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...]

Heart & Stroke Lottery – Early Bird Deadline Only 1 Week Left!‏

One in three Canadians die of either heart disease or stroke. Now Canadians' health and demographics are changing so that no one -- young or old -- will beleft unaffected by heart disease and stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is a … [Read more...]

care2 – No Mom Should Have to Risk Her Life to Give Life‏

I can't say it better than Bacilia Vivanco, a midwife in Peru: "For us, in all Peru, and all over the world, the mother is the pillar of the home; she is the trunk of the family tree." Put simply: Mothers matter. A lot. Support better maternal health care for moms everywhere » In Peru, a mother has a 1 in 370 chance of dying in childbirth. She is 15 times more likely to die than if she lived in Canada. That's because we know how to prevent most maternal deaths, but many moms never get … [Read more...]

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