Ensuring Safe Births During Unsafe Times When disasters strike – like the earthquake in Haiti, Sri Lanka’s tsunami, or hurricane Katrina – emergency tents are set up and medical aid rushes in. What we at BirthSwell recently learned, though, is that the need for reproductive health care – including basic care for women in the…

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It’s time for the monthly BirthGenius Twitter chat! Date: Tuesday, September 19th, 2011 Time: 1:30 pm edt Details: Read up on the chat and learn how to participate. This month’s topic: Show Us the Evidence!   We’re intrigued. Earlier this month a study was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology that found that only 25% of…

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Looking for the 2013 calendar? It’s over here! This list of 2012 birth and breastfeeding conferences was compiled by the community at the Birth Policy Network. February 4, 2012 – Greater Houston Midwives Alliance Cruise Conference February 17-19, 2o12 – regional MANA conference in Tempe, AZ March 16-18th 2012 —NACPM symposium in the DC area April…

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(Eds note: Back by popular demand! This post was originally run last August, after our Twitter chat on tweeting conferences.  We asked JonaRose Feinberg (@CallMeCass) if she would share her BirthGenius with all of us in anticipation of  Lamaze 2011. We’re lucky she agreed! Here’s her guest post – enjoy.) Using Twitter at a conference adds a…

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#BirthGenius Twitter Chat: Monthly, now on Fridays at 1 pm eastern. Dates to be announced! Want to be notified of the next #BirthGenius chat? Enter your e-mail address in the box and click the “subscribe” button to get free updates. Join birth and breastfeeding professionals and activists to discuss effectively leveraging the web to empower…

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