I share a lot of articles and other blog posts on the Anthro Doula Facebook, but I try to keep it to a minimum so that no one's News Feed is overwhelmed. I like to share in other venues because it's quick, hits a lot of people at once, and I don't always have time to blog about it. I also share a lot of things on Twitter. Basically, Twitter gets a lot of things that Facebook doesn't get, if I feel it's not as incredibly interesting (lower priority or range of potential interest), or if I feel like I've already shared enough on Facebook for the time being :) So the order of sharing birth/health/anthropology links, in order of increasing magnitude, is This Blog -> Facebook -> Twitter. If you are on Twitter and don't yet follow me, you can find me @AnthroDoula
So here they are, in no particular order, in case you missed any news in the past couple weeks...
Anthropologist Kate Clancy at Context and Variation blog writes about notions of menstruation as polluting the hunt in It's Camping Season, Don't Forget to Menstruate! Or, Man the Hunter and Woman the Menstruator
All 49 Massachusetts hospitals are now "bag free" - formula bags, that is.
Science and Sensibility examines the research - Let Labor Begin on Its Own: A New Study from BJOG Seems To Say Otherwise for Twin Pregnancies
Jennifer Block on Slate with a great analysis "Did a Daily Beast story on the dangers of home birth rely too heavily on the views of one activist?"
As Birth Anthropologists have been saying for years! - A Washington Post article called "Fear may increase length of labor"
Good post from Banned from Baby Showers on "minding your own birth"
U.S. not best place to be a woman
What Obamacare Means for Women - A really informative slide show!
Why Are American Kids So Spoiled? - A New Yorker article that examines parenting and kids across cultures, including some anthropological work
"Why Women Still Can't Have It All" - The Atlantic article, and some responses via Feministing blog
Study: Feminists more likely than Non-Feminists to support Attachment Parenting
Amazing 25 second MRI video of a human birth - This has gone viral so I'm sure you've seen it, but just in case you haven't, check it out!
Mothers and Infants from an Evolutionary Perspective: an interview with Sarah Blaffer Hrdy on Scientific American's Primate Diaries blog and Part II: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy on the Evolutionary Lessons of Motherhood