Article for The Daily Yonder and Pregnancy Awareness Month

I wanted to take a moment to welcome in Pregnancy Awareness Month by sharing with you the article I wrote which appeared in The Daily Yonder last week.  I am very excited about the response it has generated.  There has been some lively conversation and it was highlighted on  The article is called Closing Maternity Wards: Costly and Risky.  Click on the picture below to read the article.

It only takes a quick Google search for rural options in maternity care to see that this issue is not very transparent.  As we  move through Pregnancy Awareness Month, I hope to highlight some of the issues that rural mothers face when expecting a new addition to the family.

“Like” Birth True on Facebook to discover some ways you can celebrate PAM!

What have been your experiences with maternity care if you are a rural mother?

Many happy days to you and yours,


About Kelli

I am Kelli B. Haywood, LCCE, a childbirth educator certified through Lamaze, a birth doula, and prenatal yoga instructor. My two little girls light my life. I am the wife of artist, musician, and teacher - John Haywood.
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