This is part one of a series entitled Intervention on Interventions which seeks to address the place of medical science, interventions, and public policy in the lives of women. Using research done on interventions, pilot studies, and public policy interventions, this series will highlight whether or not interventions are to be feared and how public […]Read More Part One: Assessing the Business of Being Born 8 Years Later
I’ve often compared my ability to parent and have a relationship with my husband to the relationship between passengers in a row on a plane. You can’t help your family if you can’t help yourself or help your partner when they need. Adults have needs. We need to meet them so we can be good […]Read More Maternal Mental Health: A long and lonely road
For as long as I can basically remember, I’ve had a health problem that caused stress or pain. As a child, I was in and out of doctor’s offices and hospitals due to life-threatening asthma. And by the time I hit puberty around age 10, I was dealing with the very real and clear pain […]Read More Birth is not a contest I need to “win”
You may be aware of the phenomenon of “Dad Bod”. It typically describes a man who is “chubby” or a bit rounder but certainly not morbidly obese. It’s actually a fairly endearing comment to make about celebrities that is less about making fun of a guy who has gotten a bit “soft” and more about […]Read More Mom Bod and Body Policing in Motherhood
I’m starting into the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy. It’s a time I looked forward to for a few reasons. One, I had a miscarriage the cycle before this pregnancy early on. Each week is a big achievement. Two, it meant we could announce that we were adding a third kiddo publicly and feel safe […]Read More I don’t want your mints, ginger, or judgement.