Posts for childbirth

Three Minutes

Babyhood November 23, 2020

I always kept people waiting. “Who cares if I’m three minutes late,” I would say, defensive, and secretly ashamed of the stubborn…

Read More

Ventricular Septal Defect

General/Column August 24, 2020

At twenty weeks, the doctors gavean ultrasound that discovered a tiny hole in the baby’s heart. “Small,” he said. “May close…

Read More

Letting in the Light

In Mother Words Blog August 7, 2020

A Reflection on New Motherhood It’s two minutes to four in the morning, and I’m sitting up in bed listening…

Read More

Life Jackets

General/Column June 26, 2020

I crumpled onto the hospital floor outside her room heaving sobs, not caring if the doctors and nurses of the…

Read More