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LatiNegra's picture

Radical Birthwork as an Act of Resistance

*This piece was first published on The Feminist Wire on April 11, 2013: … Read More»

Phionah Musumba's picture

Sowing Today, to Reap Tomorrow

Recent statistics show that every day in Western Kenya, 380 young girls become pregnant, more often than not, unwanted pregnancies. Half of these pregnancies end up in abortion. … Read More»

JOYCE KAFU's picture

Pregnancy at Puberty is not a Curse

We are quick to criticize them. The world is very fast at throwing harsh words towards them. They have, and are still, being condemned by all communities in the world. … Read More»

Rahmana Karuna's picture

A Birth Center on Every Corner Please

Midwife? You want to be a what? What is that? I ask Conversation when I was 21 graduated college Detroit Moved to Wyoming Working first job Hospital A registered nurse Midwives … Read More»

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Hand-washing, after the baptism of Romano Reginald Libante

From the old church, our breath bright with hunger But between the woven bamboo door and the table, now heavy with bowls of fish-head soup and pork stew, Emilia, the village midwife, harasses us … Read More»

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The World Needs More Midwives

In Pakistan, a laboring mother needs emergency assistance, but the health post is a two-day trek away, through mountainous terrain in sub-zero temperatures. … Read More»

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Maternal Health: Learning from Miracles

I think I've had a model of communication in my head for a long time which I am now beginning to question. … Read More»

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I got to hear about Esther at AMREF Uganda where I'm currently doing an internship. … Read More»

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Truly Capable by Robin Farrin

While cleaning fiddleheads on a warm day in May the cramps began. We jumped in the pickup and headed to the hospital. The doctor sent us back home. Later we returned and we stayed. … Read More»

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