Mary Poppins. It's having a baby, pinkie extended.

HIV Messenger Baby

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

Health reform may be a political football for politicians, but for those whose start in life will be rough enough, it is not a game, and the next baby may not be so lucky.

The Hypocrisy Behind the Gun Lobby's Focus on Mental Illness

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Not only are NRA-affiliated spokespeople ignorant about mental illness, but they deceptively use the issue to fool people into thinking that they have broader social concerns. In any real "national conversation," about mental illness and violence, the NRA and its proxies would be mute.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #12, Protected Women's Health

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Thanks to health care reform, women have more control over their health care decisions, their lives, and their future. It's about time.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Meet The Black Rosie Pope: Maternity Concierge Stephanie Johnson | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Black Voices

For an expectant mom, bed rest is far from the rest and relaxation Monday morning daydreams are made of, Plano, Texas mom Stephanie Johnson can attest...

Why Komen Is Small Potatoes

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The Planned Parenthood flap will come and go in a couple of news cycles -- instructive, but ultimately harmless. But if the gains for women in the Affordable Care Act go down with the ship, it may take decades to get them back, if we can get them back at all.

Miracle Maternity Dressing At Studio City Cafe

Studio City, CA Patch | Danrochelle Yumul | Email the Author | 12:34pm | Posted 08.24.2011 | Los Angeles

The malady: overdue pregnancy. The cure: Caiotti's Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette Salad Dressing a.k.a. "The Maternity Salad Dressing." After trying ...

Motherhood, It's Complicated

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Ehlers

A colleague on maternity leave recently e-mailed saying what an incredible experience pregnancy is and how she can't help thinking of the millions who go through it without support we take for granted.

Colorado Maternity Bill Diluted By Lobbyists

The Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER- Two Denver Democrats reluctantly diluted the bill they co-sponsored aimed at expanding maternity coverage in Colorado. The move took attendees...

Kyl: "I Don't Need Maternity Care" So Employers Shouldn't Be Required To Provide It (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Senate Finance Committee moved into its fourth day of deliberations over the health care bill, tensions continued to rise. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-A...

Breast, Bottle and The Beauty of Motherhood

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

The real focus should be on creating the societal support necessary for mothers to experience new motherhood as optimally as possible. Do we offer adequate paid family leave for new moms?