Posts Tagged: pregnancy

Another September 11… Miss America

September 11th is a date indelible in America’s collective consciousness. But the date shares another less remembered benchmark, one whose impact is still felt today. In 1954, September 11th was the very first live nationally broadcast Miss America Contest. For

Another September 11… Miss America

September 11th is a date indelible in America’s collective consciousness. But the date shares another less remembered benchmark, one whose impact is still felt today. In 1954, September 11th was the very first live nationally broadcast Miss America Contest. For

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

Vintage baby photo 1920s

A Jazz Age Baby

In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age babe

Vintage baby photo 1920s

A Jazz Age Baby

In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age babe

vintage photo pulp fiction woman

Remembering Abortion Before Roe v Wade

Today on the 43rd anniversary of Roe V Wade and with the Supreme Court set to revisit  women’s fundamental right to access abortion in the Whole Woman’s Health v Cole Case, the most serious threat to abortion rights since 1992-

vintage photo pulp fiction woman

Remembering Abortion Before Roe v Wade

Today on the 43rd anniversary of Roe V Wade and with the Supreme Court set to revisit  women’s fundamental right to access abortion in the Whole Woman’s Health v Cole Case, the most serious threat to abortion rights since 1992-

vintage illustration woman upset

Controlling Women’s Bodies – Risky Business

If some right-wing fanatics have their way, every day will be Throwback Thursday if they stop government funding of Planned Parenthood. Other than in the retro world of Republicans who seem nostalgic for those pre Roe V Wade days, there

vintage illustration woman upset

Controlling Women’s Bodies – Risky Business

If some right-wing fanatics have their way, every day will be Throwback Thursday if they stop government funding of Planned Parenthood. Other than in the retro world of Republicans who seem nostalgic for those pre Roe V Wade days, there

vintage illustration couple smoking cigarettes

Smoking and Pregnant – Just What the Doctor Ordered PtII

  1954 was a good year for smokers and an even better one for the big tobacco companies. For a baby in utero…not so much. After the previous years blistering reports on the dangers of cigarettes,  1954 new years resolutions

vintage illustration couple smoking cigarettes

Smoking and Pregnant – Just What the Doctor Ordered PtII

  1954 was a good year for smokers and an even better one for the big tobacco companies. For a baby in utero…not so much. After the previous years blistering reports on the dangers of cigarettes,  1954 new years resolutions

Smoking- Just What the Doctor Ordered

In mid-century America more doctors may have smoked camels, but pregnant women preferred Philip Morris. At least as far as my own baby-bound mother was concerned. In 1954  it would be a good tens years before the Surgeon General’s landmark

Smoking- Just What the Doctor Ordered

In mid-century America more doctors may have smoked camels, but pregnant women preferred Philip Morris. At least as far as my own baby-bound mother was concerned. In 1954  it would be a good tens years before the Surgeon General’s landmark

illustration Baby and stork

All American Childbirth-Fit For a Queen…or a King

As swarms of photographers and reporters camp outside St Marys Hospital, waiting for that fateful final royal push, Kate Middleton is reported to be keen on giving birth naturally, even considering hypnosis to deal with the pain of childbirth without

illustration Baby and stork

All American Childbirth-Fit For a Queen…or a King

As swarms of photographers and reporters camp outside St Marys Hospital, waiting for that fateful final royal push, Kate Middleton is reported to be keen on giving birth naturally, even considering hypnosis to deal with the pain of childbirth without