Category Archives: Unites States

Bringing Thor Home (USA)

The official pronouncement of Thor’s death came an hour after his delivery, but I’d known he was dead since he’d come out without a pulse. If they’d been able to resuscitate him, someone would have told me. The hospital staff said we could have him for half an hour. Once upon a time, stillborn babies…

Bringing Cedar Home (USA)

At 36+2 weeks, I had a regular prenatal appointment with my favorite client: my domestic partner, Watta. After two hours of discussions and planning for the last month of her pregnancy and the birth of our child, I laid my ear to her belly to listen to the familiar thump-thump-thump of our baby’s heartbeat. I…