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Why Are Teen Moms Poor?

May 20, 2012

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Surprising new research shows it’s not because they have babies. They have babies because they’re poor. By Matthew Yglesias|Posted Monday, May 14, 2012, at 5:01 PM ET Surprising new research shows that babies don’t make teen moms poor. Being poor causes them to have babies.iStockphoto. Delivering the commencement address last weekend at the evangelical Liberty […]

HEALTH: Treat the mother – save the baby

May 16, 2012

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Photo: Super.heavy/FlickrSomething to smile about… LONDON, 16 May 2012 (IRIN) – The past decade has seen great advances in child survival, but while toddlers and small children are benefiting, the death rate for new-born babies remains stubbornly high. Now a new report suggests that paying more attention to their mothers’ health, and focusing on certain […]

What Makes a 21st Century Mom?

May 13, 2012

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May 10, 2012 Moms will be moms. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Sean Dreilinger It’s never been easy to be a mom. I don’t speak from personal experience, of course, but my mother had eight kids and, as I remember it, that was no slice of heaven. You could make the case that all the […]

Grandmothers Reduce Incidence of Breast Cancer?

May 13, 2012

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May 9, 2012 A grandmother in Ethiopia carries her grandchild. Image courtesy of Wikicommons As Mother’s Day approaches, let’s take a moment to celebrate grandmothers. Grandmothers have traditionally been important members of the family who help their daughters raise children. Some anthropologists have suggested that the evolutionary benefits of grandmothering may explain why women have […]

The State of The World’s Mothers

May 12, 2012

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by Suzi ParraschMay 11, 2012 As the mother of two teenagers, my greatest concern tonight is what to put on the dinner table, chicken or fish, pasta or pizza? A world away, in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, 32 year old Alemeneshe, pictured here breastfeeding her one year old son Ayalres, has far graver things to worry […]

Time’s breastfeeding cover is pure front

May 12, 2012

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Rather than challenging taboos, Time’s shock tactics exploit society’s existing shame and confusion about sex and maternity Victoria Bekiempisguardian.co.uk, Friday 11 May 2012 Time magazine’s ‘Are You Mom Enough?’ breastfeeding cover, 21 May 2012 When the Time magazine cover for a story on attachment parenting “Are You Mom Enough?” hit the web this week, the […]

To Save Mothers, Let’s Lower 5 Basic Risks

May 10, 2012

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WeNews commentator Thursday, May 10, 2012 Eighty percent of all maternal deaths globally can be attributed to five basic risks. Let’s do more to treat hemorrhage, infection, unsafe abortion, hypertensive disorders and obstructed labor. (WOMENSENEWS)–While working in remote Papua New Guinea last year with Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres my team and I heard about […]

U.S. Moms Die at Higher Rate than Irish, Italian

May 9, 2012

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By Samantha Kimmey WeNews correspondent Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Scandinavian nations continue to dominate the annual healthy motherhood rankings by Save the Children. This year Niger came in last, just behind Afghanistan. The United States rose six spots because of girls’ access to education, not better health. (WOMENSENEWS)–Pregnancy and motherhood can bring joy and or […]

She braves bullets to bring healthcare to women

May 3, 2012

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Reblogged from kracktivist The frail and seemingly calm Udasi Sahu manages to conceal the excitement of her first plane journey. But the 42-year-old health worker can’t conceal the thrill of her job – trying to change the face of maternal health in conflict-torn districts of Odisha. Spanning a journey across the boondocks of north Odisha’s […]

The Criminalization of Bad Mothers

April 27, 2012

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Lynsey Addario for The New York TimesTimmy Kimbrough at home with his daughter Josie, 2, and his stepdaughters, Nicole, 13, and Brooke Borden, 10, left. His wife, shown in the framed photograph, is in jail. By ADA CALHOUNPublished: April 25, 2012 On a rainy day just after Thanksgiving, Amanda Kimbrough played with her 2-year-old daughter […]

Most pregnancy-related deaths occur in transit’

April 23, 2012

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Reblogged from kracktivist AARTI DHAR, The HinduMaternal Death Reviews reveals many facilities show mothers the door soon after delivery According to a study conducted on pregnancy-related deaths, a large number of women die during transit to a health facility or returning home after a delivery. ‘Maternal Death Reviews — Implications for Quality of Care,’ (MDR) […]

No Maternity Leave For Mother Of Twins Born To Surrogate

April 21, 2012

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by Judy MollandApril 20, 2012 The War on Women is alive and well in the UK as well as the US. Jane Kassim, a teaching assistant from Rotherham, England, whose twin babies were carried by her cousin, has been told she is not entitled to maternity pay because her children were born through surrogacy. Kassim […]

Motherhood is THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD (unless you are poor)

April 15, 2012

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Reblogged from Feministe By Jill on 4.15.2012 A brief addition to yesterday’s post, where I speculated that for all their blustering about how Ann Romney made a choice to stay home and raise her five boys and that’s a wonderful choice because motherhood is THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD and Democrats hate stay-at-home […]

Women and the Leadership Gap

March 5, 2012

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Mar 5, 2012 It’s been almost a half-century since the modern women’s movement began. So why aren’t more women in positions of power? Leslie Bennetts reports. When a Congressional committee hearing presented an all-male panel of witnesses to discuss female contraception last month, Rep Carolyn Maloney made news by demanding, “Where are the women?” Her […]

For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

February 18, 2012

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By JASON DePARLE and SABRINA TAVERNISEPublished: February 17, 2012 LORAIN, Ohio — It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside marriage. […]

Are women more depressed or just better at getting help?

September 7, 2011

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New research suggests that European women are two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer from depression than men, and twice as depressed as they were in the 70s Sarah PhillipsThe Guardian, Tuesday 6 September 2011 Does juggling childcare and work make women susceptible to depression? Photograph: Loyall Sewall/www.jupiterimages.com Women are two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer […]

Are women more depressed or just better at getting help?

September 7, 2011

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New research suggests that European women are two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer from depression than men, and twice as depressed as they were in the 70s Sarah PhillipsThe Guardian, Tuesday 6 September 2011 Does juggling childcare and work make women susceptible to depression? Photograph: Loyall Sewall/www.jupiterimages.com Women are two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer […]