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After several years of trying to become pregnant, it was quite exciting to have it actually happen.

Anyone have a drink?

I spent the 9 months leading up to the big birth event reading every single printed word related to pregnancy.  I faithfully watched daily back-to-back episodes of A Baby Story.  I logged food, baby kicks and belly size in a pregnancy journal.

Ending Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

By CARRIE HALPERIN and MANDANA MOFIDI
Every minute a child is born with HIV.  But with proper care and training, mother-to-child transmission is completely preventable.
ABC News’ Robin Roberts visited mothers2mothers (m2m) in Cape Town, South Africa, an organization working to stop HIV transmission by training local women to support and educate HIV pregnant mothers on preventing transmission of the disease to their baby.

“In the United States today maybe in a year 100 babies will be diagnosed with HIV.  In Africa, [it is] a thousand a day,” said Dr. Mitch Besser, co-founder of m2m.

From Hollywood to Africa: Changing Lives

by ROBIN SMALLEY/ co-Founder mothers2mothers

OPINION

From Hollywood to Africa: Changing Lives

I’d had a successful career as a television producer/director, an 18-year marriage that friends envied, and two beautiful daughters.  Life was good, if not exciting. My future was neither frightening nor particularly challenging.  Like many women in mid-life, I wondered, was this all there was?

HP And mothers2mothers: Faster and Easier Access to Information

By GABI ZEDLMAYER, Vice President of HP’s Office of Global Social Innovation

OPINION

Today, Good Morning America reported on the important work that mothers2mothers is doing in sub-Saharan Africa, helping moms work together to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. In the 10 years since the organization was founded, it has grown from one site in Cape Town, South Africa to more than 700 sites in nine countries in the region and currently supports more than 300,000 HIV-positive pregnant women each year .  At HP, we are very proud to partner with mothers2mothers (m2m) to support this vital work.

C-Section Isn’t a Dirty Word

When I became pregnant, I quickly learned that pregnancy can be a social minefield. Every parent has different opinions about how to prepare for the birth, what an expectant mother should (and shouldn’t) eat, how the spouse should be involved in the pregnancy, and even HOW babies should be brought into the world. It’s overwhelming if you try to listen to everyone, and discouraging because opinions vary wildly.

No Visitors Allowed.

The Million Moms Challenge asked the question today:

Did you want visitors before, during and after your labor?

No Visitors Allowed.

The answer is no, no, no and NO.

Why, you ask? Why would I not want to be surrounded in a circle of love?

Here’s why.

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