32 minutes | Nov 13th 2020

#13 Taboo: Pregnant and Swallowed a Handfuls of Pills; Never Prepared for the Screams; 'Pro-Life' Doc Almost Killed a Pregnant Woman

“Taboo” is a really complex concept in medicine. As healthcare workers treating patients, we are, in a way, stewards of secrets — secrets for patients, for our peers, and for our specialties. Chapter One, I Was Pregnant and Swallowed a Handfuls of Pills : (3:23): She wanted to end her life, now she wants to end the stigma surrounding depression. Story by Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA. Chapter Two, You’re Never Prepared for the Screams : (13:50): Telling people a loved one died is never easy. Story by Matthew K. Tobin, MD, PhD. Chapter Three, So Pro-Life That They Almost Killed a Pregnant Woman : (23:42): A pro-life doctor who did a pro-death thing. Story by Chavi Eve Karkowsky, Episode produced by Kristina Fiore Hosted by Amy Ho, MD Audio mixing/engineering by Greg Laub Theme music by Palomar