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I Thought I Was "Too Young" For Mental Health Problems

I wish I had realized there was no such thing as being too young to have mental health issues.

I wish I had realized there was no such thing as being too young to have mental health issues. That there was nothing shameful about postpartum struggles.

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This Is Postpartum: A New Project Celebrating All Postpartum Bodies And Their Differences

Jen McLellan of @PlusMommy

Meg Boggs reached out to other mom bloggers to share their own postpartum bodies for her project This Is Postpartum. They did and the result is beautiful.

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Kate Middleton To Tammy Duckworth: Redefining Postpartum? Or Just Pushing Women To Do More?

By Ricky Wilson [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

I wish that our culture valued the most vital month postpartum as a time for healing our bodies and holding our babies. Sadly, I’m not sure we ever will.

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I Tell My Small Children Where Babies Come From

The first step to teaching small children where babies come from is by always correctly naming their body parts.

I tell my small children the truth about where babies come from because it is a natural biological function that has been shrouded in shame and control for too long.

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Male Midwives: Valuable Addition To Patient Care Or A Big Old Nope?

Did you know that male midwives are a thing? Would you choose a male midwife?

Did you know that male midwives are a thing? Would you choose a male midwife? Would you refuse one if he were assigned to you? Let's talk!

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The Birth Of Our Rainbow Baby 

Rainbow Baby Franklin by Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

He is FINALLY here — our rainbow baby is home.

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I'm Scared To Have A Baby

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After gaining as much as forty pounds and pushing a cantaloupe out my vagina, I wondered: will my body ever be the same?

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How Much Air Can A Vagina Hold? And 7 Other Fun Facts About Your Post-Baby-Baby-Baby Body

image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

I didn’t want an episiotomy. And I told my doctor so on page three of my seven page birth plan.

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

In childbirth, choice is a luxury. There is no “should” — only what is.

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 a failure.

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To The Photographer Who Thinks Cesarean Birth Isn't "Real" Childbirth

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"Cesarean birth is beautiful, powerful, strong, and brave."

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