I had been by my wife’s side for 12 hours as she moaned, breathed, and eventually pushed, and still I was not prepared for what seemed for all appearances to be magic.
Our last baby arrived in 90 minutes. This time, I went from sleeping in bed to giving birth in a car on the side of the road, all in about an hour.
A mother nursing her child is the strongest image of biological connection between a parent and offspring outside the womb. As such, it must be destroyed.
We parents of disabled children know the pain. The fear. And the pull of despair. But we also know the love. True love doesn’t take the ‘out’ provided by a ‘compassionate’ doctor.
Only 28 percent of women have three or more children, and 52 percent of women, according to General Social Survey data, reported their ideal family size is two children.
NARAL Pro-Choice America’s California state director Amy Everitt wants the world to believe that ‘abortion is the most safest medical procedure in America.’
These transitions are wistful and a little frightening. But after the year we’ve had, I greet them with reverence and wonder.
You can be thin again after a baby without spending a lot of money or time. I know because I do it, without weird diets or self-torture. And I’m not the only one.
Doctors, nurses, support staff—they don’t work for free, and there is no reason they should.
Maternity leave is for the purpose of helping mom recover because, last I checked, only moms give birth. The list of things they have to recover from is impressive.
There are indeed many reasons pregnancy is a trial. Yet even amid all of these are certain benefits to this time we spend nurturing and growing our baby.
A recent New York Times article insists women should just get an epidural during childbirth and stop being so judgy. But really, childbirth is like the rest of parenting: you never know what will happen even if you plan.
In an attempt to prove abortion safer than childbirth, Vox compares two data points from the Centers for Disease Control that the CDC itself has said are not comparable.
Paternity leave is important—but government shouldn’t force it on people.
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