–> In English <– La Directora Asociada de Programas Wandy Hernández le pidió a su abuela que compartiera su historia como parte de nuestra Serie del Mes de la herencia latina / hispana 2017, “Reclamando nuestras tradiciones sobre la lactancia materna y el parto.” Mi nombre es Diomedes Rivera Santiago Mamita (abuelita) Tengo 84 años.
–> En Español <– Associate Program Director Wandy Hernandez asked her grandmother to share her story as part of our 2017 Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Series, “Reclaiming our Traditions on Breastfeeding and Birth / Reclamando Nuestras Tradiciones Sobre La Lactancia y El Parto.” My name is Diomedes Rivera Santiago Mamita (granny). I am 84 years old.
–> In English <– Mi nombre es Cyndi Garcia Soy madre de tres niños. Nací y crecí en Long Beach, California y me identifico como Mexicana-Americana. Mi compromiso con la lactancia materna comienza después de tener mi primera experiencia de lactancia materna con mi primer hijo. Desde el comienzo de mi embarazo tuve un instinto
My Commitment to Breastfeeding
–> En Español <– My name is Cyndi Garcia. I was born and raised in Long Beach, California and I identify myself as Mexican-American. My commitment to breastfeeding begin after having my very own first breastfeeding experience with my firstborn. From the beginning of my pregnancy, I had a motherly instinct and desire to nourish
Yoselin: Reclaiming Latina Traditions in Breastfeeding and Birth
–> En Español <– My name is Yoselin, and I was born in Chicago to Mexican parents. Before I got pregnant, I never thought about pregnancy at all. I thought that the only option was to have babies in the hospital and breastfeeding was the best thing. The more research I did, I realized that the
- September 28, 2017
Where do I see inequities in birth and breastfeeding?
Working Toward Racial Justice in Birth: Houston, we have a problem!
By Hanifah Rios This guest post was initially part of a series leading up to HealthConnect One’s National Action Summit, “Racial Justice or Just Us? in Birth and Breastfeeding,” intended to encourage open, thoughtful dialogue about finding or not finding, working or not working towards racial justice during the vulnerable time of birth and breastfeeding.
2013: What Did You Like Best?
What did you like best about our blog in 2013? I can tell you! Because WordPress has these awesome tools, and I get to see which posts got the most attention, where y’all clicked, what you shared… and so on. So here’s what you – the collective you, not you personally, although MAYBE you personally,
- January 10, 2014
Support Small Businesses, Support Community
by Kim Wilschek, RN, CCE, CPST – Partner, Safety Squad & Chicago CPR – Board Member, HealthConnect One This is the fourth year for Small Business Saturday, and a big weekend for small business owners in Chicago. Chicago CPR, a division of Safety Squad, is a small business that serves the Chicago-land area. Chicago CPR is built
- November 29, 2013
Birthing Change ~ Communicating Possibility
by Rachel Abramson, RN, MS, IBCLC, Executive Director, HealthConnect One How do you communicate possibility? How do you share that which is not yet experienced? That’s one of the mysteries in the work we do to make change. Can we show individuals and communities that a different way is possible? That they can create a