Current Events, Family, Holistic Life, Links

The Foundation of Gender Inequality

This article is so perfect, you must go read it right now. It's NYT, so if you don't subscribe you might not have access, but I encourage you to try. The title is interesting: "The Men Who Want to Live Forever." But those men (billionaires, of course) are just an excuse for author Dara Horn to zero… Continue reading The Foundation of Gender Inequality

Current Events, Holistic Life, Links

American Women Die in Childbirth

As a natural childbirth teacher and doula, I know all this already. But this article in Quartz is a credible and accurate summation of the seriousness of America's problem. This post is not intended as a scare tactic for women. I simply want to point out that it's a serious issue that has not been… Continue reading American Women Die in Childbirth

Current Events, Holistic Life

ACOG Makes New Recommendations

Holy cow. Is it April 1st? No really, tell me if it is, because this is almost TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth. Just to have the new recommendations safely in more than one place, here they are, straight from the document: For a woman who is at term… Continue reading ACOG Makes New Recommendations

#Voice for the Voiceless, Guest Posts

A Guest Post: #Voice for the Voiceless, 1

For this post, I'm starting something different. There is someone I know whose life is a testament to struggle, bad choices, and pain. It is not pretty. It is not easy. But I want to give her a voice. So as often as she can write something, I'm going to post it here. These posts will… Continue reading A Guest Post: #Voice for the Voiceless, 1

Uncategorized, Writing

Female Protagonists, Part the Second

Okay, then. I promised a post on this. If you didn't read the linked article from Friday's post, you can go do that now. Or, not. It's not a surprise to anybody that well-rounded, non-stereotypical female characters are mostly absent in the starring role, whether we're talking about books, movies, TV, or whatever. As a… Continue reading Female Protagonists, Part the Second

Current Events, Holistic Life, Uncategorized

Reblog: Despite a Supreme Court victory, it could take years for Texas abortion clinics to reopen

I'm greatly heartened by the Supreme Court decision that firmly tells Texas pols they can't interfere with a basic right. But as this article points out, the situation in Texas won't improve overnight. "Some clinics may never reopen..." So instead... let's do this: Let doctors be doctors. OB/GYNs need to offer abortion as part… Continue reading Reblog: Despite a Supreme Court victory, it could take years for Texas abortion clinics to reopen

Current Events, Uncategorized

Australian scientists discover new treatment for pre-eclampsia

Here's a bit of hopeful news. Malnutrition can be a cause of pre-eclampsia, and for years, doctors have said they just don't know what causes it, but lately, studies have been focused on the placenta. There's been real progress with this. I hope this treatment works.

Current Events, Uncategorized

Rant: The Pregnant Village

You've heard the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child." I take that a little further in this post. To start, here's an interesting article about a recent discovery about the microbiome of the womb. Word of warning: The article linked above is a short piece that makes no claims about anything. I'm just going off on a… Continue reading Rant: The Pregnant Village