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Group Plans to Open First-of-Its-Kind All-Options Pregnancy Center

Group Plans to Open First-of-Its-Kind All-Options Pregnancy Center | Herstory | Scoop.it
The All Options Pregnancy Resource Center, which will be located in Bloomington, Indiana, is seen by its supporters as an antidote to the strategy employed at anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers of limiting accurate information about and access to abortion care.
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A Dangerous Ruling in the Bode Miller-Sara McKenna Child Custody Battle Takes Fathers' Rights Way Too Far\

A Dangerous Ruling in the Bode Miller-Sara McKenna Child Custody Battle Takes Fathers' Rights Way Too Far\ | Herstory | Scoop.it

I understand that fathers have rights, and I’m all for that. But this ruling took those rights way too far, to the point of dangerousness. It treated a fetus as a child, for purposes of a custody battle. And in doing so, it threatened to limit the rights of a pregnant woman to move and travel.


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Survey Finds Proof of Orgasms During ... Childbirth

Survey Finds Proof of Orgasms During ... Childbirth | Herstory | Scoop.it
Good news for those of you dreading childbirth: It doesn't have to be all pain and agony. There have long been stories of so-called "orgasmic births," and now a new study by a psychologist... Health News Summaries.

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Bearing Sons Can Alter Your Mind

Bearing Sons Can Alter Your Mind | Herstory | Scoop.it

"Giving a whole new meaning to "pregnancy brain," a new study shows that male DNA—likely left over from pregnancy with a male fetus—can persist in a woman's brain throughout her life. Although the biological impact of this foreign DNA is unclear, the study also found that women with more male DNA in their brains were less likely to have suffered from Alzheimer's disease—hinting that the male DNA could help protect the mothers from the disease, the researchers say."

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Midwives Say Limiting Their Freedom to Practice Hurts Mothers, Children, Low-Income Families

Midwives Say Limiting Their Freedom to Practice Hurts Mothers, Children, Low-Income Families | Herstory | Scoop.it
At the turn of the 20th century, more than 95 percent of newborns entered the world at home, with the aid of midwives.

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I found it very interesting that during the 20th century 95% of babies were born in the home using a midwife. However, today in age it's less than 1%. They say that midwifery fell down so much is because its not classified as an actual profession. Approximately 85% of women start labour with no complications therefor, the need for all the medicines and equipment is unnecessary. Ad even though midwifery isn't a profession, they are classified as Certified Nurse Midwives or Certified professional midwives.
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Kathryn Hall-Trujillo | Founder Birthing Project USA

Kathryn Hall-Trujillo | Founder Birthing Project USA | Herstory | Scoop.it

Kathryn Hall-Trujillo worked for the state of California from 1976 to 1991 as a public health administrator, and during that time, noticed that families often struggled to pay for the care of infants born with serious health problems. When she realized that pregnancy care for expectant mothers would cost less than 0.01 percent of the funds used to stabilize a sick infant, she created Birthing Project USA -- a nonprofit organization that improves birth outcomes by recruiting and training community volunteers to provide guidance, education and social support to pregnant and parenting teens and women.


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No Mother's Day: Every 90 Seconds a Woman Dies Becoming a Mother

No Mother's Day: Every 90 Seconds a Woman Dies Becoming a Mother | Herstory | Scoop.it

by SORAYA CHEMALY, The Huffington Post

 

Every 90 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from a pregnancy-related complication. This isn't just a "third world" problem. The United States currently ranks 50th in the world for maternal health. It is safer to give birth in Bosnia or Kuwait than in California. But what we do here ultimately affects women everywhere. This is a matter of inequality and political will. [MORE]

 

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Usa: Workplace pregnancy discrimination cases on the rise

Usa: Workplace pregnancy discrimination cases on the rise | Herstory | Scoop.it

Hundreds of women, many in low-paying jobs, see their paychecks disappear right after they tell their bosses of their pregnancies. Their stories recently were highlighted at an EEOC hearing on pregnancy discrimination. Nationwide in fiscal 2011, women filed 5,797 complaints with the EEOC alleging pregnancy discrimination at work or in hiring, a 23 percent increase from fiscal 2005.


