Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: birth effects

  • A silent birth

    Rose A. DevasiaLouisville, Kentucky, United States As a physician married to another physician, I tried to do everything right during my first pregnancy. I took prenatal vitamins and folic acid before trying to conceive. I avoided any substance that could harm my baby. Caffeine, sushi, deli meat, wine—gone. I went to prenatal yoga (another name…