Our Ninth Child’s Birth Story

I'm so happy to announce that our newest addition, Moses Benjamin, has arrived. I had just finished writing this post and scheduled it for the morning when I went into labor about two hours later. I had gone to bed as usual, and then was awakened at around 11:45 when my water broke. I was … Continue reading Our Ninth Child’s Birth Story

Should Birth Control be Considered Healthcare?

I'm very familiar with the idea of birth control being considered health care. The signs and pamplets about pills, IUDs, and hormonal implants are placed front and center in my obstetrician's office. But is it? The definition of health care from the Merriam-Webster dictionary: ...efforts made to maintain or restore physical, mental, or emotional well-being … Continue reading Should Birth Control be Considered Healthcare?