From Journal of Singing

The Impact of Pregnancy on the Singing Voice

“In 1999 I was newly married and in the midst of doctoral studies in voice at The Ohio State University when I discovered that I was expecting a baby.  As a student, graduate teaching assistant, and adjunct faculty member at another college, I was unsure how this would affect my singing and my performance obligations over the next nine months.  Shaken and insecure, I immediately forfeited an opera role scheduled for the following May…” This is the opening of my research article, “The Impact of Pregnancy on the Singing Voice:  A Case Study”, which appears in the January/February 2012 issue…