Maternal Health

It Takes a Village to Save a Mom’s Life

You’ve heard that it takes a village to raise a child, right? Mother’s Day is all about the mom, and I’ll take that margarita you’re pouring me, thank you. But on this day, I choose to give thanks for all … Continue Reading

Maternal Health

Moms Still Die From Eclampsia, But They Don’t Have To

Spoiler alert: Remember when Lady Sybil died on Downton Abbey? That was eclampsia, the second-leading cause of all maternal deaths. We’ve made a lot of progress since the 1920s, but 63,000 women still die from eclampsia every year. The good … Continue Reading

Maternal Health

This Cheap Drug Can Save Women’s Lives. So Why Won’t Countries Purchase It?

More than half of all women around the world give birth at home. That means that out of approximately 135 million births in 2011, 68 million occurred at home, likely without a skilled birth attendant. The World Health Organization (WHO) … Continue Reading

Maternal Health

How a Refrigerator Can Help Save Women’s Lives Oxytocin Can Prevent Hemorrhage, But Only If It’s Kept Cold

Imagine a scenario where a woman prepares for her upcoming birth with her family. She organizes the necessary transportation to travel a long distance, and saves enough money to pay for the delivery. She’s done everything possible to ensure her … Continue Reading

Maternal Health

It Takes Less Than $1 to Save Her Life

#MomsMatter is a mini blog series running through Mother’s Day. We’ll be talking about the critical need for maternal health supplies. Stay tuned next week for the next post in the series! Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications … Continue Reading

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