It is finals time in grad school, so this week you get a link round-up! :)
Call for Submissions - Positive C-Section Stories
Danielle, blogger at Momotics, is looking for submissions to a blog carnival of positive stories of medically necessary c-sections! If you have one of these, please share!
How Toy Ad Vocabulary Reinforces Gender Stereotypes
Check out these word clouds of words used in commercials for toys geared towards either boys or girls. The results, while not shocking, are interesting to see.
The Smarter You Are the Stupider You Look
Annie at PhD in Parenting posted a really in-depth analysis of the study that was going around about how images of breastfeeding moms were perceived as being less-competent than non-breastfeeding mothers.
Epidural Use Tied to Length of Prenatal Care?
A study by the National Center for Health Statistics found that the more prenatal care you had, the more likely you are to use epidural anesthesia.Why would this be?
Support Global Mother's Health
Christy Turlington's new documentary No Woman, No Cry is heading around the country, and it looks excellent. Has anyone seen it? Check out the trailer at Dou-la-la's blog, and read about how buying a CD at Starbucks can help support global mother's health.
...and I thought this XKCD comic was cute! Someone should try this with the L&D nurses when they ask this question :)