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Tackling the Maternal Health Problem in America

When I travel and write about the global maternal health crisis I typically concentrate on the world’s poorest countries. In those countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, that is where we see the highest maternal mortality rates (MMR). 520 more words


Pregnancy How-to's from the Middle Ages: Dung Diapers, Barley, and Rabbit's Blood Cocktails

Get Me Out, by Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, is an insightful history of childbirth exploring the evolution of advice and wisdom in childbirth. The book presents the lineage of childbirth, and helps contextualize the current state of obstetrics.  1,386 more words


Doulas Look for Greater Acceptance in Maternal Healthcare System

Marisa Pizarro’s birth, as described by Anemona Hartocollis of the New York Times, starts out on a busy day in her apartment in Lower Manhattan’s financial district. 600 more words


"I am a nurse because…": Anselma's story

Through interviews, Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Nursing Volunteer Hannah Bergbower highlights her extraordinary nursing students, the stories that motivate them and their insights into the future of nursing in Tanzania. 722 more words

From The Field


The periodic/ cyclic nature of menstruation  has been undoubtedly, associated with pain in most women. Apart from the usual mild to moderate cramps that come with menstruation, for them, it is all about pain, from the onset of menstruation to the end and even in between periods. 641 more words


Jacaranda Health: Making Pregnancy and Childbirth Safer for Women in Kenya

t’s a big month for women’s health and rights as advocates and world leaders gathered earlier in March at the UN in New York City to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women; and the… 534 more words

Maternal Health

Maternal health: why Uganda's young population should concern our policy makers

In my previous employment, I dealt with hospitals and clinics. One of our clients was a public hospital and one of the things that fascinated and worried me in equal measure was the ever presence of seemingly underage girls in queues to receive antenatal services at the General Outpatient Department’s Maternity Clinic. 382 more words