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Crisis Pregnancy Centers Creating "Artificial Orphans"

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Creating "Artificial Orphans" | Herstory | Scoop.it
"Far more than other adoption agencies, conservative Christian agencies demonstrate a pattern and history of coercing women to relinquish their children."...
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Childbirth takes longer now than 50 years ago

Childbirth takes longer now than 50 years ago | Herstory | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many tasks can be tackled more quickly now than 50 years ago, but delivering a baby is not one of them, a new U.S. government study finds.

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At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes "Women As Livestock" Bill

At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes "Women As Livestock" Bill | Herstory | Scoop.it

Barbarism. Who would want to put a woman through that?

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Colorado delays decision on fetal homicide crime amid concerns the bill goes too far

Colorado delays decision on fetal homicide crime amid concerns the bill goes too far | Herstory | Scoop.it

by KRISTEN WYATT,  

Associated Press

via The Republic

 

A new crime of "fetal homicide" is on hold in Colorado amid concerns the proposal was vague and could affect abortion rights.

 

The Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee tabled the bill Monday, just before it appeared the committee would reject the measure. The bill was approved last month by the Republican House.

 

Similar bills have been defeated in years past because current Colorado criminal law already enhances penalties for violent crimes when the victims are pregnant.

 

Some abortion supporters said current law is adequate, and that a "fetal homicide" law would give unborn fetuses the status of being a person. [MORE]


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Class Privilege and Parental Leave » Sociological Images

Class Privilege and Parental Leave » Sociological Images | Herstory | Scoop.it

The United States is unusual among developed countries in guaranteeing exactly zero weeks of paid time-off from work upon the birth or adoption of a child. Japan offers 14 weeks of paid job-protected leave, the U.K. offers 18, Denmark 28, Norway 52, and Sweden offers 68 (yes, that’s over a year of paid time-off to take care of a new child).

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For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage | Herstory | Scoop.it
Motherhood without marriage among younger women across the country is both a symbol of the transforming family and a hint of coming generational change.
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♥ A little bit of everything ♥: A Little Lady Is On Her Way

♥ A little bit of everything ♥: A Little Lady Is On Her Way | Herstory | Scoop.it

Baby shower cake -- note the note: Bye Bye Tummy, Hello Mummy!

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A Slip of a Girl: Too Sexy For Your Nursing Bra? Really?! (A Rantie)

A Slip of a Girl: Too Sexy For Your Nursing Bra? Really?! (A Rantie) | Herstory | Scoop.it

Strong reactions to discussing the functionality and fun of maternity bras. And by "strong reaction" I mean people jumped to all sorts of conclusions about bras and women -- pregnant &/or nursing women, that is.

 

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The (Not-So-Secret) War on Moms : How the Supreme Court Took Protections Away from Pregnant Workers

The (Not-So-Secret) War on Moms : How the Supreme Court Took Protections Away from Pregnant Workers | Herstory | Scoop.it

Posted by ARIELA MIGDAL,

Women's Rights Project, ACLU

 

This week, the Supreme Court ruled, by the all-too-familiar 5-4 margin, that a provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) giving workers time off to care for their own serious health conditions — including pregnancy and childbirth — can't be enforced by state employees in damages lawsuits against their public employers. The decision in Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland effectively stripped many public employees — the majority of whom are women — of the right to job protection when they need to take time off while pregnant. [MORE]


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French Medicine: The Real Language Of Love. And Health. « Sex~Kitten.net

French Medicine: The Real Language Of Love. And Health. « Sex~Kitten.net | Herstory | Scoop.it

What post-natal women in France get that we in the USA do not.

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