By Andrew D. Zimbelman / for NBC News Feb. 21, 2020 By February 2019, Judith had become unbearably anxious. The 28-year-old Pacific coast native’s due date had come and gone. Just two days shy of 45 weeks pregnant, her belly was stretched so far that it shined, her body was swollen, and nearly everything — … Continue reading ‘I brainwashed myself with the internet’ Nearly 45 weeks pregnant, she wanted a “freebirth” with no doctors. Online groups convinced her it would be OK.
Since 2007, the government had held off on releasing an official estimate of expectant and new mothers who died from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. It waited for the data to get better. But the new, long-anticipated number falls short. by Nina Martin Feb. 13, 2020. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates … Continue reading The New U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Fails to Capture Many Deaths
By TESS SHEETS ORLANDO SENTINEL |FEB 11, 2020 The father who claimed his 3-year-old daughter was snatched from their Apopka home Monday — the kidnappers getting away from him only after a highway chase across counties — actually made up the story after learning the girl’s mother had taken her while he was at work, … Continue reading Apopka father made up story about 3-year-old daughter’s abduction after girl’s mother took her, police say
With help from a New York City nonprofit, Joanne and Chris Wright are settling into life with their son By Anne Kadet Photographs by Anna Watts for The Wall Street Journal Feb. 4, 2020 10:00 am When Joanne Wright decided to adopt a teenage boy with her husband, Chris, she had zero qualms. “Chris had been … Continue reading Brooklyn Family Found Adopting Teen Costly, Challenging and, Ultimately, Joyous
By Laurel Wamsley. NPR. Feb. 5, 2020. People often ponder how the world might be different if more women were in political power. In Finland, where women lead the five parties in the coalition government, here's one change they're making: equal paid leave for both parents in a family. Finland's government, led by 34-year-old Prime … Continue reading Finland’s Women-Led Government Has Equalized Family Leave: 7 Months For Each Parent
From grandparent leave to paw-ternity, some companies are offering paid time off to care for relatives, train a pet or get acquainted with new grandchildren Text by Jena McGregor and illustrations by Hannah Li The Washington Post. DECEMBER 30, 2019 The U.S. remains the only industrialized country that doesn’t guarantee workers paid family leave. In … Continue reading The new paid family leave
Our absurd, occasionally maddening, and ultimately successful path to parenthood. By Clara Moskowitz The New York Times. Dec. 11, 2019 The advent of the birth-control pill around 1960 liberated sex from reproduction and, in doing so, helped spark a sexual revolution. And it was no less a revolution when science learned to do the opposite: liberate … Continue reading An L.G.B.T.Q. Pregnancy, From D.I.Y. to I.V.F.