childbirth

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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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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For the first year of my daughter’s life, while the fog of depression had enveloped me, I was positive I was alone. (Image:Thinkstock)

No Mother Is An Island: Surviving Postpartum Depression 

My daughter was just reaching her first birthday before the dense fog of postpartum depression started to lift off of me. I didn’t realize it right Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   09.23.16   |   SHARE
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Shulevitz thus calls for a feminism — one that she calls “caregiverism” — that “demand[s] dignity and economic justice for parents dissatisfied with a few weeks of unpaid parental leave.” Image: Thinkstock.

If Childcare Is The Key To Gender Equality And Parental Happiness, Can We Get It Now?

Judith Shulevitz recently noted in the New York Times that although “unmarried childless women have overcome every barrier to opportunity you can Read...
Ariel Chesler    |   08.12.16   |   SHARE
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I don’t regret a thing. I feel no guilt, because I know what I did was the right thing to do. Image: Thinkstock.

5 Things I Regret About My Abortion (That Aren't My Abortion)

When I found myself facing an unwanted pregnancy, and after having spent the good part of two years pregnant, I knew right away that I would have an Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   07.20.16   |   SHARE
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Why aren’t the feelings of the woman valid? Shouldn’t she be listening to her body? Her mind? Image: Thinkstock

Stop Making Married Moms Feel Bad About Not Having Sex

While we know adjusting to a new baby can profoundly impact a couple’s life (including sexual intimacy), we, as a society, act like it shouldn’t. We Read...
Sarah Hosseini    |   07.5.16   |   SHARE
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We want him to know that while things will change when his sister gets here, he can always come to us for anything, and we will always make time for him. Image:  Elizabeth Kardaseva/Pixabay.

5 Things I Plan On Doing Before I Become A Mom Of Two

I’m not going to lie or sugarcoat my feelings right now — I’m nervous about going from a mom of one to a mom of two. My son is seven, so he, my Read...
Allison Cooper    |   06.28.16   |   SHARE
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Let’s face it, six weeks is a long time to go without anything that you love. Image: Pixabay.

Will My Husband Make It Six Weeks Postpartum Without Sex?

I’m well aware that this should probably be the last thing on my mind as we get ready to deliver Baby Number Two in a few months, but it’s there. Yes Read...
Allison Cooper    |   05.31.16   |   SHARE
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