BOOK

"HIGH RISK: A DOCTOR'S NOTES ON PREGNANCY, BIRTH, AND THE UNEXPECTED"

NOW OUT FROM LIVERIGHT (W.W. NORTON & COMPANY)

March 2020

This book was written to discuss all the ways that our society doesn't realistically talk about women's reproductive health -  including pregnancy, contraception, pregnancy termination, and more - and all that we miss because we don't. In it, there are stories of birth, and of complications, and of loss.  There are stories of how our medical system saves us, and fails us. There are stories of unconditional love and also of boundless tragedy, and often the same story has both. 

My work in high-risk pregnancy grants me access to a corner of the world that is full of extraordinary and complicated experiences, ones that ask women and their families to be stronger, braver, and more vulnerable than most of us know. I wrote this book because those stories deserve thought and attention; and because we are all richer for knowing them.  

Notebook

OTHER WRITING

AS A HIGH-RISK OBSTETRICIAN, I’M USED TO MAKING TOUGH DECISIONS. THEN PREGNANT WOMEN SHOWED UP WITH COVID-19.

June 2020

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PREGNANT WOMEN IN HOSPITALS CAN GET EXCELLENT TREATMENT BUT TERRIBLE CARE

March 2020

YOU NEED ME TO HAVE A MASK

March 2020

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FINDING ROOM IN AMERICA’S ICUS IS ALREADY COMPLICATED

March 2020

ARE WE CALCULATING MATERNAL MORTALITY CORRECTLY?

January 2020

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I FOUND THE OUTER LIMITS OF MY PRO-CHOICE BELIEFS

THE ATLANTIC

August 2019

NEW ABORTION LAWS ARE ESPECIALLY CRUEL TO MY PATIENTS WITH HIGH-RISK PREGNANCIES

WASHINGTON POST

May 2019

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DOCTORS ACTUALLY HAVE A CHANCE TO UPEND THE GUN DEBATE

SLATE MAGAZINE

November 2018

THE WAIT CAN KILL YOU

SLATE MAGAZINE

October 2017

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WHY IS U.S. MORTALITY SO HIGH?

WITH CARA HEUSER, MD

SLATE MAGAZINE

May 2018

WILLIE PARKER’S MORAL ARGUMENT FOR CHOICE MADE ME A BETTER DOCTOR

SLATE MAGAZINE

May 2017

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IUDS ARE NOT THE ANSWER TO TRUMP AND THE GOP

SLATE MAGAZINE

February 2017

ZIKA AND HOLIDAY TRAVEL: SHOULD YOU DELAY YOUR HOLIDAY TRIP?

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT

December 2016

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IS YOUR BIRTH CONTROL MAKING YOU DEPRESSED?

SLATE MAGAZINE

October 2016

STOP MEASURING PREGNANCIES IN MONTHS!

SLATE MAGAZINE

August 2016

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ZIKA’S ARRIVED—AMERICA NEEDS TO QUIT YAWNING AND PAY ATTENTION TO WOMEN’S HEALTH

THE DAILY BEAST

June 2016

THE HARDEST ABORTION I’VE EVER HAD TO PERFORM

THE DAILY BEAST

April 2016

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3 TIMES IT'S GOOD TO BE A "BAD" PATIENT

HEALTH MAGAZINE

February 2016

THE BIG QUESTION: DO PREGNANT WOMEN NEED THE FLU SHOT?

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

December 2015

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DO-IT-YOURSELF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

SLATE MAGAZINE

October 2015

“CAN I CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY?”:

HOW MY PATIENTS FACE THE HOLIDAY AFTER A MISCARRIAGE

SLATE MAGAZINE

May 2015

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PREGNANT WORKERS’ RIGHTS:

IT’S ILLEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST PREGNANT WOMEN. BUT EMPLOYERS OFTEN DO

WITH LIZ MORRIS, JD

SLATE MAGAZINE

March 2015

ENDLESS BLOOD:

HOW SMART USE OF AN OLD TECHNOLOGY IS SAVING WOMEN’S LIVES 

SLATE MAGAZINE

November 2014

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THE LIMITS OF THE ARTIFICIAL WOMB:

FUTURISTIC REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES CAN’T FIX THESE COMMON PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS

SLATE MAGAZINE

Novmeber 2014

IN DEFENSE OF EGG-FREEZING BENEFITS

SLATE MAGAZINE

October 2014

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SORRY YOU WERE TRICKED INTO A C-SECTION: 

WHAT DISAPPROVING FRIENDS DON’T UNDERSTAND ABOUT CESAREAN BIRTHS

SLATE MAGAZINE

July 2014

A HOSPITAL’S MOST IMPORTANT SECRET SYSTEM

SLATE MAGAZINE

May 2014

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WHEN A PLACENTA TRIES TO KILL A MOTHER

THE ATLANTIC

March 2014

SAVE THE MOTHER OR SAVE THE BABY?


SLATE MAGAZINE

October 2013

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SECOND-TRIMESTER TRAGEDY:

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MY PATIENTS LOSE AN ALMOST-VIABLE PREGNANCY

SLATE MAGAZINE

January 2014

HOW I TREAT PATIENTS WHO REFUSE BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS

SLATE MAGAZINE

June 2013

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© 2018 by Chavi Eve Karkowsky, MD.