In the midst of your Mother's Day celebrations, take some time to remember your cousin in Houston whose fertility treatments are failing, your next-door neighbor who had a stillbirth three years ago, or your grandmother who lost a child but could never bring herself to tell anyone.
Unless you are a deeply devoted Catholic and want your local bishop to make your most intimate medical decisions, when the ambulance pulls up, have your own ethical and moral directive saying: Do Not Take Me to a Catholic Hospital.
Liked or disliked, cases of drug using pregnant women have huge legal implications for all pregnant women -- potentially setting a devastating precedent that could establish special, separate legal rights for the fetus.
Many of you reading this will have experienced something similar or know of someone who has. The question is how can you get through the turmoil of losing a baby and turn it in to a healing experience?
Giving birth, whether in medically-advanced countries or in the developing world, is shrouded in mystery. Women have to face pregnancy with a "wait and see" approach to whether it will go well, or not.