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Empower Afghan Women With Midwife Training

World  (tags: world, middle-east, humanrights, petition, Empower Afghan, women, Midwives )

- 692 days ago -
One in fifteen Afghan women die due to complications during pregnancy. Help put a stop to these unnecessary deaths.

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AniMae C. (471)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:12 am
Thank You for Signing!
Goal: 20,000 Progress: 4,341

Ana Marija R (200)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:13 am
Thank you, Rose.

AwayNoFwdsStars V. (200)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:16 am
SIgned & noted, Thank you

Natasha Salgado (653)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:26 am
Done-thx Rose

Past Member (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 5:07 am
Signed...right after Natasha, thanks Rose

Autumn Away S. (151)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:19 am
Thank You for Signing!

Ben Oscarsito (370)
Monday November 11, 2013, 7:36 am
Signed. I must say that I'm grateful for not being a woman in that freaking country though...

Emma S. (236)
Monday November 11, 2013, 7:50 am
Thanks, Rose - they say I've already signed.

Frances Darcy (231)
Monday November 11, 2013, 9:16 am

Beverly M. (88)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:02 pm
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Rose!

Kit B. (276)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:17 pm

Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!

No matter what American women and some in other developed countries think about having babies, the vast majority of babies are delivered safely and without medical intervention all over the world. It is far safer for the communities to have well trained mid wives, those who know how to intercede should something need a step beyond, "catching" the baby at delivery. In the US we have cesarean rate of between 42 and 50%, even our own AMA says that it should not be over 5-6%, meaning that most women are very safe in using a mid wife. Our OB's are trained surgeons, not trained mid wives, so much the loss for us.

For Afghan women and women all over the world, including developed countries we should strongly support the proper training of mid-wives. In many ways it is a power step for education for women.

Vicky P. (476)
Monday November 11, 2013, 5:07 pm
noted, signed, shared

Anne F. (17)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:31 pm
Midwives are great! I support training midwives and hope that every pregnant woman can have a helpful doula or midwife with her.

A F. (129)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:43 pm
Awesome, love the midwives! Thanks!

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Monday November 11, 2013, 9:39 pm
Noted and signed. TY Rose

Yvonne F. (176)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 10:27 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks Rose

John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 1:44 pm
Gladly signed!

Marlene Dinkins (268)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 6:59 pm

Judy T. (227)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:31 pm
Thank you, Rose.
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