Senator Durbin presents . . .
Wordless Wednesday: Babies and Doulas on Capitol Hill
Making Room in Our Communities
Making room – in our communities, in our lives, in our hearts – does not always come easily. In Wisconsin, making room for babies to thrive meant first creating the space for communities to overcome conflict: There was historical animosity and mistrust that had developed over the years between two Ojibwe tribal bands in Wisconsin
- December 18, 2013
I don’t want to do anything else but continue to support my sisters.
The following is an excerpt from a video interview with Perez Ridley, a community-based doula from Atlanta, Georgia — during HealthConnect One’s National Action Summit, February 2012. My name is Perez Ridley and I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. I am a doula. I support pregnant and parenting teens. By the time I was sixteen, I had two
In honor of Mother’s Day, HealthConnect One invited “Learning Moms” to share quotes, stories, one-liners, and/or photos about advice they received as a mom. It takes a village to raise a child. Yes. It takes a village to raise a mom, too – all kinds of villages: Story of a South Carolina Mom An inspiring story of
As we swiftly approach Mother’s Day, HealthConnect One invites all “Learning Moms” to share quotes, stories, one-liners, and/or photos about advice you’ve received as a mom. We’ll be posting your responses all day tomorrow – here on the blog, and on Facebook and Twitter, too. Share a lot. Share a little. We want it all!
- May 7, 2013
#LearningMoms Blog Carnival
Have you received any truly awesome advice, as a mom? Did your mom receive awesome advice? Bring it on! For Mother’s Day this year, HealthConnect One invites your quotes, your stories, your one-liners, and your photos for our May 8th Blog Carnival, #LearningMoms. Share a lot. Share a little. We want it all! For example:
Reducing the Breastfeeding Disparities Among African American Women: A Commentary from ROSE, Inc.
Re-posted by permission; Original post appeared on Lactation Matters, the official blog of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) – September 25, 2012 Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere, Inc. (ROSE) seeks to enhance, encourage, support, and promote breastfeeding throughout the USA, by working to reduce the breastfeeding disparities among African American women. We also seek to strengthen the
- January 23, 2013
Community Superheroes: Preparing for the Election
The following reflections on National Voter Registration Day come from Terrie Smith (pictured here on the right), a Community-Based Doula from Gaffney, South Carolina, who works with first-time moms through a federally qualified health center at ReGenesis Health Care, BirthMatters. For the last month, our BirthMatters Doula team was able to get people registered to vote.
- December 17, 2012