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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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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….
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…
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,…
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…