Expanding resources for body literacy: an interview with an NFP instructor

For National NFP Week, I'm excited to share with you an interview I got to do with Christina Valenzuela, owner and founder of Pearl and Thistle and Boston Cross Check instructor. I hope you enjoy it!

Sometimes, for loss parents, NFP is the worst.

Next week is Natural Family Planning (NFP) Week 2022. Before social media feeds (especially Catholic-leaning ones) fill up with cool things about NFP, I want to highlight one really important aspect of NFP that is difficult for many: miscarriage.

Three ways Catholics can invite their priests to learn more about miscarriage

If you want to invite your priest to gain knowledge about or skills in supporting families through and after miscarriage, here are three ways you can invite him to learn more about pregnancy loss.

Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss (a South Bend version designed for Catholics)

Here are the details on my next Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training: it's designed especially for Catholics and open to all, and it's happening in South Bend, IN.

The Notre Dame Social Justice Award

This year, the University of Notre Dame awarded me the Social Justice Award for my scholarship and community work on mothers, especially bereaved mothers. I'm really, really excited about it.

Paid maternity leave is good for nonprofits (including the Catholic Church)

Did you know that research indicates that there are important benefits for nonprofits who offer paid maternity leave to employees?

4 science-backed ways paid leave is good for women & children’s health

Did you know that research indicates that paid maternity leave is really good for women's and newborns' health?

We need to talk about racism in healthcare for pregnant mothers

Did you know that, in the United States: Black embryos and fetuses are up to twice as likely to be lost to miscarriage as white embryos?Black fetuses are more than twice as likely to be lost to stillbirth as white fetuses?Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related condition than white women? Read more of my latest… Continue reading We need to talk about racism in healthcare for pregnant mothers