Kerry Grens, a reporter for WHYY, reported yesterday on pregnancy and the healthcare system, particularly in Philadelphia. She specifically talks about screening tests, unnecessary interventions, and potentially fatal risks being presented to pregnant women out of context. She also mentions a woman who makes pills out of placentas to deal with post-partum depression. YUCK. YUCK.
She stresses the idea of pregnancy as a healthy condition which can easily get “medicalized” by testing, stress, and fears. Her report is directly in line with one of my recent posts about pregnancy and healthcare, but, like a good reporter, her article is well-researched and well-edited.