Global Midwifery

Global Breastfeeding Scorecard 2017

UNICEF has released the latest global breastfeeding scorecard with country profiles.  How did your country do? Go to UNICEF For the United States, it reports several pieces of data that are simply not available or not considered relevant, it’s hard to tell.

Jennifer's Personal Notes

The PhD is complete!

I want to thank you to both the audience of this website and the community of families and midwives who have been supportive of my ongoing educational pursuits.  I am thrilled to share that in June I defended my dissertation and in July

Month by Month

Changes to expect in the sixth month of pregnancy

Baby’s Growth Week 22 Your baby is working on developing two more senses, taste and touch. All her organ systems are in place, but the specialization and maturation of the systems is continuing. If your baby is a girl, her reproductive organs

Nutrition

Is pregnancy weight gain making you crazy?

As your baby grows, and your body changes to support the baby, you will gain weight. Some Women Have Tried… Instead of focusing on how much weight you are gaining, focus on eating well and getting adequate exercise Put all your scales