Author Archives: Kanya Ellington

Did You Know About the California Women’s Well Being Index?

The California Women’s Well Being Index (CWWBI) looks at 5 key areas to assess the overall well being of women across the state of California. Health–Health Status, Obesity, Health Care Coverage, Delayed Medical Care, Prenatal Care, and Mental Health Status Personal Safety–Neighborhood Safety, Fatal Accident Rate, Hospital Visits Due to Assault, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, […]

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery VBAC

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Dear Dr. Brown, My daughter is expecting her second baby. Her first baby was delivered via cesarean delivery and her obstetrician has declined to allow her to attempt a vaginal delivery (VBAC) for this baby. I had two babies normally, then a cesarean delivery, and then two more normal vaginal births. Why would my daughter’s […]

The New Face of Labor Unions!

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Women’s Workforce Federation aka WOWFED Women…The New Face of Labor Unions! by Gena Bettencourt There is a saying in the labor movement: The leadership should look like the membership. In the early labor movement, women were among the first workers to endure the rigors of the industrial revolution and took action to protest their arduous […]