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I had nary a trace of fear or dread. Just a sense of well-being. Image: Thinkstock.

I Chose To Have A C-Section, And It Was Totally Fine

[CN: childbirth, pregnancy] "You're asking for C-section? You?!" [my obstetrician] almost shrieked. Read...
Vedavati M.    |   05.19.16   |   SHARE
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His birth was supposed to be peaceful, swimming into the world in our kitchen, surrounded by his family, welcomed with cake and champagne. Image: supplied.

My Labor And Birth Didn't Go As Planned — And No, I'm Not 'Over' It

I was lucky I didn’t have a c-section. I was lucky he was born, healthy and huge at 10+ pounds, with two hefty pushes. I was lucky. I sobbed anyway. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.26.16   |   SHARE
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I remember the way that we always locked eyes whenever I fed him a bottle.

4 Ways I'm Keeping That Special Relationship With My Firstborn

We do our best as parents, but there is no plan or prediction that can determine how your relationship with your children will be, grow, and change Read...
Allison Cooper    |   04.6.16   |   SHARE
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A Tale of Ten Tummies

A Tale of Ten Tummies: Stretchmarked, Saggy, Wrinkled, Toned, Taut

We spend a lot of time thinking about our bodies; our faces, our fat, our bellies. We love them. We loath them. This is a tale of ten tummies. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.21.15   |   SHARE
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After The Flowers Die: The Postpartum Reality

No one ever really tells you what it’s like when the magic of pregnancy has become the sometimes-not-so-magic of postpartum. This is my postpartum Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.21.15   |   SHARE
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Jen and her son

Plus-Sized And Pregnant: How I Learned To Love My Body

"... I allowed myself to be loved by a wonderful man. He adored me, but I still couldn't feel the same way about myself." Read...
Jen McLellan    |   06.30.15   |   SHARE
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5 Parenting Conversations I Am So Done With

"If I am holding an amber beer in my hand, I am not talking about naptimes. If I hear shop from your lips, I am ordering you three more martinis and Read...
Tamarah Rockwood    |   05.19.15   |   SHARE
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What's Behind The Dangerous C-section Epidemic In Brazil?

In Brazil, it's typical to schedule a C-section during your first prenatal appointment. But the unnecessary procedure kills thousands every year. Read...
Nicole Froio    |   04.9.15   |   SHARE
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