Pre & Post Partum

Uppity Science Chick

By Riva Preil

Dear readers, I have found SUCH an incredible and informative website that I simply MUST share it with you. Not only because the quote on the homepage is fantastic, (“Well behaved women rarely make history,†Laurel Thatcher Ulrich), but because the evidence-based material on the website is amazing.

Kudos to Dr. Kathleen Kendall, PhD, for creating Uppity Science Chick, an educational and helpful website that provides an abundant amount of material for women. Dr. Kendall discusses a wide array of topics including women’s health, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, Omega-3s, and obesity. She provides articles and research for the material that she shares which enables readers to make informed health-related decisions.

According to Dr. Kendall, “I have had a lot of people ask me about why I started this site. It all started with some conversations with some male colleagues who implied, among other things, that “girls can’t do science.” Au contraire! Not only can “girls” do science, but they are setting the world on fire with their discoveries. These studies can change your life. offers a forum for sharing current and noteworthy research on the mind-body connection and how it relates to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, trauma and PTSD, depression in new mothers, and breastfeeding. I hope you find these studies to be helpful in your work–and life.â€

Thank you, Dr. Kendall, for sparking our curiosity fires and providing us with the ability to learn and grow. Not only are you a “girl who does science,†but you are an inspiration who is ROCKING THE RESEARCH. Please keep the material coming!

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU- please share your thoughts! What is YOUR favorite article on Uppity Science Chick?

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