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Shackling of incarcerated pregnant women must end

September 14, 2018
A woman is in labor — separated from her loved ones and shackled. She struggles against her restraints as she tries to follow the doctor’s instructions. Weighed down and on a short tether, she cannot position herself properly, let alone find any comfort. The pain of labor is intensified by...
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Why Aren’t We Listening to Mothers?

September 12, 2018
Becoming a mom should be one of the best experiences of our lives. But for too many women who give birth in hospitals, childbirth itself isn’t the joyous event it should be. Instead, it’s fraught with frustration, medical interventions we don’t want or need, and health problems for moms and babies that were avoidable.
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The Current Status of Family Separation and Detention

June 29, 2018
The Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions instituted a “zero tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute 100% of people who have crossed between official border crossings, regardless of whether they are seeking asylum, resulting in the wholesale separation of over 2,000 children...
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MomsRising supporters hold signs to show support for immigrant families' rights.

How You Can Help to End Family Separation Right Now

June 18, 2018
Bookmark and share this! Here's your list of local orgs where you can volunteer; phone numbers and email addresses of decisionmakers, with suggestions for what you can say; links to fact sheets and resources; and much more.
Khadija Gurnah's picture

How I Found Affordable Quality Summer Care

June 13, 2018
Around this time every year, parents across the country struggle with the financial and logistical burdens of summer child care. This summer, I won’t be worrying — I know my sons are going to be active and taken care of. And the best part? I won’t even have to pay for it. Our school district in...
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Birth Equity: Start by Supporting and Respecting Doulas

June 12, 2018
Every year at this time we celebrate mothers and fathers for the important role they play in supporting our families. And yet as a society we don’t do enough to truly help mothers who face unique challenges on the road to birthing and raising children. Between 700 and 1200 mothers die during...
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How Midwifery Can Help Improve Maternal Mortality Rates

April 4, 2018
Check out MomsRising's Anayah Rose , certified nurse-midwife talk to correspondent Jacque Reid of Tom Joyner Radio for this "Inside Her Story" program about how midwifery can help improve maternal mortality rates for Black mothers.
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Un Año Más de Sonrisas Para Los Niños de Durham, NC

January 6, 2018
Uno de mis sueños siempre fue poder recaudar juguetes para entregar a niños cuyos padres están pasando una situación difícil durante las celebraciones de Navidad y de Los Tres Reyes Magos. Es cierto que las cosas materiales no son lo más importante, pero en ciertas circunstancias, si hace una...
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I am Permanently and Totally Disabled because of my pregnancy

January 5, 2018
In 2011, I made a decision to have a second child. I knew it would be risky. My first pregnancy was hard and I had hyperemesis gravidarum so bad that I was on bed rest my entire first trimester. I also have lupus and a weak immune system . Lastly, I was finally starting to make some traction in my...
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