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I'm Scared To Have A Baby

After gaining as much as forty pounds and pushing a cantaloupe out my vagina, I wondered: will my body ever be the same? Read...
Melissa Petro    |   06.5.17   |   SHARE
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How Much Air Can A Vagina Hold? And 7 Other Fun Facts About Your Post-Baby-Baby-Baby Body

I didn’t want an episiotomy. And I told my doctor so on page three of my seven page birth plan. Read...
joni edelman   |   05.31.17   |   SHARE
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In childbirth, choice is a luxury. There is no “should” — only what is.

Natural Childbirth Is Great But Let's Stop Pretending It's A Matter Of Choice

We are already so hard on women, and women are so hard on themselves. We shouldn’t set them up to feel like any birth that ends in a healthy child is Read...
Dana Norris of Role Reboot    |   04.10.17   |   SHARE
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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
Minds
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
Bodies
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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