Tag Archives: infant mortality

Focus on healthy pregnancy

My mom pointed me to Time Magazine this month, which features articles about prenatal life affecting future mental and physical health and well-being. One article (there may be more, I don’t have the magazine in front of me) is this … Continue reading

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Gates Foundation pledges $1.5B for maternal, child health

I just saw this news from the Gates Foundation, announced in June: Gates Foundation pledges $1.5B for maternal, child health This is an incredible statement of the importance of maternal and child health in our world. Melinda Gates says, “The … 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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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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When the unexpected happens

As doulas, we are honored to be invited to share in one of life’s most joyous events – the birth of a baby. But for some families, joy turns to grief. Recently there were two infant deaths in the Open … Continue reading

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Text4Baby

Text4Baby – this rocks. Check it out. http://www.text4baby.org From their website: Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby provides pregnant … Continue reading

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