Reading Midge:
Assumptions and Racial Bias in Pregnancy Literature

[This was my first Bachelors’ Thesis, written in 2006 for my BS in Women’s Studies at Portland State University. The research itself is of course dated, but my arguments are still valid. In the past 12 years, I hope that the state of pregnancy literature has improved, but were I to re-research the topic, I …

Reading Midge:
Assumptions and Racial Bias in Pregnancy Literature
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Flashback Book Review:
The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy

The second in my Flashback Book Review series: Kimberly Seals-Allers’s The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy. NY: Amistad, 2006. This book is awesome. Seals-Allers has filled the much-needed void of pregnancy books for Black women. On the medical side, Black women are at greater risk for certain medical conditions. Personally and socially, there are …

Flashback Book Review:
The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy
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Flashback Book Review:
The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy: or Everything Your Doctor Won’t Tell You

So I recently found an old flash drive, which has all of my writings from my FIRST bachelor’s research thesis in 2006, Reading Midge: Assumptions and Racial Bias in Pregnancy Literature, My Review of the Literature was, unsurprisingly, largely comprised of pregnancy resource guides. I decided to post some of them, lightly edited. As a …

Flashback Book Review:
The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy: or Everything Your Doctor Won’t Tell You
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Toward an Ungendered Childbearing:
Deconstructing Assumptions of Femaleness in Pregnancy and Birth

[For now this is a rough draft, as I get input and update this essay, originally written in 2006, with last major edits in 2008. Please let me know your thoughts as I catch up the last decade!] Our society strongly links childbearing with womanhood. There is historical ground for this assumption—most of the people …

Toward an Ungendered Childbearing:
Deconstructing Assumptions of Femaleness in Pregnancy and Birth
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