Thank You for Not Eating Your Placenta

We had a placenta freezer at the hospital in Canada where I was an obstetrics and gynecology resident in the early 1990s. After delivery, any placenta that did not require evaluation by a pathologist for infection or other medical conditions went to the freezer. A placenta man (I’m sure he had a name, but that’s […]


Shawn Johnson expecting first child after suffering miscarriage

Shawn Johnson just announced some exciting news. The former Olympic gymnast, 27, is pregnant with her first child with husband Andrew East. The news comes after Johnson shared an emotional video in which she revealed she suffered a miscarriage in October 2017. Johnson shared the pregnancy announcement on her Instagram page on Thursday, writing, “Baby […]


Drinking While Pregnant: An Inconvenient Truth

Pregnant women are given a long list of medical recommendations that can come across as patriarchal don’ts: Don’t eat raw fish. Don’t consume deli meats. Don’t do hot yoga! Don’t drink. There’s scientific evidence that these activities can have negative impacts on the health of the fetus, but the one that seems to be the […]