Of Evolution, Culture, and the Obstetrical Dilemma

This story originally appeared at Undark Magazine. By Josie Glausiusz, November 29, 2017 HARVEY KARP, THE BESTSELLING author of the “The Happiest Baby on the Block,” has some advice on his website for frazzled new parents: “Remember — your baby’s brain was so big that you had to ‘evict’ her after 9 months,... Continue reading →

Cesarean Myths: “Mothers are Demanding Cesareans!”

Originally published July 2009 A report on Enterprisenews.com would have us all believe that the cesarean rate in the U.S. is being driven in some significant way by mothers demanding elective cesareans with hapless obstetricians following their orders. But is this true? While the Enterprise article cites the experiences of medical personnel... Continue reading →

Cesarean Scar Tattoos

Body art has existed for most of human history. Tattoos specifically can be found on mummies from several ancient cultures around the globe, the oldest dating back to the 4th millennium BCE. There are several reasons people choose to decorate their bodies permanently with ink – body image issues, marking a... Continue reading →