Resources of Note

Spanish-Language Site Focuses on Prematurity as Key Issue for Families

The March of Dimes has re-launched its Spanish-language maternal-child information website, nacersano.org. Some of the topics covered on nacersano.org include staying healthy during pregnancy, labor and delivery, newborn care, and prematurity. Among the new features are numerous recipes rich in folate from many Latin American countries, "Just for Dads" features, a calendar of special events of interest to the Hispanic community, and features on Latino families in the US who have compelling stories to tell, primarily related to prematurity and folic acid. Visitors can also email questions related to maternal health and pregnancy to preguntas@nacersano.org. [Courtesy of Judy Meehan at the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.]

Amnesty International on Maternal Care in U.S.: "Deadly Delivery"

Framing the U.S. maternal healthcare crisis as a human right issue, A.I. in mid-March issued a powerful position paper entitled Deadly delivery: The maternal health care crisis in the USA available full-text as a pdf at http://www.amnestyusa.org/dignity/pdf/DeadlyDelivery.pdf. A summary is available at http://www.amnestyusa.org/dignity/pdf/DeadlyDeliverySummary.pdf. [See Media Watch for more coverage on the maternal mortality crisis in America.]