Monthly Archives: May 2010

Pumping in the workplace

Just after I posted on the topic of supporting breastfeeding in the workplace, I see this article: The mother of all office dramas: New law changing the perception of workplace lactation It does a good job of talking about some … Continue reading

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Improving maternal-child health & infant mortality

This video was recently posted to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation about the improvements in maternal, newborn and child health in Malawi. Through education and community support, Malawi has greatly reduced the number of deaths in mothers and babies. … Continue reading

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A few community organizations of interest

I was at the Within Reach luncheon last week and was inspired by their work. If you haven’t heard about this organization, they are right there on the front lines connecting families to the programs and services they need: health … Continue reading

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Birth To Thrive Online – Profile of New Mothers Changing

Go check out the latest blog post on the Birth To Thrive Online Blog: The U.S. Mom Is Increasingly Older, Born in Another Country and Better Educated: What Does This Mean for Early Learning? The Pew Research Center published their … Continue reading

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Dads can get postpartum depression too

Here’s a new article on dads and postpartum depression. It says a father’s depression often appears different from a mother’s: Dads are more likely to be irritable and angry. And about half as many dads as moms have postpartum depression: … Continue reading

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Pushed Birth Blog

My friend Walker told me about this website a while ago and I’m not sure why I haven’t posted it yet – it must have fallen off my to-do list. This is a great website — strong (in a good … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Induction

Sometimes it’s medically necessary to induce labor – but many times, it’s a gray area and women have some say about whether they choose to wait or induce their labor. I saw this video today from King 5 News in … Continue reading

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Early quality of care affects children for years

I saw this article today on MSNBC: Low-quality child care can have lasting impactBehavior, academic problems persist through age 15, major study finds It was a major study and therefore is news (and it includes Washington State data), but what … Continue reading

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What do you want to know?

I’m happily blogging away here but it’s time for me to ask you, what do you want to know from Open Arms? Do you have any topics you’d like for me to address about our organization, our mission, or why … Continue reading

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Open Arms wins Seattle Human Services Coalition Award

We at Open Arms are thrilled to have received the Seattle Human Services Coalition award for Innovative Program! The winners were announced today: 18th Annual Human Services Awards The award recognizes Open Arms for its “response to an existing need … Continue reading

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