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.
Take it from a sleep-deprived new mom: babies are totally worth it. Put aside your fears and your panicked, OCD attempts to control life, and let it grow.
Many mothers struggle with postpartum depression in silence—fearful of judgment, or grappling with shame and doubt. We need to change that.
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.
‘Meternity’ is an asinine attempt at squeezing extended me-time out of employers by downplaying the real work involved in mothering a new child.
Birth stories are a part of just about every mother’s girl talk repertoire. That’s because creating a child is a pivotal aspect of being a woman.
Yes, motherhood is difficult. What moves you out of the difficulty and into joy is forgetting yourself to love someone else.
Good and evil coexist in this life. In remembering and mourning the babies and hopes that die, don’t forget to also celebrate the babies and hopes that live.
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