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Why Pregnant Women In The Developing World Are The Biggest Losers In The Global Health Care Crisis

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

The disparity in the number of health care workers between the developed and developing world is having an unintended consequence on pregnant women. ...

What Women Really Think About 'Push Presents'

Ashley Hesseltine | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Ashley Hesseltine

I will say this -- if I am ever going to GET FAT AND NOT DRINK FOR NINE MONTHS, I think I'm deserving of a trip (via private jet) to my own tropical island stocked with vodka, nachos, puppies, and Sam Smith live serenading me the entire time.

Is There a 'Best Time' to Have Kids?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.16.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

A new study from the London School of Economics found that an increasing number of younger women are choosing to have children earlier, with the idea that they'll return to, or even start, their careers later on.

Resisting This Could Cut Your Cancer Risk In Half, Study Says

Posted 12.14.2012 | Black Voices

Those bright eyes and chubby cheeks may be hard to resist, but researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have good reason...

The Birth Story I Never Wanted To Tell

Christina Loccke | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Christina Loccke

My husband jokingly applies the baseball term "hitting for the cycle" to the way I delivered our three children: from scheduled surgery to drugged and finally undrugged natural. It wasn't some sport, though I was fanatical.

St. Damien's: A Mother's Story

Adriana Lima | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Adriana Lima

After meeting the Haitian leadership at St. Damien's and St. Luke's Hospitals, I can tell you first hand that there is a great deal to be hopeful about in Haiti.

This Sunday, a Gift to Mothers Around the World

Maureen Greenwood-Basken | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Maureen Greenwood-Basken

It is no coincidence that the countries with the highest rates of child mortality, mostly in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, or sub-Saharan Africa, also have some of the lowest rates of contraceptive prevalence.

U.K. Mother's Day -- A Cause for Celebration, But Not for All

Nancy Durrell McKenna | Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact
Nancy Durrell McKenna

Each year, 358,000 women worldwide die from complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth, there are four million neonatal deaths and three million stillbirths.

What They Didn't Tell Me in Lamaze Class

Lindsay Pyfer | Posted 10.24.2011 | Parents
Lindsay Pyfer

When my electric fetal monitor test didn't come out as it should, my husband and I were terrified.

Sacrifices of Motherhood

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christy Turlington Burns

Most mothers in this country and in the West accept sacrifices willfully because the joy and beauty of motherhood overwhelms them. In much of the rest of the world, however, the sacrifice of motherhood means something very different.

In Solidarity To End Maternal Mortality Around The World

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Whereas in the U.S. motherhood is for most women a joyous celebration, in many developing countries it is often said that to be pregnant is to put one foot in the grave.

The Right of Every Woman to Survive Childbirth

Deepa Jha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepa Jha

Many women do not have knowledge about their health entitlements and die due to the almost always treatable complications of pregnancy and childbirth.

Childlessness Up Among All Women; Down Among Women With Advanced Degrees

Pew Research Center | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly one-in-five American women ends her childbearing years without having borne a child, compared with one-in-ten in the 1970s, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.