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December 10th is Human Rights Day 2013. See what that means for women across the world -- and right in your neighborhood.
Did you have an emergency c-section? Did your birth plan go completely off the rails? Did you believe your or your baby’s life was in danger during childbirth? If so, you may have experienced what is known as childbirth trauma, and if you’ve been struggling since that time you’re not alone. According to PATTCh, an organization MORE »
Today kicks off National Suicide Awareness Week. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in 2010 nearly 40,000 suicides were reported, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. I know so many mothers who have contemplated suicide when in the throes of postpartum depression, and some, it breaks my heart to MORE »
Recently, I shared here on Babble the myriad of problems that mothers face when it comes to being screened for postpartum depression. It’s not just screening that is inconsistent; it’s pretty much everything related to PPD. If you go into a doctor’s or other healthcare provider’s office to talk about maternal mental health, you may MORE »
Despite the growing problem with obesity, many still stuff from the opposite problem: not enough food.
My awesome aunt Kit died of cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in her thirties and had a mastectomy, and then lived for a decade in remission. Then that vile jerk cancer came back, and at the age of 49 she passed away. I’m still pissed off about it. Next Wednesday, May 22nd, is MORE »
Did you have gestational diabetes? If you’re among the estimated 2 to 10% of all pregnant women who do get it, it’s important to know that you now have a higher risk than average of getting type 2 diabetes in your lifetime. According to the National Diabetes Education Program, “Women with a history of gestational MORE »
She's not just Channing's wife, she is also all about helping other new mothers who may not be as fortunate.