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Texas Hackers to Fight Ebola, Fire and Water Contamination With African SMS

Maya Horgan | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
Maya Horgan

Your mobile phone can save a thousand lives. And now, through Developers Doing Development, Michael Henderson and Scott Akers are using SMS automation to combat issues of infrastructure and disease.

Lancet Series On Midwifery: Women Should Be In The Heart Of Decision-Making

Petra ten Hoope-Bender | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Petra ten Hoope-Bender

I know from my experience as a midwife and an academic that midwifery is the best value option for delivering high-quality maternal and newborn care. By a long way, investing in well-educated midwives can give a 16-fold return on investment.

Recalibrating Our Expectations of Childbirth

Cara Paiuk | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

Most births don't have complications but some do, and it is unfortunate when women feel they or their births are failures for failing to meet their preconceived notions of success. Women should strive for a birth that is manageable and meaningful, but without a sense of entitlement that it must be fast, painless, and stoic.

Celebrating the 'Unwrath' in 'The Grapes of Wrath' on its 75th Anniversary

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

While Florence Nightingale doesn't deliver joy, let alone build up laughter out of inadequate material, she would surely have been pleased to have Ma Joad tending to the poor in her charity hospital.

Celebrating The Unsung Hero In Your Delivery Room

Frances Ganges | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Frances Ganges

No matter who or where we are in the world, we all want our mothers and babies to be healthy.

Words That Heal: Cesarean Birth

Brandy Ferner | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents
Brandy Ferner

This important role you have usually coincides with a very vulnerable window of time in these women's lives (possibly even the most vulnerable time of their lives), so the words you choose have immense power to heal, support and empower them -- or do the opposite.

What No One Would Admit To Me About Breastfeeding

Parenting.com | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Parenting.com

Five days after the birth of my first daughter, I held her in my arms as my husband held me. My head was bent against his shoulder and I was sobbing so heavily that I shook. I could barely breathe, but I pushed out the words: "I. Just. Want. To. Feed. My. Baby."

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin's Legacy Among Doulas in L.A.

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents
Antonia Blumberg

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives recounts the history of the natural birth movement in the United States. It is the story of a revolution, initiated in the least likely place imaginable.

Global Motherhood: Birth Freedom or Birth Totalitarianism?

Ina May Gaskin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Ina May Gaskin

A recent trip to Fort Worth and Dallas showed me a range of choices that I wish was available to every pregnant woman in the U.S.

Agnes Gereb and the Case for Human Rights in Childbirth

Toni Harman | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Toni Harman

Earlier this month we filmed an interview with Dr Agnes Gereb, the Hungarian obstetrician and midwife who was imprisoned and is currently under house arrest for supporting women giving birth at home. The filming was for our ONE WORLD BIRTH new documentary film which will be released this summer.

Mom Used Makeup Mirror To Deliver Her Own Baby

Posted 12.29.2011 | Parents

Midwife Claire Clarke-Wood has delivered plenty of babies throughout the years, but she never expected to deliver her own child using only a makeup mi...

Birth Rights: Helping Expectant Mothers Survive In Indonesia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Robin Lim wanted to reinvent herself. After suffering the loss of both her sister and her best friend in the same year, she and her husband moved to...

In Praise of Midwives: Having a Baby Is Not an Illness

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Cronk

To the thousands of midwives who hold hands, comfort hearts, wipe tears, share smiles, and grow families, you have my undying respect and appreciation forever.

Why Home Births Are Worth Considering

Melissa Cheyney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melissa Cheyney

If doctors and midwives could be willing to learn from and respect one another, women and babies in our country would benefit.

Making Every Mother and Child Count: Protecting the Medically Vulnerable

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Dr. Kunchok's project serves as a model that can be replicated in regions all over the world where there are medically under-served populations, especially in areas where there are high rates of maternal and infant deaths.

Help Send 120,000 Solar Lights to Health Teams in Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Two of the most highly regarded health care nonprofits in Haiti are making an urgent plea for 120,000 lights to assist them in giving medical attention to those dispersed in the rural areas.

Afghan Midwives Step Up To Fight One Of World's Worst Maternal Mortality Rates

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The war in Afghanistan may no longer be forgotten but the true victims always are. Women and children in the landlocked Asian country have continuous...

How To Save Our Nation's Budget and Start Nurturing American Families

Shaana Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shaana Keller

In the United States today, more than 95% of our pregnant moms deliver in a hospital setting. Yet, for normal pregnancies, science has proven that it is safer to use a midwifery model of care.

YouTube Stands In For The Midwife, Assists With Deliveries

nytimes.com | Malia Wollan | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living

By her eighth month of pregnancy, Rebecca Sloan, a 35-year-old biologist living in Mountain View, Calif., had read the what-to-expect books, taken the...