Babylost: An Interview with Monica Casper

Sociologist Monica Casper, who has written previously on fetal surgery, has published a new book called Babylost: Racism, Survival, and the Quiet Politics of Infant Mortality, from A to Z. The book consists of a series of essays related to stillbirth and newborn death, arranged alphabetically by topic.


Lara: In my research for The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy, I did not come across the term “babylost,” and I was just so struck and moved by it. As I was reading your book I wondered, is this your own term? Or did you find it during your research? Where’s this term from? And why did you use it as your title?

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