maternal health

Understanding Miscarriage

Miscarriage is one of the most common pregnancy experiences, though rarely talked about openly. Cristen and Caroline provide an overview of what miscarriage entails, what causes it, what doesn't and its psychological repercussions of pregnancy loss for women and men.

True Story: "That's Not a Tummy Ache. That's a Baby!"

Indeed, women can be pregnant without even knowing it, as discussed in the Discovery Health article 10 Reasons You Might Now Know You're Pregnant (Until You're in Labor). Since it seems like such a far-fetched notion, we asked listeners to send in any real-life anecdotes. And they've been rolling into our MomStuff Inbox -- at an admittedly startling rate.

Wait, sorry. Did I say "party"? My bad -- I should've said "fight," "argument," "debate" or any similar synonym. I don't know that any topic I've blogged about has ever attracted as much debate as last week's post on a British study that found no danger in pregnant women downing one or two alcoholic drinks per week.

Bottoms Up, Pregnant Women!

The nonprofit group Save the Children recently released its 11th annual Mothers' Index of 160 countries, and the United States doesn't even hold a slot in the top 10. Instead, the U.S. comes in at 28 on the list, which is based on national resources and services that support mothers and their children on all rungs of the socioeconomic ladder.