The CDC reports that the overall birth rate fell a little less than 1% after a slight overall rise in 2014. The timing pattern remained the same as it has generally since 2008, with births to women under 30 continuing
From the Guardian (Aug 21, 2016): “The rate of Texas women who died from complications related to pregnancy doubled from 2010 to 2014, a new study has found, for an estimated maternal mortality rate that is unmatched in any other state and
Here’s an overview piece on current fertility research around later motherhood. Among the methods discussed, lab-grown eggs from stem cells (“Growing eggs in the lab like this would yield a great many eggs unaffected by age for older women trying
My new piece on the Daily Beast makes two arguments: the current national school schedule forces women out of the work stream, and women can use the clout we’ve amassed to date to change things now. Though the mismatch of
The CDC reports that the 2011 US birth rate hit a historic low, at 63.2 births per 1000 women aged 15.44. The prior low was 63.6 in 1997. The rate in 2010 was 64.1, down from a recent high of
Here’s my entry at Daily Beast in this ongoing debate about America’s work/family misery. Looking past stating the problem to fixing it! We can do it! How Women (and Men) Can Have It All–Now Thanks to Anne-Marie Slaughter and The Atlantic for making the
The Real No-Brainer Fair Pay, Fertile Future Childcare as Infrastructure Remember Mama? Darn It! Recycling Frugality Slut Limbaugh Pushing Babies Ready or Not?