Breast Feeding in Public, to Be or not to Be?

Breastfeeding in public is forbidden in some jurisdictions, not addressed by law in others, and a granted legal right in public and the workplace in yet others. Where it is a legal right, some mothers may nevertheless be reluctant to breastfeed, and some people may object to the practice. Many women have reported feeling uncomfortable breastfeeding in public, even doing so discreetly. But it is important to remember that you are feeding your baby. Breastfeeding is considered the healthiest … [Read more...]

Women and HIV/AIDS (Infographic)

HIV/AIDS has claimed 30+ million lives since discovery. Its impact on society can be seen worldwide through the illness itself, discrimination, and even economically. Learn how this disease affects the lives of women around the world. Human immunodeficiency virus infection / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). During the initial infection, a person may experience a brief period … [Read more...]

DES Tragedy ** Mothers, Daughters, Sons, 3rd Generation and Beyond, Transgender

Many women across the world have been involved in keeping the message of the DES Tragedy alive. We provide education to the DES Exposed, provide resources for patients to bring to their doctors and continue to push for research. We welcome everyone from the DES community -- Mothers, Daughters, Sons, 3rd Generation and Beyond, Transgender, and family and friends of DES-exposed -- as well as those interested in learning more.   Description The DES tragedy of in-utero exposure and … [Read more...]

World Breastfeeding Week 1–7 August 2012

  World Breastfeeding Week     1–7 August 2012   World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends … [Read more...]

Pregnancy & Childbirth, ‘Can I Transmit HIV to My Baby?’

Pregnancy & Childbirth Page Highlights: Can I Transmit HIV to My Baby? What Are the HIV Risks of Pregnancy and Childbirth? Should I Get Tested for HIV If I am Pregnant? Should My Baby Be Tested for HIV? Can I Transmit HIV to My Baby? Yes. HIV-positive mothers can transmit HIV to their babies. This is called “mother-to-child transmission.” (It is also called “perinatal" or "vertical transmission.”) An HIV-positive mother can transmit HIV to her baby in three … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Canada was the catalyst in 2010

  PM announces new maternal, newborn and children health initiatives   January 26, 2011 Geneva, Switzerland Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support for new development projects that will save the lives and improve the health of mothers and children in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Mozambique. “Canada was the catalyst in 2010 for the renewed global effort to save the lives of mothers, children and newborns in developing countries,” said Prime Minister Harper. “The support being … [Read more...]

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