Thursday, December 21, 2006

Orgasmic birth

How would you know if you had an orgasm during childbirth if you were connected to an epidural? Sounds like the opening line for a bad joke. But it might not be a joke at all. A new documentary due out soon explores how birth can be a sexual experience. I can't wait to see it. Go to
Visit the Orgasmic Birth website!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Have a baby, get a tax break

This is a hilarious story that looks at how scheduling a birth can make things more convenient for your accountant, too.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Research from the journal Science

This is one of those findings that makes you appreciate how miraculous the 'system' of labor and birth can be.

Friday, December 15, 2006

British births at home

I think this story is interesting because it shows how micro-cultures can be so different in terms of their approaches to childbirth.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Epidurals and breastfeeding

From the BBC...

Friday, December 08, 2006

Boston Globe op-ed

This is an opinion piece I wrote based on a recent survey by Childbirth Connection, a maternity advocacy group that has been around since 1918. The group asked women who gave birth in American hospitals in 2005 about their experiences. You can read the survey at

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Monique and the Mango Rains

This is a link to a story I wrote for today's Boston Globe about a former Peace Corps volunteer who served as an assistant to a midwife in Mali, a country with one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Mommy uprising

Here is a link to a piece that I wrote for the December issue of Boston magazine. One of the comments attached to the below post is related to that article.