STORIES OF OBSTETRICS 


Pregnancy

Painter Amanda Greavette's "The Birth Project" documents pregnancy and birth through contemporary art. 

KS Aylward's honest weekly diary about the highs and lows of pregnancy 

Angela Garbes, a first time mom, embarks on a journey to answer the FAQs of other first time mom 


Labor & Birth 

Follow Jess’ live labour and birth story!

The good, the bad, and...the awkward

Caesarean Sections 

Catie Atkinson gives C-section scars the respect they deserve through beautiful works of art. 

This is the last of mom Kristel Jenkin’s vlogs documenting her pregnancy from pregnancy test to delivery!


Reproductive Choice

Abortion

Women share their experiences and feelings after having abortions

Adoption

Mike and Kristin host a podcast answering common questions and discussing prevalent issues for families adopting or fostering kids

Margaret Eichler Theriault writes about her experience of being an adoptee 

 
 

Complications of Pregnancy

Pre-Eclampsia & Eclampsia

Joann shares the story of her pre-eclampsia and the loss of her son.

Kelly Guzman's experience in pregnancy with her son Josh and the complications she experienced

Perinatal Depression

The Honest Body Project

Natalie McCain's photoseries of women and their stories with antenatal depression 

'How antenatal depression made me lose my identity' In this series of Body Language visual essays, women talk about their most personal reproductive health issues and problems. Maternal mental illness affects 1 in 5 women and develops during or after pregnancy. Here, one woman speaks about her experience with antenatal depression.

Mary Guest's story in the New York Times

Miscarriage, Stillbirth, And Fetal Loss

You’re just a small bump unborn just for four months then torn from life. Maybe you were needed up there but we’re still unaware of why.
— Ed Sheeran, "Small Bump"

Born Still, 

But Still Born

Read Emma Hansen's story of her son Reid Richard VandenBrink. 

Dianne Yudelson's photoseries to represent her experience of 11 miscarriages

Postpartum Hemorrhage


Breastfeeding

‘Embarrassed” by Hollie McNish. I wrote this poem in a public toilet after my 6 month old baby fell asleep. I was in town on my own a lot with her and the first time I fed her someone commented that I should stay home.

Photographer Vincent Ferrane's photoseries on breastfeeding