A Pregnant Woman’s Body Is Not Her Own

And it’s not yours, either

Lindsay Hunter
Human Parts

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Photo: lina smith via flickr/CC BY 2.0

SSince I found out I was pregnant, I’ve had doctors’ appointments every month. Plus half a dozen trips to the lab to have blood drawn. Plus trips to the hospital where I’ll deliver, because that’s where the ultrasounds happen. I’m in my third trimester now, so my doctors’ appointments are every two weeks. In the final four weeks, I’ll have to go every…

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Lindsay Hunter
Human Parts

Lindsay Hunter is the author of two story collections and two novels, most recently Eat Only When You’re Hungry. She lives in Chicago.