Innovative Birth Simulator Device Trains Women To Handle Life-Threatening Complications

August 31, 2013 by  
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Expectant mothers in developing nations don’t always have the luxury of a nearby hospital or well-trained OB/GYN. Instead, when the baby decides it’s ready to be born, they must rely on the assistance of midwives and family friends. Unfortunately, this often means that thousands of newborn babies and mothers die of complications during childbirth that could have been prevented with adequate tools and well trained birth assistants. A Norwegian company recently debuted a low-cost, portable birthing education kit that could better prepare midwives for potential complications, and reduce child and maternal mortality rates by 47% in developing countries. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: babies , childbirth , developing nations , education , healthcare , Natalie Collection , parenting , pregnancy        

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11 Amazing, Offbeat Wedding Dresses for the Eco-Friendly Bride

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Any bride-to-be who has ever spent time poring over pictures of gowns knows how hard it can be to find that perfect, unique garment. But these 11 offbeat wedding dresses go above and beyond to create unforgettable eco-friendly nuptials. Click through to see a dress made entirely of plastic bottles , an assemblage of bread bag tags , and even a dress that is in fact one giant wedding cake . READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , ecofriendly wedding , ecouterre , green fashion , green wedding , handmade wedding , recycled clothes , sustainable wedding , unusual dress , unusual wedding , upcycled clothes , upcycled fashion , wedding dress , wedding dresses        

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11 Amazing, Offbeat Wedding Dresses for the Eco-Friendly Bride

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