Parenting Podcast And New Book By Hillary Frank Started With A Difficult Delivery : Shots - Health News - NPR
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Parenting Podcast And New Book By Hillary Frank Started With A Difficult Delivery : Shots - Health News - NPR

Hillary Frank struggled after an childbirth injury left her in chronic pain for months. Her podcast The Longest Shortest Time, and her book Weird Parenting Wins aim to give other parents a voice.

  Hillary Frank is the creator of the podcast The Longest Shortest Time.

  Richard Frank/Penguin Random House hide caption toggle caption Richard Frank/Penguin Random House Hillary Frank is the creator of the podcast The Longest Shortest Time.

  Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches by Hillary Frank Paperback, 246 pages | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book Title Weird Parenting Wins Subtitle Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches Author Hillary Frank Your purchase helps support NPR programming.

  She decided to start the podcast The Longest Shortest Time to talk about childbirth, sex and the dilemmas of parenting young children.

  On how an episiotomy that didn't heal properly, even after repairs, affected every aspect of her life for three years after the baby's birth On a purely physical level, I had to sit in a certain way in order to avoid being in pain when I was seated, and it gave me chronic pain in my hip and it made it difficult for me to even sit cross-legged.