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Acceptance has been the greatest lesson of all.

Rav's Repro: On The Loss Of A Child And The Struggle To Make One

Rav’s Repro is a column in which Erin explores all topics related to reproduction and reproductive rights. Read...
Erin Khar    |   02.14.17   |   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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The pain of miscarriage lingers every single day.

My Miscarriage Left Me Holding My Body In Contempt

When a bereaved mother is left alone, how deep into the recesses of her mind does she wander? Does she surface for air? Does she want to come out at Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   02.1.17   |   SHARE
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My blue plus sign appeared immediately, like some hormonal Harry Potter spell.

It's Not Baby Weight: The Plus Sign

While I knew next to nothing about being pregnant, I was certain about one thing: it isn't a joyous-miracle-of-life experience for fat women. Read...
Casey Gilly    |   01.30.17   |   SHARE
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Most of all, be proactively there and present for your friend.

6 Things To Do For A Family After The Loss Of A Baby

*/ /*-->*/ Watching a friend or loved one go through the heartache of losing a child can be a horribly painful thing to do. If you yourself have Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   01.9.17   |   SHARE
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Be there for your friend, but be very careful what you say.

6 Things You Should Never Say To A Mother After A Miscarriage

Whether this is news to you, seemingly irrelevant to you, or deeply personal to your experience, this truth remains that statistically speaking, one Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   12.29.16   |   SHARE
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image credit: Staci Sheets

 The Things I Didn't Know About My Rainbow Baby

A year and a half later, in 1995, I would give birth to my first living child — the child that the world considered my first child, that is really my Read...
joni edelman   |   12.23.16   |   SHARE
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Photoshopped in-womb: just say no. (Image Credit: Pexels)

Your Photoshopped Fetus Creeps Me Out

Let’s just all as a human race hold hands, sing kumbaya, and admit that ultrasound pics look like something out of Dia de Los Muertos rather than an Read...
Elizabeth Broadbent    |   12.2.16   |   SHARE
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