Aileen Weintraub is a freelance writer and editor who lives in New York with her family. She has published more than 50 books for children and young adults; her latest, Secret’s of the American Museum of Natural History, will be released in spring 2017. Her articles have appeared on Scary Mommy, The Manifest Station, and in Hudson Valley Parent Magazine. She is currently working on a comedic memoir entitled Womb Service.
My obstetrician was mumbling something between my legs. I was four months pregnant and feeling unusual pressure in my lower belly. The plan was to get it checked out and then go for dinner with my…husband. Suddenly, the doctor lifted her head; now I could understand some of the words coming out of her mouth, and when I heard them my world shifted. My baby’s life was in danger. As the doctor spoke, my eyes blurred and my head began to spin. “Incompetent cervix,” “hostile uterus”… all I knew as… >> Read More