"With a world in constant political change and with the largest number of displaced people in history, ensuring that every mother and every child has access to a midwife during pregnancy and birth, is a difficult promise to keep. The world needs more midwives."

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Listen to Girls' Globe The Mom Pod to find out why #MidwivesMatter to women all over the world.
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White Ribbon Alliance Malawi Citizen Journalist and midwife Mtondera Munthali proves every day just how much #MidwivesMatter.
White Ribbon Alliance Malawi Citizen Journalist and midwife Mtondera Munthali proves every

A Malawian frontline midwife speaks | Frontline Health Workers Coalition

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If you're attending the International Confederation of Midwives' Congress in Toronto, be sure to attend MIDWIVES ROCK tomorrow night at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre!

There will be singing, dancing, refreshments and photo booths to celebrate #MidwivesVoices from all over the world.

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The International Confederation of Midwives' Triennial Congress is happening now in Toronto, with over 4000 midwives from all over the world coming together to demand the world recognize that #MidwivesMatter.

Follow #ICMLive to read all the latest news - and to learn how you can amplify #MidwivesVoices to improve maternal health in your community.
The International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress is happening now in Toronto

Midwives from 113 countries kick off convention with march through Toronto | Toronto Star

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As we celebrate Father’s Day this year, we are encouraging men to take more active roles as fathers during pregnancy and childbirth.

The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Uganda's Elman Nsinda explains:
As we celebrate Fathers Day this year we are encouraging men to

This Father’s Day, I celebrate the role of men in safeguarding maternal health

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Following #ICMLive for the latest midwifery news coming out of Toronto? Watch the broadcast of the ICM2017 news conference featuring some of the biggest names in global maternal health.
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Roughly 800 women and more than 8,000 newborns die every day, due to largely preventable complications during and after pregnancy and childbirth. If a well-trained midwife had been there, according to The Lancet in 2014, 83% of those lives could have been saved.

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Roughly 800 women and more than 8000 newborns die every day due

'Midwifery is a calling, not just a profession': childbirth stories around the world

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WRA West Bengal knows that the next necessary step in saving the lives of mothers and babies is by ensuring that everyone receives the quality, equity and dignity in maternity care that they deserve.
WRA West Bengal knows that the next necessary step in saving the
"Malpractice insurance doesn’t cover the criminal action the State of Texas might take against you for saving a woman’s life with a D&E so it is almost certain that doctors will wait too long. This is how Savita Halappanavar died in Ireland."
Malpractice insurance doesnt cover the criminal action the State of Texas might

Texas' Abortion Law Banning Dilation and Evacuation Will Kill and Maim Women

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This week marks the 1 year anniversary of the murder of our good friend and former WRA colleague Jo Cox. Please take the time to celebrate Jo's life and More In Common message by joining or creating your own Great Get Together event this weekend.
This week marks the 1 year anniversary of the murder of our

The Great Get Together

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ICM and Partners invite you to celebrate recent successes for midwives around the world at "Midwives Rock" during the ICM Congress in Toronto, Canada.

The past few years have seen the publication of groundbreaking reports - like The Lancet's Midwifery Series, UNFPA's The State of the World’s Midwifery, and WHO's "Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities" - and we want to share how the increased...
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Women face two to eight years in prison for miscarrying, but some face charges of aggravated murder, which has a 40-year minimum sentence.
Women face two to eight years in prison for miscarrying but some

The perils of pregnancy in a country where abortion is a crime - in pictures

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#Midwives raise your voices: [ Bit.ly Link ] #ICMLive Share your story and help advocate for #maternalhealth in your community!
Midwives raise your voices ICMLive Share your story and help advocate for

MIDWIVES - MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

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Women who gained more than the recommended weight were a higher risk of having large babies and requiring a caesarean birth. Women who went into a pregnancy underweight and who didn’t put on recommended weight had an 8% risk of having an underweight baby, and an 8% risk of a premature birth.
Women who gained more than the recommended weight were a higher risk

Global study finds 75% of pregnant women don't have healthy weight gain

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White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in Tanzania's campaign to end maternal deaths through citizen engagement led to the government approving a 2017/18 budget increase for maternal and newborn health of 52.7% over 2016/17, with plans to upgrade 150 health centers to provide CEmONC.
White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in Tanzanias campaign to end maternal
The White Ribbon Alliance offers its condolences to Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin's family and the entire UNFPA team. Thank you, Babatunde, for your years of leadership for young people and reproductive health.
The White Ribbon Alliance offers its condolences to Dr Babatunde Osotimehins family

UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director | UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

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More than one million women experience pregnancy or infant loss every year in the US, yet many stay silent about their experiences. What if we were brave enough to break the silence? Empowered to declare, “My baby existed and mattered?”
More than one million women experience pregnancy or infant loss every year

A Physician Mother's Story Of Love And Loss

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“Midwifery is all about passion. Just the thought of it makes me be alive. The origin of life is the most amazing moment.” says Samara Ferrara Belart, midwife from Mexico.

In light of the upcoming ICM Congress, just 17 days away, the International Confederation of Midwives and partners want to hear from you. What do midwives need in your country? Fill out
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#MidwivesVoices: Midwifery as a Profession

Young Midwifery Leaders speak with one voice about what makes midwifery so special as a profession. Learn more about the #MidwivesVoices movement by reading ...

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New research suggests that including mindfulness skills in childbirth education can help first-time mothers cope with fears about the pain of labor.
New research suggests that including mindfulness skills in childbirth education can help

The Benefits of a Mindful Pregnancy

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