Contemplating the Strength of Women

Thursday night I introduced Jennifer Margulis at Vroman’s bookstore. It was a convergence of brilliance as she and Dr. Fishbein talked about prenatal care in America, birth, homebirth and baby’s first year (with an emphasis on baby’s first hours). Predictably the conversation left me with pain in my womb. I did not love being pregnant. I did not want to experience labor and I will forever remember being alone in my apartment, a newlywed, and looking at my growing belly while recognizing that there was only one way for this …

The business of baby

Summertime Things: Including August 8th at Vromans

So basically I’m not writing that much these last two weeks because I’m busy brooding over the fact that my kids are gone too much. Yep, instead of using that kidless time to be productive I’m just mopey and pissed and wondering if they’re having fun and then wondering if I should have taken the camp money and spent it on a vacation instead. Then I remember that Mr. G has a job to do and that we couldn’t take a vacation anyhow so I walk the dog, build out …

Interview: Jennifer Margulis, Author of The Business of Baby

Every so often an author emails me with a book they’ve written that I find simply irresistible. Some of them I enjoy reading and I’ll write up a review on Amazon or some similar site, a very few of them grab my attention so wholly that I share them here with you. Jennifer Margulis is an investigative reporter who wrote a book called The Business of Baby: What Doctors Don’t Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line. It sounded …