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...

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...

December 27, 2017

As part of their ongoing investigation into the maternal health crisis in the US called "Lost Mothers", ProPublica posted a thought-provoking article "If you hemorrhage, don't clean up: Advice from Mothers Who Almost Died." They received stories from 3100 women after t...

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