So far this year, lawmakers in at least five states have introduced legislation to prohibit the practice of shackling pregnant inmates.
Swedish doctors plan to implant embryos into the new wombs soon, though no one knows if the organs can support a growing fetus. Furthermore, some experts are concerned that the risks to the potential mother and child, not to mention the donor, far outweigh the possible benefits.
A labor simulation was connected to these men from Kensington Church in Troy, Michigan, who where curious as to what the whole labor thing is all about. They had the displeasure of finding out just how painful labor really is.
I am a recovering addict and alcoholic. My journey includes a pregnancy in the midst of my addiction, and unnecessary shame and a lack of compassion at my OB-GYN’s office.
Pregnant volunteers can now continue serving, regardless of whether a pregnancy is deemed “culturally acceptable.”
Dr. Carolyn Sufrin speaks about incarcerated women and reproductive health care at TEDxInner Sunset. Dr. Sufrin is an obstetrician-gynecologist and a medical anthropologist. She provides OB-GYN care to vulnerable populations of women, including women in jail. Her research focuses on the complex intersection of health rights and the politics of reproduction as they play out in institutions of incarceration.
The rhetoric surrounding breastfeeding in the United States perpetuates anxiety, shame, and misunderstanding. We need a different approach.
A new study shows that the cost of having twins is five times higher than the cost of having one baby; triplets or more can cost as much as $400,000. The researchers suggest this is yet another reason to reduce the number of embryos transferred during in vitro fertilization.
The new definitions endorsed by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists hopefully will be a catalyst for a cultural shift toward allowing labor to begin on its own.
While a new study on BPA is far from definitive, it adds to a growing debate over how everyday chemicals affect reproductive health.