Equal Parts Fear and Hope: What It’s Like to Be Pregnant During Coronavirus

https://www.instyle.com/videos/pregnant-during-coronavirus-experience-essay Over the past several days, it feels like the baby growing inside me is struggling to get out. As he gets bigger, the walls around him – which just so happen to be made of my flesh and organs – have closed in tighter. In this time of coronavirus, I understand my son’s claustrophobia. …

The Most Scientific Birth Is Often the Least Technological Birth

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/03/the-most-scientific-birth-is-often-the-least-technological-birth/254420/ If you look at scientific literature, you find over and over again that many interventions increase risk to mother and child instead of decreasing it.  When I ask my medical students to describe their image of a woman who elects to birth with a midwife rather than with an obstetrician, they generally describe a …