childbirth

How much of a priority is paternity leave?

The closing pitcher for tonight’s baseball playoff game is taking 3 days of paternity leave because of the birth of his daughter this morning. He will miss 2 games as a result. Given that his wife had no medical issues with the birth, shouldn’t he be out there doing his job the next two nights? […]

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Therapy as First Resort

Have you noticed a number of recent articles encouraging new mothers to consider therapy? Some of the articles reassure pregnant women that various emotions after childbirth are normal and a therapist can help work through them.  Others suggest that preventive therapy is a good idea. Line up someone to talk to so that when you

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Why the different childbirth rules?

In Leviticus 12 it talks about the purification of women after childbirth. Why is the woman considered unclean for twice the amount of time if she gives birth to a female than if she gives birth to a male? (I understand being unclean from a medical perspective of healing, but I thought it took the

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