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

Five facts about flowers as ways to honor the dead

In this month often associated with honoring the dead, you might see a lot of flowers. Here are five ways flowers are associated with honoring the dead.

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

How I used the pandemic to strengthen my research: Notre Dame’s update on my dissertation

I was honored recently to be featured in the University of Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters newsletter. You can find the link in this post!

17 ways to bring beauty to a suffering world right now

If February, the pandemic, politics, or the weather has got you down, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with negativity. In the spirit of finding beauty and helping others in the face of feelings of loss, here are 17 ways to bring beauty to a suffering world right now. I wrote these ideas aiming… Continue reading 17 ways to bring beauty to a suffering world right now