Lara Freidenfelds is a historian, a blogger, and a stay-at-home parent. Her first book, The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America was published in 2009 by Johns Hopkins University Press. It received the Emily Toth Award in Women’s Studies from the Popular Culture/American Culture Association and was reviewed as “thorough and engaging” and “well-written and accessible.”
Lara is frequently called upon to talk about sex, parenting and women’s health. She is a regular contributor to Nursing Clio, and has written for the Washington Post. She publishes her own blog, larafreidenfelds.com/blog.
Her latest book is The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America. She has shared her ideas about miscarriage in invited talks at Yale, Berkeley, Harvard, Rutgers, and the Hastings Center for Bioethics, and has talked about them on TV, radio, and via podcast. She has spent a lot of time discussing the subject with other moms and dads, as well, as they rolled their children around in strollers and pushed them on swings.