https://www.romper.com/p/sent-home-from-labor-delivery-for-false-labor-other-ways-we-gaslight-women- Laboring with my first daughter was not easy. After being sent home from labor and delivery for following my doctor’s advice (given as he boarded a flight to Aruba) to “go straight to labor and delivery” because my contractions were regular, things ramped up again and so I headed back to the hospital… and was sentContinue reading “Sent Home From Labor & Delivery For “False Labor,” & Other Ways We Gaslight Women”
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Tewa Women United
https://www.vogue.com/projects/13549256/tewa-women-united-new-mexico/ It begins and ends with smoke. Singed white sage is brushed up and down the body. Head to toe, limb to limb. This ritual smudging is meant to clear the indistinct wounds of trauma. A restless morning or ugly fight must first be washed away before each woman enters the headquarters of Tewa WomenContinue reading “Tewa Women United”
New Guidelines Establish The Rights Of Women When Giving Birth
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/03/01/589860155/new-guidelines-establish-the-rights-of-women-when-giving-birth For more than 60 years, it has been the standard of care to try to speed up childbirth with drugs, or to perform a cesarean section if labor was seen as progressing too slowly. Now a new set of recommendations is changing the game. In February, the World Health Organization released a setContinue reading “New Guidelines Establish The Rights Of Women When Giving Birth”
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