Midway through my second labor, one of the delivery nurses announced that I needed a Tdap vaccine, right then. Um, what? I’m IN labor. Noting my hesitancy, she added: “What’s a jab compared to contractions?” After my WTF moment passed, I got pissed. How could my OB have forgotten to give me this vaccination. And […]Read more
My obstetrician used to tell me that if I had been born two hundred years ago, with my ability to maintain a milk supply, I would have been a wet nurse. But I am not the rule. If anything, I am probably the exception. Many women have trouble maintaining milk supply at some point. And […]Read more
Is the "nocturnal surge" actually a thing? Can we use it to predict labor? We can answer these questions!Read more
For my first baby, I had a roller-coaster ride through pregnancy and birth, with many health scares and medical interventions. When I got pregnant a second time, I wanted to have as natural a birth as possible. But at my 30 week ultrasound, I was diagnosed with placenta previa. My placenta was blocking the baby’s […]Read more
Becoming pregnant after 35 comes with some derogatory labels: geriatric pregnancy, advanced maternal age, older mom (wait, what?!). It’s hard to escape the warnings about your pregnancy being at “high risk” for complications, such as birth defects, high blood pressure, and diabetes just because you passed a certain age bracket. But does your age actually […]Read more
Infographic - Six ways you can show your friend on bed rest some love.Read more
Was my labor "normal"? What we know, what we don't know, and what we need to know about science of labor.Read more
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Why the Bloom family is donating to Every Mother Counts in honor of our moms this Mother's DayRead more
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