hospital

We don’t often give pregnant people realistic expectations or dote on them postpartum, as we should. Image: Thinkstock.

The Postpartum Period Is For Self-Care (Not Just Taking Care Of The Baby)

CN: mention of postpartum depression/suicidality. Generally, in my experience, people often get so excited about a new baby, that they forget that Read...
Sarah Bregel    |   07.29.16   |   SHARE
BodiesFamilies
Who's panicking? Not me. Image: Joni Edelman.

My Mammogram Revealed 'Abnormal' Tissue. They Told Me Not To Panic. I Panicked.

Do you want people to for-sure panic? Tell them not to panic. Read...
Joni Edelman    |   07.28.16   |   SHARE
BodiesVoices
We have to believe that better birth is possible. Image: ABC.

Why The Way We Portray Birth In Entertainment Matters

We are taught to fear birth from early on in our lives, and the way it’s portrayed for entertainment’s sake plays a huge, disturbing role in that. Read...
Sarah Bregel    |   06.3.16   |   SHARE
CultureFamilies
His birth was supposed to be peaceful, swimming into the world in our kitchen, surrounded by his family, welcomed with cake and champagne. Image: supplied.

My Labor And Birth Didn't Go As Planned — And No, I'm Not 'Over' It

I was lucky I didn’t have a c-section. I was lucky he was born, healthy and huge at 10+ pounds, with two hefty pushes. I was lucky. I sobbed anyway. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.26.16   |   SHARE
Families

The Pain Doesn't End When You Leave The Hospital

Once someone is out of the hospital that doesn't make them instantly well, it just makes them stable enough to go home. Read...
Sami Jankins    |   05.7.15   |   SHARE
Bodies

Hospital Truths: The Good, The Bad, The Terrifying

"Germs are everywhere. Arm yourself with either a bottle of hand sanitizer or, to be extra safe, just straight bleach." Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.7.15   |   SHARE
Bodies
Naughty, naughty boy. You like baseball bats? (Credit: ThinkStock)

Relax, Ladies: Woman-On-Top Sex Is Not The "Most Dangerous" Position

Why would we ever want to stop doing this . . . ? Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   01.22.15   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
This? Not OK (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Discomfort Food: How We Feed The Infirm And Incarcerated Is Disgusting

When you openly deride poor/sick/incarcerated people who have access to nutritious and delicious food, you set us all up for failure. Read...
Jetta Rae DoubleCakes    |   09.12.14   |   SHARE