The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #38: Pediatricians, They’re Just Like Us

Pediatrician Jessica Franklin figured she had a handle on newborns. But then she had a baby and wound up feeling like the “worst, most educated rookie ever.”

EPISODE #35: Picturing Her

When Giancarlo Roma was four years old, his sister Mary died the day she was born—an experience that he says trained him to write a book from the perspective of an elderly woman.

EPISODE #29: The Shortest Day

Poet Arielle Greenberg’s son Day dies 31 weeks into her pregnancy. At which point, she makes a whole bunch of choices that not many women would make, so she can emerge from stillbirth not completely broken. And . . . it works. Part 3 of a three-part series on natural birth.

EPISODE #23: The Longest Longest Time

Lisa’s longest shortest time lasted 11 years. And it all went down before she even had a baby.

EPISODE #4: Don’t Make Me Be Your Miracle

After having her first child, a woman experiences heart failure and is told she has less than a 50 percent chance of surviving another pregnancy. Through a surrogate, she finally gets her “miracle” baby and is surprised to discover he’s just a regular old baby.