Monthly Archives: April 2010

More on Shaken Baby Syndrome

There seems to be a lot of relevant news today – as I scanned the news one last time before going to bed tonight, this caught my eye, which is relevant to my post earlier today about postpartum depression and … Continue reading

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Crying it out harms babies’ brains

Here’s a link on crying it out, and why leaving your baby to cry isn’t a great idea: BBC News: Crying-it-out ‘harms baby brains’ I really hesitated to post this because honestly, parents can be blamed for a lot. There … Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression and Shaken Baby Syndrome

Thanks to Sarah Pulliam, LICSW, MPH, social worker at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Open Arms Board Treasurer, for sending much of the information that appears in this blog post. In this post, I’m again talking about postpartum depression. There has … Continue reading

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Newsletter archive

Update: Our newsletter archive is now up and running! It’s not beautiful – see my previous post about being a bit busy right now. All right, let’s be honest, at the moment the archive page is downright ugly. But ugly … Continue reading

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Managing resources

It’s been a while since I’ve posted – life gets complicated and busy, and so I prune my to-do list down to the bare essentials so I can get it all done. It’s a theme that runs through life – … Continue reading

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A novel approach to lowering c-sections

Thanks Emily for bringing this New York Times article to my attention – what a startling idea. Use c-sections when they’re needed… In Effort to Limit C-Sections, Two Methods Yield Different Results on Staten Island Doctors at Staten Island University … Continue reading

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Reducing violence and crime

I was in a discussion with someone recently. The gist of the other person’s position went something like this: Why should I, who have spent my life becoming educated and working hard to support my family, spend my money to … Continue reading

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Another article on the maternal deaths declining

This article is from the New York Times: Maternal Deaths Decline Sharply Across the Globe It is about the same study that I referenced yesterday on the politics of public health funding. It’s a good article – again, it lists … Continue reading

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Reducing Infant Mortality – watch this video!

This is, hands-down, the best video I have ever seen on the topic of maternal and neonatal health. Settle in – it’s about 17 minutes long. If you are interested in these issues, you will love this. If you are … Continue reading

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Politics of public health funding

News article today: Fewer women dying in childbirth: Report finds 35 percent decline over 28 years Remember, this is worldwide, not in the US. On the one hand: The British medical journal Lancet rushed out a paper on Sunday that … Continue reading

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