pregnancy

What If A Child Is Right For Me, But Childbirth Isn’t?

Wanting a child and wanting to experience childbirth are two very different things.

Wanting a child and wanting to experience childbirth are two very different things.

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I Spent More Than $80,000 To Have My Kids, And I’d Do It Again

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I always wanted to be a mother. I loved kids and they loved me. The only problem was, my defective reproductive system didn’t get that memo.

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12 Alternatives To A Gender Reveal Party

I keep waiting for the wane of the “gender reveal party,” one of the most widely-disparaged-on-social-media parenting trends.

I keep waiting for the wane of the “gender reveal party,” one of the most widely-disparaged-on-social-media parenting trends.

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What It’s Really Like To Be Depressed And Pregnant

There's nothing more surreal than being depressed and pregnant during what was otherwise one of the happiest times of my life.

There's nothing more surreal than being depressed and pregnant during what was otherwise one of the happiest times of my life.

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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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I Feel Like I Owe My Black Daughter An Apology — And She Isn't Even Born Yet​

I'm afraid of the day that I have to explain sexism to her. I get teary-eyed at the thought of explaining racism to her.

It's strange to think that at the end of the year I will be the

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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 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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Keeping Intimacy Interesting When Trying To Have A Baby

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Ovulation tracking, scheduling sex, optimizing positions - it is ironic and downright unfair that the act of baby making can feel so unsexy.

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Pregnancy Announcements Can Be Hard When Dealing With Infertility

So why do pregnancy announcements still affect me so much?

Pregnancy announcements are the norm all over social media. But for someone experiencing infertility, seeing those announcements can be triggering.

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