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New High Rates of Cesarean Section and Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM)

March 27, 2009
Why does the reality of everyday, routine care for birthing women diverge so radically from best-evidence practice?

Normal child development: time is the prescription

March 22, 2009
Pediatricians see the problem every day in their offices: so many apparently well babies, so inconsolably fretful; not sleeping well; not feeding well, or feeding too much. So many toddlers whose behavior is out of control: obstinate, hyperactive; real temper tantrum factories. Could it be ADHD? Or bipolar disorder? At such a young age?

"Case Against Breastfeeding" Overlooks Big Dirty Secret

March 17, 2009
Here’s what Hanna Rosin is missing in "The Case Against Breastfeeding" : Moms are being urged to breastfeed but set up to fail.

Paid Maternity Leave: breastfeeding won't work without it

March 1, 2009
There’s no question among health experts that breastfeeding is best for babies. It’s common knowledge that breastfeeding not only provides optimal nourishment for infants, but also protects them against infectious diseases, dehydration due to diarrhea, chronic diseases, obesity, and Sudden Infant...

Paid Maternity Leave: breastfeeding won't work without it

February 26, 2009
There’s no question among health experts that breastfeeding is best for babies.

10:30am EST: Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act!

January 29, 2009
Today I had the enormous privilege of representing you, and all of MomsRising, at the White House to watch President Obama sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. As you know, MomsRising members played a major role in getting this Act passed with their over 150,000 supporting contacts to Congress.
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More Men Taking Care of Elderly Parents

December 2, 2008
In case you missed it, the New York Times ran a feature about men who care for their elderly parents. Nearly 40 percent of men are their family's primary care provider up from 19 percent in 1996, according to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Excuse Me, Senator McCain -- What I Want for my Daughter Isn't About Being Liberal or Conservative

October 20, 2008
As the mother of a daughter, there are things I want for my eight-year-old especially when she becomes a woman -- things that I was lucky to have, but that generations before me didn't. Interestingly, John McCain, as the father of daughters, doesn't seem to want those same things.
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Victim of Our Own Success

July 31, 2008
I regret to inform you that you're a victim of your own success: As a result of mothers across the country expressing their outrage at wage discrimination, we have not one, but two (yes, two!) major pieces of legislation moving in Congress to protect women and people of color from discrimination in the workplace.
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Bush Says New Moms and Their Babies Cost Too Much

June 24, 2008
When it was time to travel to China to bring home our little PunditBaby , I was working at a large government agency in a pretty senior position.
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