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How text messages and volunteer midwives are saving lives in Rwanda

How text messages and volunteer midwives are saving lives in Rwanda

When a woman goes into labour, Liberata Musabyimana always accompanies her on the walk to the health centre. Sometimes the knock on Musabyimana’s door comes in the middle of the night announcing a baby is due. Or the birth is so swift there is no time to reach the clinic. Instead, the 35-year-old farmer must […]

Eating your placenta – is it healthy or just weird?

Eating your placenta – is it healthy or just weird?

According to one cookbook on the subject, you can mix your raw placenta with yoghurt and fruit in a blender and make a smoothie. Or add it to ground beef in a lasagna recipe. Or make chocolate truffles out of it. Dice it, slice it, sauté it with onions, dehydrate it and grind it up […]

Three steps to a healthy pregnancy

Three steps to a healthy pregnancy

When you’re four weeks pregnant, the baby in your belly is the size of a poppy seed. This little one has a lot of growing to do, and it needs your help. During your first doctor’s appointment you learn about the healthy pregnancy trio: sleep, food, and vitamins. All three are equally important—for both the […]

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