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To The Photographer Who Thinks Cesarean Birth Isn't "Real" Childbirth

"Cesarean birth is beautiful, powerful, strong, and brave." Read...
Bryn Huntpalmer    |   03.2.17   |   SHARE
 I hit a wall, and begged for an epidural. (Image: Thinkstock)

My VBAC Was Supposed To Be Magic; Nope, I Hated It

When I got pregnant for the third time, I was determined to have an unmedicated VBAC. I had big plans. This VBAC was going to be my birth experience Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   10.3.16   |   SHARE
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We don’t often give pregnant people realistic expectations or dote on them postpartum, as we should. Image: Thinkstock.

The Postpartum Period Is For Self-Care (Not Just Taking Care Of The Baby)

CN: mention of postpartum depression/suicidality. Generally, in my experience, people often get so excited about a new baby, that they forget that Read...
Sarah Bregel    |   07.29.16   |   SHARE
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My epidural made me stop wanting to die. Image: Thinkstock.

Whether Or Not Someone Gets An Epidural Is None Of Your Business

We compare birth stories like war stories. Twelve hours of labor, 32 hours of labor, three hours of pushing, we fall into the trap of trying to one- Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   07.18.16   |   SHARE
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A simple flu shot would have changed everything. Image: Melissa Barvels.

I Didn't Get The Flu Shot While I Was Pregnant — And Wound Up Giving Birth In A Coma

A simple flu shot would have changed everything. It would have saved my family and I a lot of heartache; it would have prevented me and my son from Read...
Melissa Barvels of Babble    |   06.30.16   |   SHARE
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We have to believe that better birth is possible. Image: ABC.

Why The Way We Portray Birth In Entertainment Matters

We are taught to fear birth from early on in our lives, and the way it’s portrayed for entertainment’s sake plays a huge, disturbing role in that. Read...
Sarah Bregel    |   06.3.16   |   SHARE
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The baby is on the outside. Image: Thinkstock.

The Shower, PTSD, And My Traumatic Labor

[CN: PTSD, pregnancy, birth] Something snapped inside me and I was transported backwards in time. Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   05.23.16   |   SHARE
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