Speaking Up About Miscarriages
Many women who become pregnant miscarry without knowing it. Yet miscarriage is not something we, as a society, often talk about. Why?
This hour, we take an in-depth look and we also hear from you. Have you or a loved one ever miscarried? Where did you turn for support?
- Dr. Mat Saidel - OBGYN and Chief Medical Officer of Women’s Health CT (@WomensHealthCT)
- Dr. Lisa Hanasono - Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Bowling Green State University; she has a fellowship with the Institute for the Study of Culture & Society for the Fall 2018 semester (@bgsu)
- Amber Smiley - Program Manager for Hope After Loss (@hope_after_loss)
NPR: Michelle Obama's Miscarriage Story May Help Other Women Share Theirs - "The former first lady's disclosure that she and former President Barack Obama suffered from fertility issues, including losing a pregnancy, has sparked conversations about miscarriage, a common but also commonly misunderstood loss."
The New York Times: Lawmakers Call for House to Investigate XPO AFter Workers' Miscarriages - "The letter, sent to the top two members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, cited a New York Times investigation that revealed in October that several women who packaged Verizon products at the warehouse had miscarriages. The women told The Times that they lost their pregnancies after XPO managers refused their requests for light duty and, in some cases, ignored their doctors’ notes recommending a reprieve."
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.