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Midwives

Women Deliver Promises Hope Around the World

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tamar Abrams

In a cavernous convention center in the heart of the Nation's Capitol, thousands of people have gathered to celebrate the role of women in the well-be...

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.

Caution: Pregnancy May Be Hazardous to Your Liberty

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

If you are pregnant and clumsy in Utah, you could be charged with attempted murder, even in the first trimester.

Ashley Judd: Please, Population Control is Not the Answer for Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Congo's economy is not undermined by "unregulated fertility" rates. Civil society has been destroyed by decades of war and over a hundred years of exploitation of Congo's wealth by international interests.

Congo: Midwives Transform Trash Into Hope

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Since Secretary Clinton ended her African trip, the news cycle has seemingly abandoned the women of Congo.

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...

Extreme Birth, Indeed

Jennifer Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Block

Routine maternity ward monitoring, inducing, and anesthetizing have added up to millions of unnecessary cesarean sections: a hospital childbirth system gone insane.

Congolese Midwives Struggle To Help Mothers Brutalized By War (SLIDESHOW)

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

I hate the border crossing from Rwanda into Goma at Gisenyi. It frays nerves and sullies sunny dispositions in a heartbeat. Male street thugs prowl pa...

Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir

Joe Antol | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Antol

For Muhlhahn, birth is a transformative and poetic experience for the mother. But perhaps she forgets that it is first and foremost a transformative experience for the child.

Docs to Women: Pay No Attention to Ricki Lake's Home Birth

Ricki Lake, Jennifer Block, and Abby Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ricki Lake, Jennifer Block, and Abby Epstein

The physicians of America have issued their decree -- they don't want you having your babies at home with midwives -- we can't imagine why not. They have no evidence to back up their claims.