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Every Mother Counts

My Mother's Gift

Anne Addison | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Anne Addison

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the first thought is, "Am I going to die?" When a woman finds out she's pregnant, she doesn't think, "Am I going to die?" It is the furthest thing from her mind.

100,000 Musicians Support Charities Through Music for Good

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

The charities love it, too. The musicians who choose to support them through Music for Good aren't just individual donors, they're megaphones through which the charity reaches fans and friends via the ReverbNation website, email and social media.

Put Young Girls At The­ Center Of Development

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

It's time to make a radical shift, to start seeing girls not as vulnerable or as a liability, but as potential leaders. It's time to see girls for who they are: the driving force of their generation, one poised to bring real social change.

Every Mother Counts: A Mother of a Certain Age

Jeanne Faulkner | Posted 11.24.2013 | Parents
Jeanne Faulkner

As I see younger mothers going through attempts to "get their body back," I wish I could tell them not to be so hard on themselves. I kick myself for ever doubting the beauty of my 15, 20 or 25-year-old stomach, pre-baby.

Every Mother Counts in Haiti

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

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.

Keeping My Soul Right: Making Global Health Films on Women and Girls

Lisa Russell | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

I once heard someone say that art is a reflection of your soul, so if you are creating art about another culture, make sure your soul is right.

World Population Day: 18 Groups Taking Action

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Thursday, July 11th, is World Population Day. The United Nations estimates that global population will swell to 9 billion by the year 2050. Most of t...

An Open Letter to Kim Kardashian

Anne Addison | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Anne Addison

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.

Save a Mother's Life - Talk About Maternal Death And Near-Miss in the USA

Anne Addison | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Anne Addison

Part of the problem in the US is that we simply don't know exactly why women are dying, or even how many are. It is hard to be aware when we don't have a system that tracks these deaths and near-misses in a uniform fashion in all 50 states. Let me state that plainly - many states do not even have "pregnancy-related" on the death certificate. If we don't ask the question, how will we ever know the answer?

Putting The Meaning Back Into Mother's Day

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Since our inception, Mother's Day has been our biggest attention-grabbing, awareness-building opportunity to rally the troops and engage new audiences to join our efforts to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for all moms.

Returning to Haiti

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgOn this visit to Haiti, I feel optimistic about the future Haitians can achieve, and proud of the work being done to create that future.

7 Easy Ways to Make an Impact on International Women's Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

If we all adopted Malala's attitudes, we'd be much closer to protecting and empowering women and girls around the globe. Yet, here's the great news: we don't have to endure personal tragedy in order to take a stand for equality. Even simple actions can create change.

Grand Losses: Musings on My Miscarriage

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Miscarriage isn't about pregnancy ambivalence or anxiety, prior abortions or outbursts of venomous anger, feelings of sadness or anything else that you can seemingly control. Miscarriage is simpler than all of that. It is loss of life that wasn't sustainable.

My Valentine Invitation

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

I am hopeful that the combination of an unprecedented female leadership in Congress and the opportunity for our own voices to break through will make sure women's rights and status in society are fully equal to men's and truly secure all over the world.

The New Nonprofit Is Transparent, Open, And Engaged

Rachael Chong | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Beth Kanter, whose blog is a clearinghouse for information on how organizations can use new technology for good, is rethinking how a nonprofit acts in the digital world.

Unlocking the Power of Mothers for Social Good

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Mom bloggers have become an incredibly important facet of the consumer economy. Jennifer James is working on taking that influence and redirecting it toward giving back.

Going the Distance With Moms

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Without transport, women can't get to a healthcare facility unless they walk. For anybody who has been through labor, ask yourself this: Could you walk 5k, 10k, even up to 40k when you're nine months pregnant or in labor? Why should any mother have to?

The 10 Most Generous Social Media Mavens

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Why are some people seemingly hard-wired for compassion, while others hardly notice suffering? Is generosity the by-product of a virtuous upbringing, a quality we learn primarily through early observation?

In the Minds of Mothers: How Mental Health Impacts Mothers Worldwide

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

When I began to travel across the U.S. with No Woman, No Cry, I was asked many thought-provoking questions about what I saw. One question that comes up consistently is about perinatal mood disorders, and more specifically about postpartum depression.

Let's End Child Marriage So Girls Can Be Girls

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

In the time it takes to read this column, around 70 girls below 18 years old will have been forced into marriage, often with dire consequences.

'I Brought You Into The World And I Still Look Good'

Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living

Given how exhausting our lives are, it's an accomplishment to fit in a regular exercise routine. So imagine keeping up a regime when you're nine month...

Global Motherhood: What Lies Ahead For The Maternal Health Community

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

The number of women who died from pregnancy and childbirth complications dropped to 287,000 in 2010. However, these latest statistics also point to the fact that much work lies ahead.

5 Ways To Help Moms In Need On Mother's Day

Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact

As you share in the delight of your mom opening her gifts given with love this Mother's Day, take a moment to remember those who aren't fortunate enou...

Shh! It's Almost Mother's Day

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 07.04.2012 | Impact
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

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."

No Mother's Day: Every 90 Seconds a Woman Dies Becoming a Mother

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Every 90 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from a pregnancy-related complication. This isn't just a "third world" problem. The United States currently ranks 50th in the world for maternal health. It is safer to give birth in Bosnia or Kuwait than in California.