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  1. Nov 2019
    1. How this phenomenon translates into absolute, rather than relative, risk, however, is a bit thorny. A large study published in 2018, for instance, found that among women who had children between 34 and 47, 2.2 percent developed breast cancer within three to seven years after they gave birth (among women who never had children, the rate was 1.9 percent). Over all, according to the American Cancer Society, women between 40 and 49 have a 1.5 percent chance of developing breast cancer.

      The rates here are so low as to be nearly negligible on their face. Why bother reporting it?

  2. Oct 2019
    1. dgivenbirthtosixstill-bornchildren.ButafteratriptoEnglandandherhealthmuchimprovedshehasgivenbirthtotwolivingchildre

      Mrs. Jones had 6 stillbirths, then two healthy children

    2. IwrotethatIthoughtofgoingwithMr.Hallbutashewillnotstartun-tilthemiddleofsummerIhavegivenuptheideaasmycon-ditionwouldmakeitimpossibleformetotravelatthatt

      "my condition" is she pregnant?

    3. astnightMrs.Wheelergavebirthtoa.deadchild.Shehadbeenconnnedtoherbedfortwomonthspreviously,onaccountofconvulsionsandotherdifnculties.

      Mrs. Wheeler had a still birth after 2 months of complications

  3. Sep 2019
    1. AbouttheMiddleofAugMrsALyer]wasconnnedwithayoungSon—Soonattackedwiththeintermittentfeverwhichcontinuedtwomonths—Isnowrecovering—Doeslightwor

      Mrs. Ayer got sick from pregnancy and still only does light work

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  4. Mar 2018
    1. While I was pregnant, I found out that women love to recount their birth experiences. It didn’t matter if it was a new mom I ran into at my doctor’s office or the grandmotherly cashier at the grocery store: Everyone had a birth story to share.

      Never tell another woman your birth story. It's not a competition. It's always the worst when it is happening to you. And if you had a good experience--shut up about that too.