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24

Feb

Bike Touring While Pregnant!

15

Sep

bebinn:

ocarinaofthyme:

most of the presidential candidates terrify me.

Texas is also:
50th (that’s dead last, by the way) for the percentage of people who get prenatal care
1st for the number of uninsured children (20% of them)
4th in child poverty (32% of them)
3rd in teen pregnancy
49th in per capita spending on Medicaid
47th in monthly benefit payments under the Women, Infants & Children program (WIC), which provides nutrition assistance.
If that’s “pro-life,” I don’t want to know what they think the alternative is.

bebinn:

ocarinaofthyme:

most of the presidential candidates terrify me.

Texas is also:

  • 50th (that’s dead last, by the way) for the percentage of people who get prenatal care
  • 1st for the number of uninsured children (20% of them)
  • 4th in child poverty (32% of them)
  • 3rd in teen pregnancy
  • 49th in per capita spending on Medicaid
  • 47th in monthly benefit payments under the Women, Infants & Children program (WIC), which provides nutrition assistance.

If that’s “pro-life,” I don’t want to know what they think the alternative is.

We start off pretty awesome, no?

midwife-marlee:


For those who love babies and having babies.. this image really had me in tears… so moving
“This picture is from an article called “The Rescuing Hug”. The article  details the first week of life of a set of twins. Each were in their  respective incubators and one was not expected to live. A hospital nurse  fought against the hospital rules and placed the babies in one  incubator. When they were placed together, the healthier of the two,  threw an arm over her sister in an endearing embrace. The smaller baby’s  heart stabilized and temperature rose to normal.”

Love it !!!!

We start off pretty awesome, no?

midwife-marlee:

For those who love babies and having babies.. this image really had me in tears… so moving

“This picture is from an article called “The Rescuing Hug”. The article details the first week of life of a set of twins. Each were in their respective incubators and one was not expected to live. A hospital nurse fought against the hospital rules and placed the babies in one incubator. When they were placed together, the healthier of the two, threw an arm over her sister in an endearing embrace. The smaller baby’s heart stabilized and temperature rose to normal.”

Love it !!!!

(Source: jungleinmyhead)

10

Sep

Hey birth world, do you know about SQUAT?

SQUAT is quarterly publication that is put together by a just a few people who dedicate their time to create a magazine to support healthy and empowering birthing practices. We hope to expand our magazine’s readership and content as we continue to produce new issues every season.

09

Sep

Kellymom: Milk Vs Formula Under the Microscope

02

Sep

One World Birth: The Revolution

01

Sep

Join the Future Midwives Coalition

31

Aug

UN figures show that the number of women who perish in childbirth in Afghanistan each year – 24,000 – is 10 times the civilians killed in the war.

MORE MIDWIVES!

U.S. Ranks 40th in Infant Mortality

“‘We know that solutions as simple as keeping newborns warm, clean and properly breast-fed can keep them alive,’” said study researcher Joy Lawn of the Save the Children Foundation, which worked with the WHO on the report. “‘It isn’t that you have to build invasive care units to halve your neonatal mortality.’…More health care workers, including midwives, are needed to teach and implement these lifesaving practices, she said.”