Preeclampsia is one of the most common pregnancy, birth, and postpartum complications, occurring in 5-8% of all pregnancies and behind the leading cause of maternal and infant deaths each year. May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month and we're doing our part in spreading the word to our readers about pr
Last week, I had my first appointment with the midwives. My intent has always been to have a midwife birth. When I was in college, a very long time ago, I read a paper on the medicalization of birth and ever since that reading, had planned to not give birth on my back, with an epidural. Of course, I
May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month, and like this year's theme and the title above, we want to help make sure women everywhere know the symptoms and spread the word. Even if you aren't pregnant, helping another woman spot a potential symptom could save her and her baby's life. In fact, new research
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, an event that is recognized worldwide. Since endometriosis affects around 176 million women around the world, it's likely you know someone who is dealing with the disease. Endometriosis is a disease that causes tissue similar to that which is found in the lini
We have been given the opportunity to interview Amy Kuebelbeck, journalist, author, and founder of PerinatalHospice.org, a resource website for parents who make the decision to continue their pregnancy after receiving a diagnosis that their child will die shortly after birth.