From Born Too Soon to Born On Time —Thoughts on World Prematurity Day

November 17, 2016By Cassie RollinsHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Additional contributions by Aaron Brose. It is very likely you know someone who has given birth to, or maybe even was, a preterm baby—a “preemie” as they’re affectionately called. In the United States, preterm birth may come with complications, but hospital and medical teams are well-equipped to provide life-saving care and give parents information about … Read More

We Can Act on the Call

June 22, 2016By Christina BradicHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

This week, USAID released the third annual report, Acting on the Call: Ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Nearly 300,000 women die each year from pregnancy and childbirth, but the good news is that we have a plan. In 2014, the first Acting on the Call report laid out a roadmap – save 600,000 women’s lives by 2020 and the … Read More

Motherhood, Loss, and Hope in Zimbabwe

February 24, 2015By Guest AuthorHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Guest blogger Diana Stone shares her story as a mother here in the United States, and how it helped her connect to the mothers she met on a trip she took to Zimbabwe with World Vision. Several months after I gave birth to extremely premature twin boys in 2012, who only lived a short time, my husband and I asked our doctor about having another baby. We were told it was up to us, but recommended waiting six months or perhaps until the twins’ due date had passed. She explained this would allow us time to grieve and me to heal physically…