Delaying Motherhood: Employment Incentive?

Delaying Motherhood: Will it work? As you may have probably heard by now, Apple and Facebook had stated that they would be covering up to $20,000 of their employees’ egg freezing costs. The statement has received mixed reactions so far and, it seems that the debate will continue for a long time. So what isContinue reading “Delaying Motherhood: Employment Incentive?”

Mother Studies in the Academy & in the Press

On October 8th, Martha Joy Rose, Roksana Badaruddoja, and Laura Tropp discussed media, politics and representations of pregnancy, motherhood, and families in popular culture at Manhattan College. A curated exhibit is on display in the O’Malley Library, designed and executed by Ms. Rose. Two weeks ago she submitted a proposal for an “Individualized Studies” program where she is currently enrolledContinue reading “Mother Studies in the Academy & in the Press”

Maternal and Fetal Health

In the preface to Robert Woods’ Death Before Birth (2009), he notes that “the circumstances that affect infants and children after live births are closely associated with their experience in the womb and at delivery.”  While he discussed this in a historial perspective, the topic is still very important. First, let’s take a look atContinue reading “Maternal and Fetal Health”

Meet Our Blogging Intern Naomi Rendina

Hello, everyone! I am Naomi Rendina, and am the new intern for the Museum of Motherhood! Currently, I am a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and am studying the history of medicine. My research interests are the history of contraception, childbirth, and consumerism related to the medical and social aspectsContinue reading “Meet Our Blogging Intern Naomi Rendina”