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. …

Please Stop Commenting on My Body

https://www.mothering.com/articles/please-stop-commenting-body/ Pregnancy and childbirth bring a lot of changes to a mother’s life. This goes without saying. Your body changes. Your family increases by one. Your brain changes. Your heart changes. I found, that with these changes, something else happened: people felt like they could comment on my body. I know. Pregnant women are beautiful. …

Why doctors are so bad at predicting pregnancy due dates

https://www.vox.com/2018/6/9/17435322/pregnancy-due-date-test-premature-birth Only 4 percent of women give birth on their estimated delivery date. That’s because of the natural variation in how long it takes a baby to grow and because of our limited ability to predict due dates. Medicine, it turns out, is surprisingly bad at measuring the precise age of a fetus or how …