Getting to Know the Unknown-Emma W.

  In the time between this blog post and the last, my partner, Story, and I have moved forward in finding solutions to our current problem; our partner organization, the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite, does not know who or how many outreach advocates the Local Health Departments in Texas are working with and do not have... Continue Reading →

We found it! by Emma W. and Story D.

 As we described in our last blog post, the problem we are trying to solve is that the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite does not know who their outreach advocates are or have a way to reach them, nor do they know what the advocates are telling the organizations in order to get them to agree to... Continue Reading →

All That Is In Between-Emma W.

Most of you will generally know this; if you have sex at the right time, you might get pregnant. If you do, you wait nine months before experiencing the worst pain in your life, childbirth. But nobody really asks, “What’s in between?” What physically happens in the body throughout pregnancy, or what do you have... Continue Reading →

Timeline Documentation, 2nd period Biomed

  Illustrator  Andrea creates drawings to represent the time periods of important events in pregnancy history. Researcher Nishi looks up information about pregnancy during the important time periods. Timeline captain Bunmi and designer Pattie interview new teacher Mr. House about his predictions of pregnancy tech of the future. Designer Pattie interviews Ms. Rice about her... Continue Reading →

Hospitals vs. Freebirthers-Emma W.

Back in the 1970s, you didn’t give birth without some medical assistance. However, for the Shanley family, that wasn’t the case. They called themselves ‘Freebirthers’, people who gave birth without any hospitalization or medical assistance. The mother gave birth to five children without medical attention. They weren’t alone in the category, as many other families... Continue Reading →

The war of the Midwife and Science While reading Get Me Out, I realized just how many lies and dirty tricks women have gone through during or assisting pregnancy. They’ve been maimed, experimented on, and even blamed for some of the problems that were caused by entirely different culprits. However, they weren’t much better in the whole finger-pointing department. For example,... Continue Reading →

Maternity Through the Ages by Emma

While reading Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank by Randi Hutter Epstein, M. D., I noticed how she related the tools used to “Hook, stab, and rip apart a hard-to-deliver baby”(p.19). Due to this gruesome extraction process, the infant mortality rate was 20%, according to... Continue Reading →

A little bit of bio- Emma

Hi, my name is Emma, as you can tell from the title. I am about 15, in 9th grade, and am not a very social person. I do socialize regularly with my friends and at social gatherings, but other than that, I keep to myself. People say I'm funny, and a very good writer, that... Continue Reading →

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