Happy Birth Day, a new project by Dr. Kajsa Brimdyr

I just finished watching the Happy Birth Day series, a vignette of real birth experiences produced and filmed by Healthy Children Project’s Dr. Kajsa Brimdyr, PhD, CLC and Emmy nominated producer Judy Blatchford with my two- and four- year-old-daughters… I am so excited to give birth again! For me, watching these mothers, their partners and …

Centrul ProMama’s Magia Maternity facilitates skin-to-skin in Romanian hospitals

Romania suffers from one of the highest infant mortality rates in Europe. The simple and inexpensive practice of “skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth is recognised as an evidence-based best practice and an acknowledged contributor to improved short- and long-term health outcomes including decreased infant mortality,” as articulated by the authors of Skin-to-skin contact after birth: …

Midwifery inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

During a home visit recently, a new mom described how calm and simple her birth was as she gazed dreamily at her sweet, new baby nursing. She shared that she’d opted to be induced, and I don’t know if my eyes narrowed, or my energy changed, or if I inadvertently showed some judgment or discomfort …

Recent happenings linking maternal child health and planetary health

Late this autumn, I went for a hike with my family that moved me to tears. As I looked over the rolling foothills cascading in green, its beauty, while simultaneously reflecting on the horrors in this world, provoked a surge of emotion like the swell of ocean waves just over the mountain range we perched …