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What If You Never Hold Your Baby? Are You Still A Mother?

He told me there was nothing we could have done. He told me it happens sometimes. But it had never happened to me, so none of that mattered. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.25.17   |   SHARE
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Most of all, be proactively there and present for your friend.

6 Things To Do For A Family After The Loss Of A Baby

*/ /*-->*/ Watching a friend or loved one go through the heartache of losing a child can be a horribly painful thing to do. If you yourself have Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   01.9.17   |   SHARE
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Be there for your friend, but be very careful what you say.

6 Things You Should Never Say To A Mother After A Miscarriage

Whether this is news to you, seemingly irrelevant to you, or deeply personal to your experience, this truth remains that statistically speaking, one Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   12.29.16   |   SHARE
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While co-sleeping might be/have been a magical bonding experience for you and your baby, we just aren’t having it. Image: Mindy Olson P/Unsplash.

I'm Against Co-Sleeping And Don't Really Care What You Think

For some reason, when you become a parent, comments start coming your way (or you start throwing them in someone else’s direction) so fiercely that Read...
Allison Cooper    |   12.23.16   |   SHARE
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Life's busy with a newborn, okay? (Image Credit: Unsplash)

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

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... but for some Read...
Allison Cooper    |   11.4.16   |   SHARE
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We receive mixed cultural messages about antidepressants and pregnancy. (Image: Thinkstock)

Should You Take Anti-Depressants During Pregnancy?

When my husband and I began trying to conceive, I was anxious about how my antidepressant medication would affect a pregnancy, especially after Read...
Patricia Grisafi    |   09.9.16   |   SHARE
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A lot of new parents experience some sort of protective anxiety.

Postpartum Anxiety: It Made Me Fear For My Baby's Life

The hypervigilance began in the last month of my pregnancy, when cars on the freeway started to feel a little closer than usual. By the time I was Read...
Rachael Rifkin    |   09.7.16   |   SHARE
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"We are counting it as a win. We left early, but it was still a huge win." Image: Thinkstock

I Took My 1 Year Old To A Punk Music Festival. Here's What I Learned

There’s just no getting around it, and other than one half-hour spell where he sat with a good friend of ours while both of his moms took a swim, one Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   08.24.16   |   SHARE
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