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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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This past September I traveled to McAllen, TX with the NGO Circle of Health International, where I am the Communications Director. I went to take pictures and gather stories of the women and children we came there to serve. What I like about what I do is experiencing what's being covered in the news myself – no media machine, no politics, no agenda.
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Today we join with you in lifting our hearts and prayers to those impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Storms such as these are becoming more and more common, sadly, and the devastation grows with each one.
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As part of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, "Great Day of Service," 15 students visited with Circle of Health International to write letters to Syrian refugees.
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