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Our culture loves pregnant women, but once the baby is born, all that attention disappears. Postpartum support groups can be helpful for lonely parents seeking advice and camaraderie, but finding them can be difficult.
Inside Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the sound of a mother singing the alphabet song backed by an acoustic guitar to her newborn baby plays from a CD player. Little Lullabies, a music therapy program started by music therapist Hannah Ivey, allows parents to comfort their NICU babies, even when obligations keep them away from the hospital.
A better babymaking business? Georgia-based sperm bank Xytex promises greater transparency after controversy
On Wednesday, Xytex Cryo International announced it would become the first United States sperm bank to limit how many births can come from new donors. This comes in the wake of the revelation that a mentally ill man donated sperm at Xytex over a period of 14 years, fathering at least 36 children.
I kept glancing in the direction of Twin B. The staff was huddled around the baby, and I saw they were moving more quickly than they would for a normal newborn. I caught the eye of the attending neonatologist, who shook her head. I felt sick.
Being pregnant and in prison is a heartbreakingly bad combination. Bethany Kotlar is trying to improve the situation for moms and moms-to-be in Georgia's lockups.
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