pregnancy

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

I Tell My Small Children Where Babies Come From

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 Read...
Sam Milam    |   11.28.17   |   SHARE
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To be shamed while pregnant is so upsetting.

What It's Like To Be Shamed While Pregnant

I’m not even a mother yet, but I’ve never felt as disparaged in my life as I do now, as a pregnant mom-to-be. To be shamed while pregnant is so Read...
Brittany L. Stalsburg    |   10.23.17   |   SHARE
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Did you know that male midwives are a thing? Would you choose a male midwife?

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? Would you refuse one if he were assigned to you? Let's talk! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.6.17   |   SHARE
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I'm answering all of those early pregnancy questions so you can stop Googling!

16 Common Early Pregnancy Questions You're Too Afraid To Ask

You're pregnant, and you’re worried. I get it, I have six kids! So I'm answering common early pregnancy questions so you can worry less. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.28.17   |   SHARE
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I can tune into all of those things, seek out help from our doctor who will manage this with us, and trust that my body will keep telling me what she needs.

Overcoming Gestational Diabetes

The shame was overwhelming. Why was my body broken? What had I done to my baby? I began to spiral into self-loathing. Gestational diabetes felt like Read...
Carrie Saum    |   09.6.17   |   SHARE
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Let’s stop all this one-size-fits-all, unrealistic expectations approach to pregnancy, and let’s put our energy into making sure that pregnant people have the support and resources they need for themselves, their fetuses, and their kids. (Image Credit: Instagram/stylish_bump)

Please Don't Expect All Pregnant People To Be Serena Williams

The last thing pregnant folks need is the message that they can (and should) be able to work at the level of professional athletes and actors while Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   08.29.17   |   SHARE
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What Not To Say When You're Pregnant

A lot has been written about what not to say to a pregnant person. Being on the opposite side of that, I’ve learned pregnant people make mistakes, Read...
Melissa Petro    |   08.3.17   |   SHARE
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Rainbow Baby Franklin by Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

The Birth Of Our Rainbow Baby 

He is FINALLY here — our rainbow baby is home. Read...
Erin Khar    |   08.1.17   |   SHARE
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