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”

Birth Stories Featuring Kim; Raising Awareness about HELLP Syndrome

It’s #FriendFriday!!!  This week I’m sharing a birth story from my friend Kim Meeks. She and her husband, George, have had an incredible journey with her daughter. Mary Farris was born at 25 weeks gestation, 15 full weeks premature. Kim shares her story here: It was a normal pregnancy for the first 6 months.  My husbandContinue reading “Birth Stories Featuring Kim; Raising Awareness about HELLP Syndrome”

Laughing Gas For Birthing Mothers? [Click to read more]

By Naomi Rendina for M.O.M. Recently, the use nitrous oxide in the delivery room has been questioned and even projected as the “next big thing” in American obstetrics. What many people are failing to recognize is that nitrous oxide has had a presence in the delivery room in the US before, and it failed toContinue reading “Laughing Gas For Birthing Mothers? [Click to read more]”