Why Work is Work No Matter What A Mother's Return-to-Work Story Today's post is one I originally wrote for the National Association of Mothers Centers new branding, "MOM-MENTUM." Visit www.mom-mentum.org. I was enormously flattered to be asked to pen this post for Mom-Mentum, hopeful that I could help and encourage other moms through sharing my story. And then, came an internal tug. After … [Read more...] about Why Work is Work No Matter What
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
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?
This week's post is by Carl Kerridge, who goes straight to the heart of one of the big issues surrounding the American collective maternity care and that of his lovely wife, the super intelligent Jessica Durivage of Where is My Guru?. Get to know them both, they are an amazing team! Before you start reading, you may be interested in learning about the Maternity Care Crisis going on in the US … [Read more...] about Telling Our Story: The Dark Underbelly of American Maternity Care
This week's blog post is an excerpt from my interview with the Mothers' Centers Voices Spotlight Series. Read the full interview here. A big thanks goes to the National Association of Mothers Centers for all their hard work in raising awareness about mothers rights in America. We inadvertently become researchers of life and motherhood when we study our own as well as other mothers’ … [Read more...] about Researching Motherhood: NAMC Interview with Ginger Garner
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