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“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

Why We Must Harness the Collective Power of Mothers

Five years ago, after giving birth to my daughter, I decided to commit the rest of my life to ensuring that every woman has access to world-class maternal care.

I suffered from postpartum hemorrhage—excessive bleeding due to obstetric trauma. Postpartum hemorrhage can be a life-threatening complication and is the leading cause of maternal death globally.

In impoverished areas, the rate of maternal mortality and morbidity remains staggeringly high. The good news? Most maternal deaths are entirely preventable, as are disabling childbirth injuries like fistula.

Your action today can change lives. Read the post Harnessing the Collective Power of Mothers, published on Girls’ Globe. Then, brighten a woman’s world by making a year-end gift to Fistula Foundation, an organization that believes that no woman should suffer a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into the world.

Knowledge Is Power: Ending Women’s Suffering from Obstetric Fistula

The Cause of Obstetric Fistula At 25 years old, Rose Taigo was ready for motherhood. She assumed she would give birth at home in her rural village in Tanzania, like most women in her community. However, when her labor began, it soon became clear: Something

How to Protect and Respect the Reproductive Rights of LGBTI+ Individuals

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. A day when the world acknowledges the ongoing discrimination faced by LGBTI+*  people around the world, but also offers solidarity and hope for positive change. As a global fund focused on abortion, we want to outline some of the ways in which

What’s Holding Women Back from Leadership in Medicine?

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first-ever woman in the United States to earn an MD degree. Fast forward to 2021. In many ways, women in medicine have come a long way. There are now more women entering the medical field than ever before. However,

How COVID-19 is Affecting Access to Abortion in Georgia

If you Google “abortion in Georgia” you may see news about the State in the U.S – where there are often threats to provision of abortion care. Here in Georgia the country, there is also certainly a lot of abortion stigma. Thankfully the law protects

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Breast Ironing: A Harmful Practice That Spans Generations

Hope shuddered as she thought of what awaited her. Her developing breasts throbbed with excruciating pain, worsened hours ago when her mama had pounded them with hot stones. She’d cried and pled as mama pounded and auntie held her, but it was useless…

Motherhood in Conflict: Grace's Story by Esther Mulders for Girls' Globe

Motherhood in Conflict: Grace’s Story

Stories of motherhood and the female experience during war are often excluded and unexplored. This neglect shows in the little attention such stories get in the public discourse and in policy agendas. But without these stories, we miss the voices that are so important for

Emma Saloranta Winiecki on The Power of Your Story

Emma Saloranta Winiecki – Motherhood and Loving Imperfections

In this episode of The Power of Your Story Podcast, Emma Saloranta Winiecki shares her journey of balancing motherhood and her professional life. She talks about self-doubt and finding her way back into the workforce. The impossible equation of “having it all” as mothers is something that she thinks about a lot. Emma shares these thoughts and struggles openly through social media. And in this episode, she also talks about what sharing her story means to her.

“It’s funny, most recently the moments when I’ve felt most confident are those moments when I’m making myself most vulnerable in a way. The moments when I’m sharing without a filter.”

Connie's Birth Story: dancing with the divine - The Positive Birth Story Podcast via Girls' Globe

Connie’s Birth Story: voicing your fear and letting it out

The Positive Birth Story Podcast features empowering & positive stories about birth. Swedish midwife Åsa Holstein shares her in-depth knowledge of birth and speaks to brave women who share their personal stories. In Episode #19, we hear from Connie.

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

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