pregnancy

My Most Sexually Empowering Choice? Not Having Sex

How much sex you have has nothing to do with how sexually empowered you are.

There’s nothing worse than taking a pregnancy test when you don’t want to be pregnant.

It’s especially bad when you don’t know who the father is.

Last year, this is the exact situation I found myself in: 23, single, not on contraception, and with a late period. I was nothing short of panicked.

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Food Shaming During Pregnancy Is More Stressful Than Weight Gain 

I couldn’t believe the medical system and several of my peers had me obsessing about my food consumption. I was experiencing food shaming during pregnancy.

I couldn’t believe the medical system and several of my peers had me obsessing about my food consumption. I was experiencing food shaming during pregnancy.

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All My Friends Are Pregnant & I Am Jealous That I'm Not... Even Close

I’m not ready to be mom material, and for that, I sometimes feel intimidated by my friends.

Friends call — once or twice a month — to tell me that they are pregnant.I’m no longer over-the-moon happy for them; I’ve become jealous.

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When I Couldn’t Get Pregnant, I Started Climbing The (Rock) Walls

We could go to the gym and achieve huge physical feats together as we started climbing the rock walls.

Trying to conceive puts enormous stress on couples. We could go to the gym and achieve huge physical feats together as we started climbing the rock walls.

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What It's Like To Be Shamed While Pregnant

To be shamed while pregnant is so upsetting.

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 upsetting.

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

I'm answering all of those early pregnancy questions so you can stop Googling!

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.

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Overcoming Gestational Diabetes

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.

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 a failure.

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What Not To Say When You're Pregnant

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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, too.

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Why I Get So Frustrated With My Pregnant Friends And Friends With Kids

Logically speaking, I fully understood and appreciated the necessity for the shift, but my heart was far less forgiving.

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What Happens When You Get Pregnant After Postpartum Depression

"I had to accept that this journey was entirely different than anything that had come before."

Getting pregnant after postpartum depression may have stolen a lot from me, but it gave me a lot more.

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