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Immediately arriving to the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti I had a feeling that stuck with me during my five weeks abroad: I was completely overwhelmed. To attempt to truly describe this feeling is like having all of your senses working at full capacity at the same time.


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I’m the kind of person who envisions their goals and what they would like to accomplish, and then takes the most presumed, direct path to get to where I’d like to go. I am motivated and inspired by my passions, though I am entirely risk averse and tend to choose the most obvious and traditional – safe - route in following what moves me.
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I was alone in labor, as we are in life. There is no one else who can do this living, birthing, for us. Yet I had as a constant companion my husband’s hands.


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Cesarean Section deliveries are a gift, a blessing, and save many, many lives. I was one of those mamas, twice. I have many friends and allies whose tales are similar to mine.
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Labor is experienced by each woman differently. No one labor is superior, and no two are equal. April is Cesarean Section Awareness month, and as a repeat c-section mama, COHI feels called to craft an ode to those of us who bear the scars of our labors physically on the outside of our bodies.
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Labor, there is a reason is it called this. It is the hardest physical work we, women, will most likely encounter in our lives, and the most gratifying. These words have been written, sung, said thousands of times, but cannot be truly understood until the fires of this process have been felt by each of us making the transformation complete.
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Refugee Clinic hosted by Catholic Charities and the Hope Family Health Center McAllen, Texas

Juana and her family were fleeing Honduras to get to the United States without documentation. When I met Juana (not her real name), she was visibly rattled, and going through the motions of caring for her young daughter.
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Published on the Birth Institute website, Sera writes that ebola has been disproportionately affecting women. She argues that the international birthing community needs to provide modified, Ebola-specific birth kits that will include the items needed to keep moms, babies, and the health care professionals who care for them safe.
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Did you know that there is a way to donate money to Circle of Health International without ever opening your wallet? Without ever clicking “donate now”? Without ever writing a check or stamping an envelope? Actually, there are a few ways – and I'm about to tell you about them!


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#GivingTuesday is happening on December 2, 2014. It follows up the mass consumption/shopping of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kicking off the holiday giving season with a global day dedicated to charitable giving. This one-day event combines the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change.
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#GivingTuesday is happening on December 2, 2014. It follows up the mass consumption/shopping of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kicking off the holiday giving season with a global day dedicated to charitable giving. This one-day event combines the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change.
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I really want COHI to win a membership to Catchafire! What’s Catchafire, and why should you care? Winning this membership will give us access to professional volunteers who can do things like: annual report writing, brochure graphic design, communication materials audit, copywriting, illustration, infographics, merchandising, photography, PR strategy, press kit, brand messaging, SEM plan, translation (wow!) and Google analytics.
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