Monday, April 11, 2011

Infertility in the media

I just finished watching the newest House episode.  For those of you who watch House and haven't seen it, come back and read later...

The episode was about a man with unexplainable symptoms (as always) whose wife ended up getting sick just like him.  The doctors went to the couple's home to test for toxins and such, and one of the doctors found a baby outfit in the bottom of her bedroom closet (where the hoarding had started).  Apparently the wife had infertility, then later you find out that she had 3 miscarriages that she didn't tell her husband about.  The miscarried babies is what triggered the hoarding.

Watching this reminded me of a post by Matching Moonheads about infertile women portrayed in the media.  For the woman on the House episode, infertility made her crazy, so she started hoarding everything.  It really bothered me, so DH had to pause the Tivo while I ranted for a minute before resuming the episode.  Matching Moonheads responds to this topic so much more eloquently than I can, so head on over to her blog to check out her post on this topic.

3 comments:

  1. There are so many things the media gets wrong - if only they would take just a few minutes to do some actual research instead of sensationalizing everything. But wait, that would actually mean they might do some GOOD - nevermind :(.

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  2. I'm about to head over to her site to read her post but can you help me for a sec. I'm trying to figure out how to follow her blog. Usually I can click follow at the top left but there is nothing on her blog that says anything. Help!

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  3. ACG- Since she has a Wordpress blog, you can't follow it from her page. You need to do it from your Blogger home page (Dashboard). Under the section "Blogs I'm following" there's an "Add" and "Manage" button. Click the "Add" button, and type the URL of her blog in the line, followed by "Next", etc. Hopefully that should work for you :)

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