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34 pregnancy article submissions by the Mothering community.

The Lifesaving Midwives of Tham Hin

Thank you to the International Rescue Committee for providing this guest post. Photos and text by Peter Biro/The IRC. Please find more information, and opportunities to help, here. Nestled deep in the hills of Western Thailand, the Tham Hin refugee camp is a patchwork of bamboo huts housing nearly 8,000 people. Most of the camp’s residents are refugees from Myanmar who have fled war and upheaval in their homeland and have lived in the camp for years, or in some cases, decades. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is the camp’s sole provider of health... read more

Dancing with the Midwives: A Memoir of Art and Grief from Ann Faison

We’d like to share with you a  new book, “Dancing with the Midwives: A Memoir of Art and Grief,” from Ann Faison. Read more about the book here. About the Book: “Dancing with the Midwives: A Memoir of Art and Grief,” takes you through an intimate experience of grief that leaves you with a sense of the profound changes inherent in that process.  It is a personal story that carries a universal message:  That grief is difficult and challenging,  but ultimately good. The book is both art piece and memoir, in which Faison embraces the grieving... read more

Join the March for Midwives on May 5th!

On May 5th, in celebration of the International Day of the Midwife and just days before Mother’s Day, thousands of people from around the world will come together for the Global March for Midwives. No matter where you are, you can help bring attention to the needless death of mothers and their babies, and the heroes working to save their lives. You’ll be part of the International Confederation of Midwives’ call to action, joining a coaltion of supporters working to improve maternal and newborn health. Join us, and commit to walking 5 kilometers on May... read more

ICTC Trains Black Doulas Nationwide

The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) continues their unique Full Circle Doula Training Program nationwide.  This program is grounded in the legacy of the African America midwife and public health, and its’ commitment to empower women of color in an increased effort to reduce maternal and infant mortality and increase positive birth outcomes in the black community. Since 2007 ICTC has trained over 300 doulas, 85% being women of color. They have continued their trainings since; strengthening the number of black doulas and doulas of... read more

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