birth

Having A Baby In The NICU Shattered My Beliefs About Control

Having a premature birth destroyed my long-held conviction that health problems are largely preventable or at least explainable,
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5 Things You Shouldn't Do In Labor, According To A Labor & Delivery Nurse

It doesn’t matter if you’re having your first baby or your fifth, the unknowns of labor & delivery can always be a little daunting.

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This Is Not How Nurses Treat Babies

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A nurse in Jacksonville, FL thinks it’s hilarious to use newborns like puppets for her own amusement. This is NOT how nurses treat babies!

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To The Mommas Whose Births I Have Had The Honor Of Witnessing

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My most precious memories are of the births of my own children, and right next to those, the memories of all the mommas and daddies and babies I have witnessed become families.

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

Life's busy with a newborn, okay? (Image Credit: Unsplash)

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...

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

We don’t often give pregnant people realistic expectations or dote on them postpartum, as we should. Image: Thinkstock.

CN: mention of postpartum depression/suicidality. Generally, in my experience, people often get so excited about a new baby, that they forget that postpartum women need doting on, too.

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Surviving Postpartum Depression And Hypnagogic Hallucinations

I was emotionally and physically depleted. Image: Thinkstock.

She was beautiful; I wanted to love her. But there was this nagging voice inside me: "What if I can’t love this baby as much as my son? Is there enough love for both of my children?"

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Why The Way We Portray Birth In Entertainment Matters

We have to believe that better birth is possible. Image: ABC.

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.

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