Executive Summary Most of us are tragically familiar with the story of Andrea Yates and her 5 young kids. In 1999, Ms. Yates was diagnosed and treated for postpartum depression after the birth of her fourth child. However, this treatment was not enough, for a mere 3 years later, 6 months after the birth... Continue Reading →
The Beginnings of a Plan -Kayla Z
It’s been an exciting few weeks for the Metachicks when it comes to our DAP Project. Recently, we’ve been making a lot of really solid progress in terms of laying down not only our plan for the physical art piece that we’re designing to be created at the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas’s... Continue Reading →
Problems? Solutions? We got’em all! Keep reading! -Kayla Z, Doron P, Litzy S
Problems? Solutions? We got’em all! Keep reading! By: Kayla, Litzy, & Doron (a.k.a. The Metachicks) Over the course of our research and through talking to our partner organization, The Mother Mental Health Conference, we, The Meta Chicks, have come to understand that despite 20% of mothers in Texas experiencing a perinatal mental health disorder,... Continue Reading →
Reaching the Turning Point in Perinatal Mental Health- Kayla Z, Doron P, Litzy S
We’re Kayla Z, Doron P, and Litzy S, also known as The Meta-Chicks, and we are beginning to tackle our 10th grade DAP project. We chose our team name because we are trying to make a change for the Maternal Mental Health Conference, so we felt the medical term meta really represented our goal to... Continue Reading →
No Such Thing As the Calm Before the Storm by Kayla Z
Growing up as a woman, I have heard time and time again that labor is one of the most excruciating pains known to humankind, a sentiment that Nishi P has repeated in her post Should You Have Trusted Your Doctor 100’s Of Years Ago? when she writes, “I know that pregnancy is one of the... Continue Reading →
Extra Embryos? Choose the Option that Saves Lives- Kayla Z.
In vitro fertilization is a life-changing, amazing procedure. This technique retrieves mature eggs from a women and fertilizes them outside the body before placing the now-fertile eggs back inside the women. In this way, many infertile women, or women struggling to become pregnant, have been able to conceive a child to start their family. To... Continue Reading →
To Trust or Not To Trust -Kayla Z
One of the things that continues to shock me while reading Get Me Out! is the amount of trust women had in their doctors and the lack of concern they had for the things they were putting into their body while pregnant. After finishing section 3 of this book and reading about the horrible consequences... Continue Reading →
A Strange Idea of Feminism By Kayla Z.
If there is one thing I noticed while reading section two of Get Me Out! it’s the conflicting idea of feminism that seeming became very common during the early 1900s. On one hand, leaps and bounds were made for women simply because equality between men and women was suddenly a belief that a majority of... Continue Reading →
Aren’t You Glad Child Birth Has Changed? -Kayla Z.
After reading through the first few sections of Get Me Out by Randi Hutter Epstien, there is one thing I can say for certain: I, or any other women for that matter, would not want to become pregnant in any other time period other than this modern era. To be completely honest I’m not... Continue Reading →
Get Me Out… of School! -Kayla Z.
Hello everyone! I'm Kayla Zinsmeyer and I am so excited for this upcoming year in the biomedical pathway. Even before the official 2016-2017 school year starts, we are kicking off the start of the course with a bang by reading Get Me Out- a History of Childbirth by Randi Hutter Epstein. Hopefully, reading and analyzing... Continue Reading →