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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
Nothing could have prepared me for either of my births.

My Birth Stories: The Blooper Reel

What I was not prepared for was this. When it was time to give birth to the placenta, gross thing really, it just kind of flops out and they drop it Read...
Sara Mann    |   02.10.17   |   SHARE
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You are not your trauma.

6 Ways To Cope With Trauma

*/ /*-->*/ A few years ago, the universe gave me a beautiful son, E. He suffered a stroke shortly after birth, and then was diagnosed with a rare Read...
Carrie Saum    |   01.4.17   |   SHARE
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Listen, a vagina is not an artificial waterway for babies to be born.

Let's Talk About Genitals: The Term Birth Canal Is The Actual Worst

The way we as a society discuss genitalia is already messed up and confusing. When the word “vagina” is used to mean everything from, well, “vagina” Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   11.10.16   |   SHARE
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Life's busy with a newborn, okay? (Image Credit: Unsplash)

15 Reasons Moms of Newborns Aren't Answering Your Calls (Or Texts)

In theory, the concept of a new mom not being able to answer your phone calls and/or texts right away should be self-explanatory... but for some Read...
Allison Cooper    |   11.4.16   |   SHARE
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Pregnancy demands a lot from the body.

Pregnancy Helped Me Appreciate My Body

I was lucky enough to avoid a great deal of body negativity growing up. Some of it had to do with my family and friends being positive role models, Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   11.2.16   |   SHARE
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So much of my pregnancy and delivery were marked by fear and anxiety, rather than acceptance and a growing confidence in my body’s abilities. (Image: Thinkstock)

Does Body Confidence Have An Effect On Pregnancy And Labor?

In the final weeks of pregnancy with my second child, I went to a group appointment alongside other mothers-to-be and their partners at my Read...
Sarah Bregel    |   09.23.16   |   SHARE
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We receive mixed cultural messages about antidepressants and pregnancy. (Image: Thinkstock)

Should You Take Anti-Depressants During Pregnancy?

When my husband and I began trying to conceive, I was anxious about how my antidepressant medication would affect a pregnancy, especially after Read...
Patricia Grisafi    |   09.9.16   |   SHARE
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