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Countdown to Mothers Day

Why Is Mother's Day More Important Than Father's Day?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.08.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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What These 5 Iowa Moms Want for All Mothers

Healthy Birth Day | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Healthy Birth Day

On a beautiful, Sunday afternoon, my mother encouraged me to call the doctor. He told me to go to the hospital to be monitored. I was excited about the possibility of seeing my baby on an ultrasound again. We headed to the hospital with naive anticipation.

When Mom's Away on Mother's Day

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

According to Hallmark, and other purveyors of nostalgia, I'm supposed to be home, with my family, on Mother's Day.

Of Pandemics and a Global Pledge to Moms and Newborns

Theresa Shaver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Theresa Shaver

Yeruknesh, Chidimma and Siti died for lack of basic health care taken for granted by all but the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.

Saving Mothers' Lives

Wendi Deng Murdoch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendi Deng Murdoch

When I had my first child, I remember asking the doctor if I would live. My grandmother had died after giving birth to my mother -- in those days it was a fact of life in Xuzhou, where my family was from.

Remembering the Burden of Malaria on Mother's Day

Ray Chambers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ray Chambers

Amidst the joy that we will share with our loved ones on Mother's Day sits the reality that too many women and children in certain parts of our planet face the cruel, unrelenting challenges posed by malaria.

No Woman Should Die Giving Life

Thoraya Ahmed Obaid | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thoraya Ahmed Obaid

In the United States "dying in childbirth" occurs rarely. But for women in most poor countries, pregnancy and childbirth are the leading causes of death and disability.

Hoping for Healthy Mothers All Over the Globe

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

As I celebrate Mother's Day, I am reminded of how fortunate those of us who have access to healthcare are and I am hopeful that those who do not, will, in the foreseeable future.

Let's Make Mother's Day a Global Reality

Liya Kebede | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liya Kebede

There is a saying in Africa that to find out you are pregnant is to have one foot in the grave. It must sound strange to Americans. But in the developing world, more women die from pregnancy and childbirth than any other cause.

A Mother is a Guardian Angel Every Day

Anita McBride | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anita McBride

Celebrating my first Mother's Day became a long-awaited dream come true. I felt the presence of my own mother and believed she was my guardian angel watching over me that day and every day.

Mothers, Mosquitoes, and Millennium Development Goals

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mark Dybul

Malaria is particularly devastating in Africa, where it kills a child every 30 seconds -- several by the time you finish reading this posting.

Children Need Mothers, Mothers Want Midwives

Sarah Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Brown

Ask the children. Ask them if they need their mothers. Effective development means recognizing that mums matter - and that means midwives matter too.

Mothers Day Every Day For Healthier Families, Communities and Nations

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rep. Lois Capps

Every minute of every day, a woman somewhere in the world dies as a result of pregnancy or childbirth--amounting to more than half a million fatalities each year.

Leading the Way to Make Mothers Day Every Day

Donna E. Shalala | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna E. Shalala

Progress is being made to save the lives of mothers and newborns around the world. Still, every minute, a woman dies of complications in pregnancy and childbirth.