The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #129: Casey Wilson, Jessi Klein and a Dinosaur Dick-Punching a Bear

Two funny moms walk into a hot, foam-lined room; bonding over epidurals, antidepressants, and baby boy apparel ensues. Actress Casey Wilson guest hosts and digs in deep with her pal, comedy writer Jessi Klein.

EPISODE #110: Risky Birth-ness

When you give birth by cesarean, doctors are required to warn you of the risks. But not so with vaginal delivery. Hillary interviews Kiera Butler about her recent article in Mother Jones on the risks of vaginal birth and why we should be talking about them more.

We’re in Mutha!

Check out Meg Lemke’s interview in Mutha with Hillary on why she started LST, parental judging, and our natural birth series.

I Talk Natural Birth with Brian Lehrer

In honor of Mother’s Day (and my recent partnership with WNYC), I go on the Brian Lehrer Show to talk about what I’ve learned from digging deep into my own birth story and interviewing Ina May Gaskin.

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 #28: The Missing Chapter to Ina May’s Guide

I tell the mother of modern midwifery that she has let me down. **If you wanted a natural birth and didn’t get one, leave a comment on this blog post for Ina May Gaskin.** Part 2 of a three-part series on natural birth.

EPISODE #27: Rewriting Your Birth Story

Join me as I attempt to rewrite my traumatic birth story, four years after the fact. Part 1 of a three-part series on natural birth.

In Andromeda

This is probably going to be a controversial topic with LST-ers, but for any of you who have ever felt betrayed by the natural/home birth movement, you must, must, must read Brenda Shaughnessy’s poem “Our Andromeda” from her book of the same title. I talked in episode 4 about feeling like I had failed at […]