Archive for February 2017

Dr. Shirazian at Brown University

Over the weekend Saving Mothers partnered with Brown University to host an event for current students, alumni, and faculty. At the event our President, co-founder, and medical director, Dr. Shirazian spoke a about Saving Mothers, how she got involved and how she uses her education and background to continue to help others.  

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Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby's First Year

Is your little one sneezing? Your Great Aunt Edna and Mommy MD Guide Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, MSEH, a mom of three sons, family physician, and coauthor of The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby’s First Year know that chicken soup helps prevent colds and flu. Dr. McAllister says: “People have been catching colds since…

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Saving Mothers in the United States

Obesity is rising in the United States, an epidemic that causes a threat to pregnant women.  Obese pregnant women face serious complications during pregnancy and delivery including preeclampsia, increased likelihood of cesarean section, and increased risk of infection. Fortunately these complications can be averted by encouraging women to moderate weight gain during pregnancy with proper nutrition…

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Mommy MD App

Expecting? The Mommy MD Guides have an app for that! The Mommy MD Guides app features weekly snapshots of your baby’s size (They chose sports metaphors, like “this week your baby is the size of a billiard ball!). Download it for free here:  http://www.mommymdguides.com/recommended-products/the-mommy-md-guide-to-pregnancy-and-birth-app

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Mom Body Yoga Event

Once a month Jenny Rolls, a Certified Pregnancy Fitness Educator from New Brunswick Canada, offers a ‘Mom Body Yoga’ class that is for moms of all stages and phases of motherhood. It is a great opportunity for mothers to come together and connect with themselves and each other. During the class they work to breathe, stretch and strengthen. For this month’s…

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Doctor's Strike in Kenya

Two months ago Kenya’s public sector doctors went on strike. Millions of Kenyans, especially in rural areas are now feeling the aftermath of this decision. The public health system in Kenya has long been underfunded, but has now almost completely stopped functioning after around 5,000 doctors walked out in December after the government failed to…

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School of Powher Update

An excerpt from our research fellow Sasha Hernandez; Since the 4th School of POWHER graduation in San Martin about a month ago I have moved to Lake Atitlan where I will spend the next 8 months. At first everything about my new home seemed drastically different than San Martin, the lake was 30 degrees warmer, I…

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Spotlight: Dr. Shirazian

Taraneh Shirazian, M.D. is a board certified faculty gynecologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at NYU School of Medicine. She specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and management of many common health issues affecting women. Her areas of medical and surgical expertise include uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, abnormal…

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Safe Birth Kits

Our safe birth kits contain simple inexpensive items. These kits can be the difference between life and death for many women in developing countries. They contain everyday items like soap to cleanse the birth mothers’ perineum, a plastic shower curtain to provide a clean surface for delivery, and a razor blade to cut the umbilical cord.…

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