So many women dismissed, unseen, unheard by obstetrics. And for women of color, it's so much worse. Deep gratitude to the women of color who trained me to be a midwife from the very beginning Shafia Monroe Sarahn Henderson Nasrah Smith and to keep my eyes open, listen, and hear. And still so much more to learn... This article offers and opportunity for women to share their stories - so please share this piece with the midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, and OBs you know.
While an occasional drink is completely safe, it is true that the research linking alcohol to breast cancer is deadly solid: alcohol, regardless of whether it’s in Everclear or a vintage Bordeaux, is carcinogenic. It is something I tell my patients. Even good quality red wine can wreck hormone balance and sleep, too. What I didn't realize that researchers estimate that alcohol accounts for 15 percent of US breast cancer cases and deaths. The alcohol industry has been creating a false health halo around red wine for a very long time. Read more here.