Health Actions for Women addresses the social factors that prevent women and girls from enjoying healthy lives. This guide offers proven strategies to help women and men facilitate community discussions and action, even in challenging settings where organizing for women’s health is difficult or dangerous. Also available in Spanish, Khmer, Lao and Nepali.
An excellent companion to Health Actions for Women, Where Women Have No Doctor combines self-help medical information with an understanding of the ways poverty, discrimination and cultural beliefs limit women's health and access to care. This accessible, illustrated guide is a must-have resource for women and health care providers. Also available in Spanish, Kreyol, Lao, Nepali, Burmese, and Chinese.
A vital resource for practicing midwives and midwifery training programs, A Book for Midwives covers the essentials of care before, during, and after birth. Updated to reflect new WHO/UNICEF guidelines for mothers and newborns. Also available in Spanish, French, Haitian Kreyol, Nepali, and Urdu.
This groundbreaking guide helps women with disabilities overcome barriers to poor health and advocate for better health care. A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities is an essential resource for health professionals, caregivers, and trainers working with disability groups. Also available in Spanish and Nepali.
The Childbirth Picture Book provides a simple and complete guide to the basics of conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. This 68-page book contains 34 pages of detailed line drawings depicting every step of the reproductive process. Also available in Spanish, French, Arabic and Urdu.
JourneyWoman is a wellness guide for Native American women that covers health issues throughout the stages of life. This resource was produced by the Women's Wellness Program at the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest (NARA) Indian Health Clinic, an indigenous-owned and operated nonprofit in Portland, Oregon.
The stunning success of JourneyWoman: A Native Woman's Guide to Wellness led the Women's Wellness Program at the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest (NARA) Indian Health Clinic in Portland, Oregon, to produce a companion book discussing additional health and community issues not covered in the first volume of JourneyWoman.
The Life-Saving Skills (LSS) Manual for Midwives and its training program builds on years of experience of midwives practicing in rural and urban areas. It is focused on strengthening the capacity of midwives and others with midwifery skills to save the lives of women and babies—and is also recommended for community training programs, schools, ministries of health, and professional associations. Since its inception, this manual has encouraged midwives to assume greater responsibility for recognizing and responding to life-threatening emergencies.
The Home Based Life Saving Skills (HBLSS) Large Picture Cards provides all of the illustrations found in the HBLSS training manuals, but on large, heavy-weight paper suitable for use in larger group situations. These picture cards are useful in community training meetings to illustrate important points, and are an important resource for people with limited reading skills.
The Home Based Life Saving Skills (HBLSS) training manual is a family focused, community-based program that aims to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality through supporting birth preparedness and encouraging community involvement.
This collection presents a vibrant collection of stories from the front lines of birth activist communities. The personal has once more become political, and birth workers, supporters, and doulas now find themselves at the fore of collective struggles for freedom and dignity.
America’s leading midwife, Ina May Gaskin, reminds us that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta that shows us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species.