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This mornings rant is about #paidfamilyleave in Colorado & how #voters overwhelmingly passed FAMLI

[& employers can now register for CO’s new program finally; employees max 12 weeks of paid leave a yr + 4 additional wks for #pregnancy or #childbirth complications]

Let’s get 1st thing straight - this 🧵 is no insight into the near 15 yrs #advocates fought for #paidfamilyleave at the CO state Capitol before #voters passed it on the #ballot

I, like many folks - came into the advocacy for #FAMLI yrs after lots of fight. Grateful to have it
Many of us worked on the #ballotmeasure in 2020 & #voters approved the program by 57% of the vote ✨ the amount of barriers set in place to #advocate for #paidfamilyleave & #pass it & then #implement it - have been eye opening 👁 to say the least. #copilitics
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Every 👩👩🏾‍🦱🧕🏻 has the right to a positive #childbirth experience.

🆕 supplement from WHO & @HRPresearch presents the:
🔹positive impact of labour companions
🔹need for more privacy measures
🔹ways to measure women's experiences & satisfaction of childbirth
Women across the 🌐 face unacceptable mistreatment during #childbirth. Women everywhere face violations of their rights – including rights to:
❌ privacy
❌ informed consent
❌ have a trusted companion of choice throughout childbirth

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Mistreatment during #childbirth can seriously erode trust in the health facility, which can mean that women are less likely to access care before, during & after birth. This can have grave consequences for the health and well-being of 👩 & 👶

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I think its time to talk about #ReligiousFreedom and exactly where one person’s #freedom starts, and another’s ends. And no I’m not talking about a woman’s body dividing cells, I’m talking about breathing adults who #vote
#ReligiousFreedom is SO important to everybody. And I agree that I ALSO want my own #FreedomOfReligion. But other people DON’T get to define that.
I am in charge of my own #belief systems. You could even say I’m RESPONSIBLE for them🤔
No matter how wacky they got, the point in time where I am no longer allowed to practice my #Religion, would start IF it harmed another breathing adult, and that word #harm is pretty loaded too, isn’t it?
How do we define #Freedom?
How do we define #Life?
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Thread about #painless #birth

Did you have painless contractions?
Tell me your #birthstory
#momlife #pregnancy #OXYTOCIN…
I think this topic might trigger some in particular, bc of the #religious belief that #WomenMustSuffer

#christian cultural training:
In their origin story,
the women was the reason #EveAndAdam were damned. Because of Eve’s failure,
they believe
#childbirth must hurt.
#Childbirth was never expected to hurt, can trigger many people who had bad experiences.

Every birth is both physical
AND psychological.
Christians tend to have painful births bc they are TERRIFIED.

The curse of Eve
works on believers.
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A young woman in Mali gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday - joining a very rare club of mothers to nonuplets. The miraculous pregnancy of 25-year-old Halima Cisse has fascinated the people of the West African country. #nonuplets #9babies…
In fact, when doctors in March advised Cisse needed specialist care, authorities flew her to Morocco, where she gave birth. "The newborns - five girls and four boys - and the mother are all doing well," shared Mali's Health Minister, Fanta Siby. #Nonuplets #newbornbaby
Cisse and her babies are expected to return home in a few weeks, she added. Cisse was initially believed to have been carrying septuplets - a set of seven babies born at once. #septuplets #nonuplets #birth #childbirth #Maliwoman #Pregnancy #babies
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What is #PelvicFloor #dysfunction? When these muscles become too tight, then they may become a source of #pain 💢 Additionally #tight muscles are problematic because they may not be able to generate enough force to function properly, support the organs & act as part of our core🧵
As we age and in response to #surgery, #childbirth, or #constipation the muscles can also become over lengthened which also makes them weak & unable to function properly 😮🧵
In addition to the length & strength of the muscles being altered, our ability to control the #muscles💪can also become impaired, this is called a loss of motor control. There are many causes to #PFD, but the good news is that #pelvicfloor #physical #therapy can help🙏🏽
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One Black person dying during #childbirth is too many. During this #BlackHistoryMonth, and every other month of the year, we’re resolute on the goal of improving access to high-quality health care for Black women. Image
FACT: When it comes to health care in the U.S., Black pregnant people experience the worst outcomes. The time is now: we must prioritize Black maternal health. So… how do we do it?
Access to health coverage, from birth control to maternity care, is crucial for a lifetime of good health for mother and child. #AbortionJustice Image
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Every birth is unique & every 👩 has the right to a positive #childbirth experience.

The 🆕 Labour Care Guide tool helps #HealthWorkers to:
✅ improve every 🤰 woman’s experience of childbirth
✅ ensure the health & well-being of women & their 👶

Complications during #childbirth cause:
🔸>1/3 of maternal deaths
🔸1/2 of stillbirths
🔸1/4 of neonatal deaths

To help make life-saving timely interventions, the Labour Care Guide uses a person-centred approach to monitoring 👩 & her 👶 during labour

Evidence does not support the use of a cervical dilatation rate of 1 cm/hour as a screening tool to trigger medical interventions or referral. Instead, the 🆕 Labour Care Guide includes updated, evidence-based reference ranges of labour progress.

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It is a terrible disease that enters your body through #wounds & can kill in days if nothing is done fast!

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2\. #Tetanus results from a #toxin produced by the bacteria called Clostridium tetani.

This toxin makes your muscles to contract on their own (i.e. involuntarily), becoming rigid like this; Image
3\. Tetanus lives in soil & animal feces. It can live there for years. It may then enter your body through:

-#Wounds contaminated with soil or feces

-Skin #punctures by nonsterile needles (e.g. when injecting illegal drugs, #tattoo or body piercing)
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Black women are dying while giving birth at an accelerating rate and no one is doing anything about it. When the discussion of reproductive justice takes place, people discuss abortion rights and birth control, but can we discuss morality rates! #njcurj #blackmoralityrate
Over the years, the medical field is improving with modern day technology, yet the morality rates of black women and children are still increasing. The problem cannot go away until we take into accountability these factors are because of racism. #njcurj #blackmoralityrate
For black women to stop dying during childbirth, there needs to be a change in the treatment of black women. Economic hardship, oppression, stress, prenatal healthcare and genetics are the main causes I believe effect the life of a black pregnant woman.
#njcurj #blackmoralityrate
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On #HumanRightsDay our message is clear:


#StandUp4HumanRights, stand up for #HealthForAll!
Health is a human right, no matter your:
Sexual orientation

#HealthForAll means ensuring every community can get the health services they need, without discrimination or financial hardship. #HumanRightsDay
@WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @DrTedros @UN Today is #HumanRightsDay

The highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental right of every human being

#StandUp4HumanRights , stand up for #HealthForAll
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The hardships endured by rural women during #pregnancy & #childbirth tend to go unnoticed. A recent survey (JABS) sheds light on this hidden ordeal. The findings were released today (18th Nov) at the Indian Women’s Press Corps, Delhi.

Thread with sneak-peak findings. [1/16]
The case for #MaternityEntitlements was made almost 100 years ago… [2/16]
Some women are more equal than others…

India gets credit for generous #maternitybenefits (see UNICEF infographic), but that’s only for a small minority of women in the #formalsector. There was nothing for other women in #unorganized sector until .... [3/16]
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