Data from the United Nations 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 money is spent on childbirth than any of other area of … [Read more...] about American Childbirth: A Human Rights Failure?
There is one thing all expectant mothers have in common: Each and every one wants the healthiest start for her unborn baby. If you are pregnant, you can speak up for your child now, before he or she is born. You will not think twice of defending your child against bullies on the playground or in school later - so start now by defending them against bullies before he or she … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Health Care Provider
The following is a sponsored post by Merck for Mothers A woman will never forget the moment she became a mother. Birth is one of the most transforming and important experiences in any woman's life, and I believe if our society valued birth more, then America would not have such a high maternal mortality rate. Maternal mortality is one of the oldest and most preventable … [Read more...] about Sharing My Birth Story
Recently I wrote about the shameful state of women’s health care in America and how America’s broken health care system affects women. National Association of Mothers' Centers Advocacy Coordinator and mothers’ rights advocate, Valerie Young, is a bright light and constant champion for improving the status of women and care giving in America. Valerie has guest posted for … [Read more...] about Mothers’ Declaration of Rights
Lady Gaga’s tour operators, Live Nation, announced February 14, 2013 that she would be cancelling the remainder of her tour due to a hip injury. As a physical therapist for women’s health, this headline immediately got my attention. And because hip labral injury diagnosis is on the increase, you should be interested too. Farther down in the CNN article, the tour company … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga’s Hip Labral Tear: Are You at Risk for One?