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.

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

How to support moms after the COVID baby bust

I recently wrote for FemCatholic a bit about my dissertation and doula work and what I've heard the most from parents and those thinking about entering parenthood in the past year: "I don't know if I can do this." Do you want to support them? I have some ideas for how you can do that.… Continue reading How to support moms after the COVID baby bust