Improving Birth Means Improving Birth Language The Yoga/Tao of Women-Centered Care The power of language is inarguable. The spoken word affects how we see, perceive, and interpret the world around us. Language can also influence our actions and behavior, especially toward people around us. The power of language in health care is not only important, but critical in prenatal health. The … [Read more...] about Improving Birth Means Improving Birth Language
Ignoring Women's Work Hurts Everyone The damaging effects of being ignored by colleagues at work is well-established in these new scientific studies. However, there is something missing from this article. You don't have to be at work to be ignored (professionally). Even in normal, everyday conversations - what women "do" for a living is often perceived as less important. I've had at least … [Read more...] about Ignoring Women’s Work Hurts Everyone
This post is also featured on Modern Mom American Childbirth: A Human Rights Failure? United Nations data shows that between 1990 and 2008, the United States maternal mortality rate nearly doubled, while the overwhelming majority of countries collectively decreased their rates by 34% (Coeytauz et al 2011). We have a right to criticize the shameful state of American maternal care when more … [Read more...] about American Childbirth: A Human Rights Failure?
Ginger is a Caring Economics Coalition (CEC) Member and Certified Conversation Leader. She speaks regularly to raise awareness about the value of caregiving and supports the CEC's sustainable approach toward building a healthy economy which values its most precious resource: its children. Learn more, watch the VIDEO below. Caring Economy - Join the Campaign Coalition The real wealth of our … [Read more...] about The Caring Economy Campaign
Mothers Declaration of Rights Recently I wrote about the shameful state of women's health care in America and how America's broken health care system affects women. NAMC Advocacy Coordinator and mothers' rights advocate, Valerie Young, is a bright light and constant champion for improving the status of women and caregiving in America. Valerie has guest posted for BITL many times, and I echo … [Read more...] about Mothers Declaration of Rights
Just this past week Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her 7 country trip to Africa, has made statements which suggest she will make women's rights one of her signature platforms. I am joyous about this move, as women all over the globe, and right here in America, suffer horrendously and unjustly. Click here for the full story: www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=4105In an excerpt … [Read more...] about Women! Own Your Tough Mind & Tender Heart