Misdiagnosed Miscarriage: Side Effect of Good Israeli Healthcare?

Please welcome Maya from How to Be Israeli for today's guest post. About a year ago, I left an anonymous comment on this blog. In response to the disturbing story about feticide at 40 weeks, I shared myown fears about prenatal testing here in Israel. When should I call my doctor to get his … [Read more...]

Late-Term Abortions in Israel: Too Many?

My daughter was looking through old newspapers for a project when she called one to my attention. When I say the subtitle "Dozens of Israeli women undergo unnecessary late-term abortions," I thought it would be about cases where the fetus turned out to be healthy. But it turned out that the … [Read more...]

Fasting on Yom Kippur During Pregnancy

Yom Kippur begins this Friday evening, September 17, and continues until Saturday evening. According to the Shulchan Aruch, the Code of Jewish Law, pregnant and nursing women are required to fast both on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement ) and Tisha B'Av (9 Av, a day of mourning for the destruction of … [Read more...]

Supply and Demand in Breastfeeding at Green Prophet

I have a guest post up at Green Prophet, Breastfeeding and "Supply and Demand." If you know anyone worried about not having enough milk, this is a good place to start. … [Read more...]

Dr. Hanna Katan: Large Families,Yes. Demanding Careers for Mothers, No.

Ynet interviews Dr. Hanna Katan, religious Zionist mother of thirteen and gynecologist with a sub-specialty in fertility. Katan considers a large family to be the ideal and has served on a committe to encourage secular mothers to have more babies. Her own mother raised eight children and served as a … [Read more...]

Why I made a career out of motherhood–The Early Years

You can find the introduction to this series here.I'll spare you the gory details of the mistakes I inflicted on my oldest through my inexperience, particularly the destruction of a particularly excellent breastfeeding relationship thanks to the ignorant advice of my pediatrician and others. Truth … [Read more...]

Sex vs. Breastfeeding

Note: The columns by Rabbi Boteach are no longer available online. Rabbi Boteach urged a mother of an 11-month-old to wean in order to preserve her marriage.  I agree with him that having a strong marriage is a top priority. If one or both partners are unhappy the children will suffer, and will … [Read more...]