These New Maternity Beds Will Change Hospitals For Mothers Forever

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After giving birth, it’s natural for a mother to want to be close to her newborn, but this task isn’t always as simple as it seems. Since hospital cribs tend to be positioned several feet away from a patient’s bed, pain and exhaustion often prevent a mom from getting up to retrieve her child. This can make breastfeeding difficult and it can also take its toll on nurses who have to constantly transport babies back and forth between their cribs and mothers’ beds. Continue reading »

Rainbow Babies: Photo Gives Hope To Expecting Mothers Who’ve Had Miscarriages And Stillbirths

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This beautiful photo of a rainbow spectrum of pregnant mothers, taken by photographers Natalia Karpovovy and Elena Gannenko, has gone viral as a symbol of hope for mothers who have given birth to or are expecting “rainbow babies.” Continue reading »

Women’s Day – Mothers and Daughters

Women's Day – Mothers and Daughters

“On March 8th activists celebrate International Women’s Day, which dates back to the early 20th century and has been observed by the United Nations since 1975. In the run-up to the event, Reuters photographers in countries around the globe took a series of portraits of women and their daughters. They asked each mother what her profession was, at what age she had finished education, and what she wanted her daughter to become when she grew up. They also asked each daughter at what age she would finish education and what she wanted to do in the future. The series of images offers an insight into the lives of women and girls around the world”. – Reuters Continue reading »

Artist Highlights Mothers of Victims of Violence in Venezuela

Artist Highlights Mothers of Victims of Violence in Venezuela

Volunteers put up large portraits of women whose children were victims of violence in Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 19. Close to 52 five-metre high portraits were pasted on walls of poor and commercial areas of the city as part of a project called “Esperanza” (hope) by French artist JR. The project is in line with JR’s world project “Inside Out”, which aims to highlight stories about ordinary people through large portraits displayed on outdoor facades. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters) Continue reading »