Tag: pregnancy

The Best Laid Plans are not Birth Plans

Jennifer McIntosh , October 7th, 2021


Childbirth has had a long and winding history. This is understandable since it has literally been happening since the beginning of human time. Prior to 1950, many births…


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“I’m Not an Anti-Vaxxer, I Just Don’t Want This Vaccine”: Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy among Pregnant Women

Kate Dielentheis , August 31st, 2021


“The world isn’t made up of good people and death eaters.” -JK Rowling The world isn’t made up of people who choose to vaccinate and those who are…


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Podcast #3 is online! Guest: Haiyue (Fiona) Shan

standplaatswereld , November 23rd, 2020


In this episode, Puck de Boer talks to Haiyue (or Fiona, her English name) Shan, a PhD student at the Sociology department of VU University. From a holistic,…


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Birth as Ritual/Ritual as Birth

Alma Gottlieb , March 11th, 2019


Cultural anthropologist, Robbie Davis-Floyd, is considered by many as the Queen of Childbirth Studies.   A Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of…


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Taking part in and being part of giving birth: Enacting participation in a midwife-led birth situation by Annekatrin Skeide

Annekatrin Skeide , October 1st, 2018


According to her midwife Jana, Mira’s was a textbook birth: it was quite fast, even for a second birth, and proceeded without any complications. In reflecting on her…


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Web Roundup: Women, Withdrawal, and Antidepressants by Katherine Warren

Katherine Warren , May 29th, 2018


In April, an article in the New York Times caused a stir with the headline, “Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit.” The piece begins with a…


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The Labor of Racism

Guest Contributor , May 7th, 2018


By: Dána-Ain Davis One night in early 2018, a doula-friend of mine, Josie who is white, sent me a photo of a Black woman sitting in a wheelchair….


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Halloween, Pregnancy and Birth Style

Emily , October 24th, 2014


I LOVE Halloween! It is my very favorite holiday. I love all of the creativity that goes into becoming someone else, and that we all love to see…


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Halloween, Pregnancy and Birth Style

Emily , October 24th, 2014


I LOVE Halloween! It is my very favorite holiday. I love all of the creativity that goes into becoming someone else, and that we all love to see…


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Halloween, Pregnancy and Birth Style

Emily , October 24th, 2014


I LOVE Halloween! It is my very favorite holiday. I love all of the creativity that goes into becoming someone else, and that we all love to see…


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Halloween, Pregnancy and Birth Style

Emily , October 24th, 2014


I LOVE Halloween! It is my very favorite holiday. I love all of the creativity that goes into becoming someone else, and that we all love to see…


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Foreign Girl Forever – Einat Fishbain

swillen , June 25th, 2014


Einat Fishbain Lily Oudraogo was born in Tel Aviv, and that’s where she lived and died. Twenty-five difficult and insulting years on the margins of society, and beyond,…


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What Pregnant Women Google Worldwide

Emily , May 23rd, 2014


I encountered a post on the New York Times of a Google word analysis of things people search about pregnancy in different parts of the world. I found…


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What Pregnant Women Google Worldwide

Emily , May 23rd, 2014


I encountered a post on the New York Times of a Google word analysis of things people search about pregnancy in different parts of the world. I found…


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What Pregnant Women Google Worldwide

Emily , May 23rd, 2014


I encountered a post on the New York Times of a Google word analysis of things people search about pregnancy in different parts of the world. I found…


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What Pregnant Women Google Worldwide

Emily , May 23rd, 2014


I encountered a post on the New York Times of a Google word analysis of things people search about pregnancy in different parts of the world. I found…


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