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Women and Childbirth

Improving Maternal Health Care, One Text At A Time

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

During her pregnancy, every expectant mother has bright hopes for the new life she carries. She may have concerns about her ability to care for a newborn. But depending on where she in the world she lives, her fear may be much deeper and more fundamental: "Will my baby survive childbirth?" Or, "Will I?"

What Not to Say to a New Mother

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

It should be a priority for all who work with pregnant folks and new parents to try to get their tone right as often as possible. To slow down, remember that that new dad holding his baby is far more likely to be riddled with insecurity and self-doubt than he is to actually drop the baby.

Would You Hire A Birth Photographer?

Babble.com | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

There is no freaking way I would allow a photographer in the room while I'm giving birth. Nope, no way, no siree, not no how.

Atlantic Monthly Gets It All Wrong About Home Birth

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 05.19.2012 | Parents
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

What if the patient had been his hospital birth patient from the start, and had had this exact same labor?

SUBMIT: 9 Months In Pictures: Share Your Favorite Pregnancy Pics (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.18.2012 | Impact

Everyone loves a baby, and it's easy to see why. The miracle of life starts with its own set of miracles when it comes to a pregnant woman's body. ...

Mother Goes Deaf After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living

What was supposed to be a joyous day for Heather Simonsen turned terrifying when, according to a report from Utah's KSL, she lost her sense of hearing...

Africa's Forgotten Tragedy -- A Cursed Woman

Heidi Kingstone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heidi Kingstone

Women live in hell with a condition that has all but been eliminated in the developed world.