“Fun Mementos to Record During Pregnancy”

You know all about the basic milestones to record during pregnancy – when you found out you were pregnant, the first time you heard the baby’s heartbeat, when you first started feeling the baby kick – but there are a whole lot of fun things you encounter on a day to day basis that make each pregnancy unique. These things are things that can take you back to a particular moment during pregnancy years down the road, and are fun to document in your baby’s online journal. As you go through your … [Read more...]

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, OCT 15

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death, which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. It is observed annually in the United States and Canada and, in recent years, in the United Kingdom and in the Australian States of Western Australia and New South Wales, in Italy on behalf of a charity named Piccoli Angeli on October 15. Contrary to the popular belief that Pregnancy and Infant Loss … [Read more...]

Celebrating International Day of the Midwife 2013 – May 5

International Day of the Midwife 2013 The growing success of the International Day of the Midwife continues in 2013 with the new, interactive website and social media pages as powerful platforms to campaign globally to highlight the important role midwives play in the health of mothers and children. What will be happening on IDM 2013? We are posting blogs on our website about midwives and their role in family planning and we will also have guest blogs from partner organizations. We are … [Read more...]

Syrian Women Cope, ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP

ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Mafreq, Jordan — Syrian women residing in the are trying to cope with life in the fenced area that hosts some 40,000 refugees, by engaging in several activities organized by UNFPA. For Fathieh, participating in these activities helps kill time. “Currently, I train women on weaving and embroidery skills, and I learn other handicrafts,” said the mother of ten. Fathieh noted that she attended workshops about family planning organized by the UNFPA and the Noor Al … [Read more...]

BREAST CANCER, How Many Women are getting this disease?

How many women get breast cancer? The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2012: About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer). About 39,510 deaths from breast cancer (women) Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the … [Read more...]

DPRK: Right Food Gives Confidence To Pregnant Women

DPRK: Right Food Gives Confidence To Pregnant Women SOUTH PYONGYANG - Twenty-nine-year old Kim Yong Sim from the urban up area of Anju City is expecting her baby in two months. With her husband working at a power plant, her family, including her in-laws, are mostly reliant on the food rations provided by the state though the Public Distribution Centres (PDC). Last month, each member of Kim Yong Sim's family received 10.05kg of cereals, however, this month the ration size has been … [Read more...]

Marcia Selva – WOMAN of ACTION

A Celebration of Women is elated to Celebrate the Life of this world reknown philanthropist. This woman has devoted her life to helping others with her focus on HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE—INCLUDING HEALTHCARE,EDUCATION AND INCOME GENERATION ACTIVITIES—TO THE PEOPLE OF VIETNAM, BURMA AND OTHER SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRIES. Join us as we share the story of all the works done, the plans in action and the woman behind it all.   WOMAN of ACTION Marcia … [Read more...]

The Philippines – Teaming up to provide Maternal Care post floods

  NORTHERN MINDANAO, Philippines -- In the midst of the severe flooding brought on by tropical storm Washi, Analiza Tumanda was resigned to the idea of giving birth on the rooftop of a neighbour’s house. But as raging floodwaters started sweeping away houses along the banks of Cagayan River, Analiza, her husband and their three children (ages 8, 6 and 3) were forced to flee, moving from one rooftop to anotheralong with neighbours. Although she was in her ninth month of pregnancy, she … [Read more...]

Abortion …Act of right, race consciousness or spiritual dis-ease?

  A Celebration of Women has no opinion to make on this 'Issue' other than to suggest stopping the Debate and seek a Solution:  "Judging or challenging an 'effect' in life is like pissing in the wind if one nevers seeks the truth to the 'cause'. One would still think that if we, as a society, researched more into the cause; that being 'pregnancy', and less into 'effect'; that being 'abortion', there might be some HOPE for CHANGE."   While abortion can be an election issue, access is … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Should Be About Life — Not Death‏

In Canada, when a woman finds out she's pregnant, death is the last thing on her mind. She knows that doctors and hospitals with resources to help with any kind of complication are just a phone call away. But for more than 500,000 women every year, pregnancy becomes a death sentence. For most of these women, there is absolutely no medical reason they should die. This is the 21st century. We have the technologies to handle emergencies during pregnancy and childbirth. The fact that so many women … [Read more...]

Lancet Series: 2.6 million babies stillborn

2.6 million babies stillborn in 2009 New global and country estimates published in Lancet Series 14 April 2011 | Geneva -Some 2.6 million stillbirths occurred worldwide in 2009, according to the first comprehensive set of estimates published today in a special series of The Lancet medical journal. LANCET: http://www.thelancetglobalhealthnetwork.com /   Every day more than 7200 babies are stillborn − a death just when parents expect to welcome a new life − and 98% of them occur in … [Read more...]

PEPFAR – Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission

  PEPFAR Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Creating Better Health for Women, Children, and Families   March 08, 2011     This week, we celebrate International Women's Day. According to the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among women between the ages of 15-44, and nearly 60 percent of the people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are women. Throughout the week, PEPFAR will be highlighting its work in addressing gender and the needs of women … [Read more...]

Care2 Petition – STOP ridiculous 'anti-woman bill' H.B. 1.

  Georgia: Don't Make Miscarriage a Capital Crime   post to facebook get the widget  SIGN PETITION HERE. tweet this email your friends overview letter Target: Georgia Legislators Sponsored by: Care2.com So far, 2011 has been riddled with bills and initiatives to restrict women's rights when it comes to her health. But a proposed bill in Georgia is the nuttiest of all. A state representative has introduced legislation that would make miscarriage a crime punishable by … [Read more...]

Women's Rights to Contraceptive Information and Services

  The Rights to Contraceptive Information and Services   for Women and Adolescents   Briefing Paper   Author: UNFPA and the Center for Reproductive Rights No. of pages: 37 Publication date: 2011 Publisher: UNFPA and the Center for Reproductive Rights Download PDF English This briefing paper examines the right to access contraceptive information and services for women and adolescents. It provides practical guidance for activists, scholars, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, … [Read more...]

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