Tag Archives: maternal health

Moms are the Heroes

We’ve all heard it before in one form or another:  “Don’t get between a mother and her baby,”   “There is nothing better (or worse depending on your position!) than a fired up mom” or “Mothers are their kids’ best advocates.  However you phrase it, I see evidence of this everywhere I go for my work [...]

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Empowered Mothers Take Charge

As we sat and spoke with women at the counseling session on a warm day in Pakistan last week, it was clear to me that these women knew what they wanted—for themselves, for their families, and especially for their children. About 20 women, some in bright shalwar kamaz and others in dark burkas, sat under [...]

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A Mom’s Best Or Worst Day

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post. _______________________ Every day, thousands of women celebrate one of life’s most amazing experiences — becoming a mother. But every 30 seconds a mother’s first moments with her baby are cut short, on the very day she gives birth.   Until now, we didn’t know how common this [...]

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Family Planning Saves Lives, But Millions Can’t Access It

The following first appeared on Care2.com  _______________________ Around the world, an estimated 222 million women who don’t want to get pregnant cannot access contraception. I was surpised to learn Namutebi was one of them.   On the way to the Ugandan hospital where I met Namutebi, I saw several clinics advertising family planning services. The services [...]

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