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Birth, Womanhood, Value

I was reading one of the original publications on the three delays to care in childbirth emergencies this morning, and was struck with an unpleasant thought. First, let me acquaint any readers who have not heard of them with the three delays. It is a framework for thinking about and dealing with the problems that […]

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My Midwifery Heart

I am back from Nairobi, which was an amazingly eye-opening experience.  Check out the Birth in Central Africa blog for highlights and photos from the trip. I took my last final exam of the semester and will be using the next week to get the business back in order before I dive into more school […]

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of Women’s Health and Women’s Rights

I’m reviewing the semester’s lectures today.  I need to take my final exam a week early to head for Kenya so I need to start getting ready. Honestly, I’d start getting ready anyway–it is just who I am. One of the lectures was on the topics of medical abortion and sterilization. Midwives need to be […]

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Time to Diversify?

I wanted to share a thought that has been brewing in my head.  But to begin with, let me share the story of a young woman whose name I don’t remember. At the invitation of a teacher in the pregnant teen program, I visited this young woman at her school.  As her teacher introduced her, she told […]

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Mother on Mother Violence

I had a very interesting conversation with a fellow student this past weekend about the causes of problems in maternal health around the world.  As we discussed this, I shared my concern that there was a general lack of respect for women in many parts of our world.  She stopped me there and challenged my […]

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