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Finding Work Life Balance After Baby

I think the most common feeling related to pregnancy for most women is worry. When we are intent on becoming pregnant we worry if it will happen. Once we are pregnant we worry about things like will my child be healthy? And in my case, I worried about if I would carry my baby to full term.

We Can Do Better: Provide Vaccines and Save Lives

OPINION

Just this month, data from UNICEF, the World Health Organization, World Bank and UNwere released demonstrating that increased access to lifesaving health interventions, like vaccines, has helped slash the number of global child deaths by more than 35 percent in the last two decades. But despite this considerable progress, nearly 21,000 children still die each day from preventable causes and more needs to be done if we are to achieve Millennium Development Goal 4 – a two-thirds reduction in child deaths by 2015.

Pregnant Pause

Pregnant Pause
by JOEY,
Real Mom Media

Million Moms Challenge Blogger

Pregnant Pause

(WHoa?!?!?!  Who turned on the lights?!?!?!)

Pregnant Pause

The thought of being pregnant means so many things to me.  Since I only have one son, I can only reflect on one experience.  That experience is such a bitter sweet story, to be honest.

When I think about the Million Moms Challenge and what being pregnant meant to me…I honestly can say that I might not be here today because of it.

On the Frontlines: The Need for Health Care Workers

On the Frontlines: The Need for Health Care Workers

Angela Nguku a midwife and coordinator for AMREF takes the Million Moms Challenge.

If nothing changes, one billion people worldwide will live their lives without ever setting eyes on a health care professional. No doctors. No nurses. No midwives. No hospitals. No supplies.

Angela Nguku a midwife and coordinator for AMREF, an Kenya-based organization that promotes health care for all, is trying to solve the problem with an innovative new e-learning program that trains health care workers.

I Really Enjoyed Being Pregnant. But the Waiting….

84853 The Waiting Game
by CRYSTAL,
Simply Being Mommy

Million Moms Challenge Blogger

As the mother of three children, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to be pregnant three times.  Each pregnancy was different but I thoroughly enjoyed being pregnant.   Like, really enjoyed being pregnant.

The ability to conceive, to watch my belly grow along with my baby inside, was such an amazing experience and something I’ll remember forever.  And just in case I might forget, I was one of those women that took belly pics — weekly.

Fear and Joy the Third Time Around

Fear and Joy the Third Time Around
by HEATHER,
The Extraordinary Ordinary

Million Moms Challenge Blogger

My first two pregnancies had resulted in two beautiful boys, arriving right around their due dates without much hullabaloo. I suppose I expected the same uneventful pregnancy experience with my third, but at 31 weeks I started experiencing some loss of fluid and frequent contractions. My husband and I headed to the hospital at the doctor’s request.

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