March 7, 2018

True confession time. During my pregnancy, I purchased and read just about every book available on how to be prepared for a newborn. From The Happiest Baby on the Block to The Baby Whisperer to the official publications of the American Academy of Pediatrics, I read the...

February 7, 2018

Every day 2-3 women die in pregnancy or childbirth in the US

Women in the US are 3 times more likely to die during pregnancy or within the first year of giving birth than women in Canada and 7 times more likely to die than women in Finland where the rate of death is low...

January 10, 2018

Photo: Smiling through postpartum depression, about 2 months after giving birth to my wonderful boy.

Suicide accounts for 20% of all deaths among women in the first year after giving birth the US.

This makes suicide the second leading cause of death among women in the po...

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