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Strike causes bleeding pregnant woman to die at the gates of Haiti's Hospital

Would you believe this? A pregnant woman in an emergency situation in Haiti Capital was unable to receive the necessary help and as a result, both the pregnant woman and her unborn child end up dead. To make matter worst, they both died not because they did not seek out help, but she came in at the worong time, during a weeks-old strike by resident doctors, nurses and other staff.

Do you see anything wrong with this picture?

That happened on wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the gate of Haiti State University Hospital in Port-au-Prince. A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti's largest hospitasl just like an animal.

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Food distribution in Savanette may have caused rise in Pregnancy

Non-government agency, USAID, has been sponsoring the Multi-Year Assistance Program (MYAP) to hand out food to women, who are pregnant, and mothers of young children under two years of age. But it has run up against harsh criticism from agencies like Haiti Grassroots Watch (HGW). The program is administered by World Vision (WV), and it is being charged with the noteworthy rise in pregnancies in girls as young as 12 years.

The town being focused on, in particular, is Savanette, where townspeople, agricultural specialists, and the recipients themselves think MYAP has caused the rise in pregnancies. The increased pregnancy rate is linked to high rates of food insufficiency among the population. FEWSNET states Savanette qualifies as a chronically-stressed community, where malnourishment rises almost to the level of a famine state. It is no surprise young girls are conceiving children--one after the other--to get staple items to stave off hunger. The repercussions of higher birth rates are families can't provide necessities like healthcare and an education for their children.

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National Institute of Higher Education of Midwives (INSFSF) Inauguration

The Martelly/Lamothe Administration, with the particular interest of Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly, has unveiled the formation of a new training program for midwives at the National Institute of Higher Education of Midwives (INSFSF) on Monday, October 7, 2013. The First Lady, who didn't make light of the important role the women of this very old profession play in Haitian society, ushered in the facility and program by recalling the discipline's importance.

With its target being the implementation of a development plan plus human resource management in the fields of maternal and newborn care, and also family planning, the program established necessary changes to the way in which midwives are trained in the country.

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Food distribution program in Savanette suspected for increase in pregnancy

What a parallel!

You give me more food and I will produce more babies

It has been reported that a food distribution program in the town of Savanette is suspected to be the principal reason for an increase in pregnancy among girls and women in the area.

A USAID-funded World Vision food assistance program that started in 2008 until September 2013 in several communities around the town of Savanette has been distributing food to pregnant women and mothers of children from six to 23 months old.

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Three Important Questions Pregnant Mothers seek answers from

Abortion is an important issue in the society. This is the case because it touches on human life and at the same time, it affects the issue of morality in the society. This is the reason this issue will continue to raise controversy among the different stakeholders. Because of the sacredness of life attached to life, it is not possible to avoid seeking answers to some very important questions as far as abortion is concerned. The 3 important questions for abortion clinics are under discussion as below.

The first issue about abortion touches on the safety of the practice. How such safe is abortion? It is important to note that no person is ready and willing to undertake a medical or surgical practice without first analyzing the risks associated with practice. Doing so will be lack of prudence and it is unacceptable.

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How Pregnant Mothers Can Deal with Miscarriage during Pregnancy

Just like abortion, miscarriage is a traumatizing experience any pregnant mother can ever go through. The memories may remain long after the miscarriage has taken place. The memories are painful to handle by the traumatized mothers every time she reflects on the events that led to the miscarriage. Like abortion, the patient may experience insomnia as well as fear. Equally, the patient may develop emotional imbalance long after the event has occurred.

There are different effects that may be attributed to miscarriage. These contributory causes of miscarriage affecting the patient include unexpected shocks. The sad fact is that miscarriage is happening every passing day. In fact, reports have shown that 1 out of 4 pregnant mothers lose their unborn babies through miscarriage. Some mothers who abuse drugs and alcohol are risking having miscarriages in the lives. Others do not mind the environment they are exposing themselves into thus they are risking miscarriages.

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Help Reduce Unwanted Children

Teen pregnancy rates have fallen over the last 20 years largely due to many teen pregnancy prevention-programs. Education about preventing an unwanted pregnancy comes from several sources. Planned Parenthood, teen mentoring, comprehensive sex education, and pregnancy prevention aids have been helping to reduce pregnancy and birth rates for teen girls.

Teen mentoring programs teach life skills to prepare them for adult responsibilities. They also emphasize relationship skills, using adult and older teen volunteers to teach healthy boundary-setting and how to say no.

Two schools of thought offer advice on how to prevent teen pregnancies. Christians argue the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies is by abstaining from sex. They go by the teaching that the procreative act should only take place within a marriage. More realistic sex educators assert the use of pregnancy-prevention aids and knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) will lower teen pregnancy rates.

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How to Defend Your Choice to Be Childfree

"Go forth and multiply", this statement by God is what made the first human beings in the Bible, Adam and Eve, to bear many children. With this in mind, reproduction has always been a common human activity and is one of the most significant aspects of being human.

The traditional family is composed of a man, a woman, and their children. Married couples are expected to have children, it is the norm. But as generations and times change, some single individuals and couples prefer not having children of their own. The reason behind their decision may be simple or complex and most likely be viewed by others as ridiculous and unreasonable. This sensitive matter sometimes cause family conflicts and rifted as close family members and relatives may not likely understand.

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Teen Pregnancies Rates Offer No Answers to its Causes

Although teen pregnancy rates have been falling since 1991, girls who have not graduated high school remain susceptible to pregnancy. Statistics for unmarried teen pregnancies in the U.S. show rates as being higher than any other developed nation.

The Unmarried Teen birth rate showed a decrease over a five-year period, from 1991-1996. In 1991, statistics showed a 12% drop in birth rates among teen girls (62 births for every 1,000 pregnancies), to 54 births for the same number of pregnancies in 1996. Similar rates of decrease occurred in all other ethnic groups.

By 1996, the teen birth rate statistics showed 63 births for every 1000 girls, among 15-19 year olds. Decreases in teen birth rates across all ethnicities showed Latino teen girls as most susceptible to pregnancy, with just a 15% decrease from 1991-1996. Among African-American and Caucasian groups, decreases of 23% and 24%, respectively, in birth rates, reflected a significant deviation from the Latino group.

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How to Deal With Incomplete Abortion by Pregnant Mothers

As the name itself suggests, incomplete abortion is a condition that results when some components of pregnancy remain not expelled from the womb during abortion. This means that other portions of tissues and products of pregnancy remain in the womb long after the life of the fetus is terminated and expelled from the body.

You will realize you have incomplete abortion if you experience prolonged abdominal pain. The pain persists long after the abortion procedure has been carried on the patient. It is normal to experience pain during abortion but prolonged pain is a wake-up call that you may have had an incomplete abortion. Some patients will experience prolonged bleeding during the treatment.

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