Why it’s so tough to get stories on the air about health issues facing mothers

Public radio producer Hillary Frank didn't have the childbirth experience she had planned. Nine years ago, her daughter was born healthy, but Hillary was severely injured by an episiotomy. She couldn’t walk for two months. That led her to create the parenting podcast “The Longest Shortest Time.” The episodes aren’t just about postpartum injuries, but also what it’s like being a trans dad, why kids have imaginary friends, sperm shopping, and why people don’t want to have kids. Now Hillary Frank has a new book out called “Weird Parenting Wins.”

The cover of “Weird Parenting Wins.” Photo credit: Penguin Random House.