Writing and Interviews

I am a contributing writer for the DC Area Mom’s Blog and developed and wrote a blog for psychcentral called Maternity Matters.  You can also find my writing on various other blogs and websites including Mindful Return and Scary Mommy. Please see below for links to my posts and articles.

Maternity Matters: The Truth about Miscarriage

Last week  I made the case for the importance of speaking openly about pregnancy loss. My hope over the next few weeks is to shine a bright light on the many faces and facets of loss. 

I’m starting this week talking about miscarriages. As a refresher, miscarriage refers to pregnancy loss before 20 weeks. An estimated 10-25% of pregnancy’s will end in miscarriage, with most miscarriages occurring before the 13th week of pregnancy. As I noted last...

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Emma Basch
Maternity Matters: On Pregnancy Loss

In planning this week’s blog entry, my first topical post for Maternity Matters, I thought long and hard about where to begin. There is so much to explore and so much that deserves attention in the world of perinatal mental health. After much reflection, I settled on writing a series about pregnancy loss. 

Why? Because we don’t want to talk about! 

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Emma Basch
Maternity Matters: A Blog Introduction

Picture an image of a pregnant woman or a new mother. What do you think of? Is she the glowing yogini rubbing her perfectly round belly? Is she a new mom peacefully nursing her adorable healthy newborn? Or perhaps you are thinking of pregnant...

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Emma Basch