An Illusion of Control

One of the most common questions I see in online pregnancy groups is, “My doctor scheduled an induction at 40 weeks, but I’m perfectly...

There’s No Such Thing as a Risk-Free Birth

When I was pregnant and planning a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), I had a friend ask me, “Why would you want to risk it?” It struck...

What is Safety?

Have you ever asked a doctor, “Is it safe?” Have you ever wondered if a medication is safe during pregnancy or if a procedure is safe...

What is risk?

In the medical literature, the term “risk” is often used interchangeably with “frequency”. In other words, how often does a certain...

It’s All Relative

It’s all relative. Or is it? Have you ever had someone tell you that the risk triples if you do Option 1 instead of Option 2? Or maybe...