Maternal Health

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Woman protesting the war in Ukraine

In the War in Ukraine Women and Children Pay the Heaviest Price

A few weeks ago, a harrowing image of a pregnant woman injured in the Russian bombing of a Ukrainian maternity and children’s hospital was doing rounds in the news and social media. Widely-circulated pictures showed the woman stroking her bloodied lower abdomen as rescuers carried her through

Postpartum Psychosis: the 'Silent' Postpartum Disorder

Postpartum Psychosis: the ‘Silent’ Postpartum Disorder

In August 2018, singer and songwriter Adele brought attention to postpartum psychosis when she shared a photo with her friend, Laura Dockrill, who was diagnosed with the condition. Adele wrote:

“This is my best friend … She has written the most intimate, witty, heartbreaking and articulate piece about her experience of becoming a new mum and being diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. Mamas talk about how you’re feeling because in some cases it could save yours or someone else’s life.”

The Venezuelan Babies Being Born Stateless in Colombia

In 2016 alone, Venezuela’s infant mortality rose by 30% and maternal mortality by 65%. Back then, the situation in Venezuela wasn’t as dire as it is now. Because of the current economic crisis, women in Venezuela don’t have access to the healthcare or supplies they

Teenage Girls in Argentina Deserve Better

As multilateral organizations continue to research sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America, I’ve been learning many sad truths about my country. This year, we learned that Argentina’s teenage pregnancy rates are the highest in the Southern Cone (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay). It’s estimated

Obstetric Fistula in Zimbabwe

Nyaradzai’s story could be the story of many women living with fistula in Zimbabwe and other developing countries. Fistula is a silent disease, and as a result many women are suffering in silence.

Health Heroes on the Front Lines

At CARE, we want to say thank you to all health heroes, wherever you are. We appreciate you, and your commitment to helping others.

Barriers to Education Equality in Latin America

An estimated 15% of all pregnancies per year in Latin America occur in girls younger than 20 years old, and 2 million children in the region are born to mothers between the ages of 15 and 19.

Midwives of the World: Part 3

Watch the third and final part of Midwives of the World – a documentary series by bloggers Tilde and Anna.

How Venezuela’s Crisis Has Affected Women’s Lives

This past July, The New York Times’ front page featured an image of Venezuela’s street protests, showcasing the deep political, economic, and human rights crisis in the country. The violence that has ensued is a serious problem, but other, less visible effects are also problematic – and some affect

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