Caroline Chirichella Title: Writer Expertise: Pregnancy, Parenting, Mental Health Freelance writerHas contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and more Experience Caroline Chirichella is a freelance writer. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Health. She has also contributed to SHAPE Magazine, Parents, The Everymom, CafeMom, Elle, Newsday, and The Daily News. Too often, we don't talk about things that make us uncomfortable. That's where I want my writing to change things. I want to talk about the unpleasant, difficult things in life. It's what helps people open up and share their unique experiences. It helps undo the stigma that people feel discussing certain topics. About Health Health.com, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.