Five Reasons to Celebrate Midwives

May 5, 2017By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Over 300,000 women die each year due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth, but 83 percent of all maternal deaths, stillbirths, and newborn deaths could be avoided with the care of a midwife. When looking at these numbers it is easy to see the importance of midwives, especially in developing countries where accessing care or going to … Read More

From Born Too Soon to Born On Time—Thoughts on World Prematurity Day

November 17, 2016By Cassie PaulsenHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Additional contributions by Aaron Brose.   It is very likely you know someone who has given birth to, or maybe even was, a preterm baby—a “preemie” as they’re affectionately called. In the United States, preterm birth may come with complications, but hospital and medical teams are well-equipped to provide life-saving care and give parents information … Read More

We Can Act on the Call

June 22, 2016By Christina BradicHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

This week, USAID released the third annual report, Acting on the Call: Ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Nearly 300,000 women die each year from pregnancy and childbirth, but the good news is that we have a plan. In 2014, the first Acting on the Call report laid out a roadmap – save 600,000 women’s lives by 2020 and the … Read More