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June 2007
Motherhood
Motherhood: what’s your vision? Your child’s soft skin against your neck, the joy of watching them sleep silently in the night or putrid diapers, tripping over toys in the hall, and the jolt of your child’s piercing shrieks?

Join us as we take an intimate peek in the lives of young women as they share their views about motherhood today. Halima in Ethiopia had her first child at 16, and wonders whether she will have money to send her girl to school. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, 37 year old Lois starts her first round of injections for infertility, hoping one day to have a family.

Every year, 530,000 women die from preventable complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and over 20 million are seriously injured. Help us raise awareness about solutions to this grave problem.

What is your experience of motherhood? Does being a mother complete you—or is it one of many things that gives you satisfaction? What does it mean to decide not to be a mother?

What’s better—a natural birth or a hospitalized one? How do young women who have no access to medical deal with the severe physical risk of childbirth?

Join the conversation.


Featured Stories
"Baby Love (an excerpt)"
Rebecca Walker, United States
"Fertco"
Nina Paley, United States
"Plum Flower "
Serena Moy , China
"The Balancing Act"
Basak Kerimoglu, Turkey
"The Pink and Blue Project"
Jeong Mee Yoon , South Korea
"The mundane and the exquisite"
Liz Steketee, United States
"Next of Kin"
Bénédicte Kurzen - EVE photographer, France
"Severina’s Story"
Debora Diniz, Brazil
"Maati"
Breakthrough, India
Featured Stories
Maternal Health Join the conversation »
"Love, Labor, Loss: A film on obstetric fistula in Niger"
Lisa Russell, United States
"Birth in Timor Leste"
Agnès Dherbeys - EVE photographer, France
"Next of Kin"
Bénédicte Kurzen - EVE photographer, France
More Maternal Health Stories »
Statistics:
246431 views to 17 stories
67 comments have been posted
Choosing Join the conversation »
"My own motherhood"
Sandra Bello, Mexico
"The Modern African Non-Mother"
Rosemary Ekosso, Cameroon
"Filho"
Maria Rezende , Brazil
More Choosing Stories »
Statistics:
168118 views to 14 stories
75 comments have been posted
Pregnancy Join the conversation »
"Mother's Milk"
Bettina Salomon, Austria
"Single Mother-to-Be "
Andrea Huber, Austria
"Creating A New Discourse on Women, Birth, And Pregnancy"
Jessica Resmond, France
More Pregnancy Stories »
Statistics:
347541 views to 20 stories
51 comments have been posted
A Day in the Life Join the conversation »
"The mundane and the exquisite"
Liz Steketee, United States
"A Post-Soviet Story"
Justyna Mielnikiewicz– Eve Photographers, Poland
"Just a Mommy"
Lourdes Segade – Eve Photographers, Spain
More A Day in the Life Stories »
Statistics:
114388 views to 9 stories
31 comments have been posted
Parenting Join the conversation »
"Raising a Child in Iran's Cultural Divide"
Azadeh Moaveni , Iran
"The Stork"
Nina Paley, United States
"The Pink and Blue Project"
Jeong Mee Yoon , South Korea
More Parenting Stories »
Statistics:
310642 views to 21 stories
24 comments have been posted
Our mothers Join the conversation »
"I go looking for you in places I know"
Madeleine Mullett , United Kingdom
"Timeless Displacement"
Margarita M. Serrano, Colombia
"Hope Reigns"
Juliet Poissy, Brazil
More Our mothers Stories »
Statistics:
136822 views to 13 stories
34 comments have been posted
Work and Family Join the conversation »
"Motherhood Manifesto"
Laura Pacheco , United States
"The Saudi Balancing Act"
Ashwaq Al- Sadoun, Saudi Arabia
"There is no place like home "
Sadaf Shamshad, United States
More Work and Family Stories »
Statistics:
170074 views to 18 stories
28 comments have been posted
Mother's Day Photo Contest Join the conversation »
"Where Do We Go, Sweet Child O' Mine"
Bhavna Bahri, India
"Girls Being Girls"
Emily Elmore, United States
"Happy Birthday Sandra"
Gregory John Smith, Brazil
More Mother's Day Photo Contest Stories »
Statistics:
161381 views to 10 stories
9 comments have been posted
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