My friend asked me how to balance honesty about the difficulties of fertility with sympathy for her friends who couldn’t have kids. Here are some ideas.
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.
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.
After our doctor described our baby’s heart defect, I expected her to tell us to get an abortion. She didn’t—but she didn’t tell us not to have one, either.
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.’
There are moments that break and scar us. But those are the same moments that make us stronger, better, more empowered, and more beautiful.
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.
Please tell me again why Cosmopolitan magazine is allowed to pretend it’s feminist when its writers insist men need benefits that only make sense to apply to women.
For the most part, I appreciate the flexibility the American approach to maternity leave affords us parents. To optimize it, you need to plan.
Hellerstedt doesn’t mean lawmakers need to ignore the medical reality of abortion’s risks and substandard clinics.
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.
Mary Katharine Ham talks about life after her husband’s death in a recent episode of the podcast ‘Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend.’
A mother convicted for killing her baby without the help of Planned Parenthood understands the abortion end-game: ‘No more baby.’
Stop pretending all mothers sacrifice more by giving birth than our combat troops do by fighting.
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