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Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

Could You Give Your Kids an Eating Disorder?

If you have a first-degree female relative with an eating disorder, you're about ten times more likely to have one in your lifetime.
Meeri Kim
a day ago
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

Parents Should Talk to Their Kids About Miscarriage

If children learn that sex makes babies, shouldn’t they also learn that some pregnancies don’t get that far?
Jessica Zucker
4 days ago
RACE
RACE

Serena Williams Advocates for Maternal Healthcare After She Says She Almost Died

"Every mother, everywhere, regardless of race or background deserves to have a healthy pregnancy and birth."
Susan Rinkunas
4 days ago
mental health
mental health

The Health Repercussions of Being a Latina Nanny

Job insecurity, stigma, and the disparity in privilege are all factors that take a toll on women of color who work in childcare.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
2.12.18
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

A Nurse Called the Cops on a New Mom Who Wanted Depression Treatment

Jessica Porten went to a doctor's appointment with her daughter, Kira, to get help with postpartum depression. The nurse called California police.
April Dembosky, KQED
2.9.18
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

My Stepkids Love Me, But Their Mom Hates Me

“Mummy says you’re horrible.”
Claire Gillespie
1.24.18
rights
rights

Giving Birth in Jail Can Traumatize Women for Decades

Restraining women while they're giving birth is "demeaning and unnecessary." Some institutions still don't care.
Laura Dorwart
1.16.18
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

Gifted Kids Need Just as Much Attention as Special Needs Kids

“The perception is that if a child is excelling they can be left alone."
Nick Keppler
1.11.18
We Asked
We Asked

5 Women Explain Why They Chose Not to Breastfeed

"It was so painful—I asked them to double check that she wasn't born with teeth."
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
1.11.18
depression
depression

Girls Who Get Their Periods Early Show More Symptoms of Depression

The symptoms persisted well into adulthood.
Nick Keppler
12.28.17
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

More Pregnant Women Are Smoking Weed

New research shows young pregnant women in California are increasingly using marijuana to calm anxiety and morning sickness.
Joanne Spataro
12.28.17
fertility
fertility

How Long Can Frozen Embryos Last?

We learned this week that a woman gave birth using a 24-year-old embryo.
Olivia Campbell
12.21.17