Health and Family Planning

Here are two views on the concept of cleaning up one’s health before conceiving a child.  Both have merit.  If you have time, please click the links and read each post thoroughly. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/16/obese-couples-could-be-risking-health-of-future-children-studies-say?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/headlines-pregnancy-lancet-study-women-pergnant-alcohol-smoking-lifestyle-coffee-a8308676.html Continue reading Health and Family Planning

A Wisconsin Midwife’s View Of Sweden

If you have a chance, I recommend reading an article titled Welcome To Sweden: Notes on Birthday Condoms, Home Abortions, And Hysterical Americans in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of The Progressive.  A link to an online edition of the article appears at the end of this post. If you read the article, read it in its entirety.  The author, Ingrid Andersson, acknowledges that although she agrees with Sweden’s liberal government policies and society standards, she has issues with more concrete practices which seem backward in comparison. The locals defend those practices by saying, “The rules are the rules.” While it’s unclear how … Continue reading A Wisconsin Midwife’s View Of Sweden