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Actually, I Don't Want to Breastfeed in Public

by Parent Co.

There are many people standing up for a woman’s right to breastfeed in public these days. That’s wonderful, but it's left me a bit confused as a new mom.

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If You're in the Throes of Colic, Just Hold On

by Parent Co.

It was, quite simply, awful. Dreadful. Wretched. But you know what? It passed. Colic passed. And I lived to tell the tale.

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This Is What Happened When I Said Yes to Every Offer of Postpartum Help That Came My Way

by Parent Co.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it’s rare that we actually trust our village to come through for us when we need them to. What if we did?

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First Year of Motherhood: Lonely. Scary. Silly.

by Parent Co.

It’s a common tableau. We are two women – she’s a mom and I’m a grandmother – watching the children in our care playing in the ball pit at a toddler gym program.

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Advice From a Regular Dude on What Not to Say to A Pregnant Woman

by Parent Co.

As we prepare to welcome our third (and final) child into this world, I thought I’d reflect back on all of the dumb things said to my pregnant wife.

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Her Own Curve

by Gina Rich

The type of growth that doctors measure is the kind that’s easy to see and track in a logical fashion. But it’s not the only information that matters.

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12 Ways to Prepare for Motherhood So You Don't Totally Lose It

by Parent Co.

Here's a list of things you can practice before you birth your baby so that you maintain a sense of self when you're suddenly alone with a newborn all day.

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Is Motherhood the Most Selfish Act of All?

by Parent Co.

The mother figure has become synonymous with sacrifice and nobility when ultimately we are fulfilling our own needs and desires as we undertake this role.

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Study Claims Epidurals Don’t Slow Labor

by Parent Co.

A recent study by Obstetrics and Genecology debunks the idea that an epidural prolongs labor.

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On Becoming a Mother

by Parent Co.

Before I had my first baby, I thought I knew myself reasonably well: my faults, failures, and where I excelled.

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Until Gwen

by Parent Co.

The office bathroom stall was dark, but not so dark that I couldn’t see the contrast of red on white.

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The Gifts That New Moms Really Need

by Parent Co.

I’m as tempted as anyone to buy adorable baby toys and outfits, but it is the mother who needs us most after childbirth.

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ICP: the Pregnancy Complication We Almost Missed

by Parent Co.

ICP affects 6,000 pregnant women a year. Without an internet search, this story could have turned out differently.

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How You Decide to Become a Mother: A Letter to My Child-Free Self

by Parent Co.

You are going to take a walk one evening, just before you turn 30, and by the time you get home, you will have made the decision that will change your life.

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Being a Lighthouse in an Ocean of Grief

by Parent Co.

It was nearly two years from the date of my third miscarriage when I sat with other women who had experienced pregnancy and infant loss.

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I Don’t Regret My Birth Plan: Notes From the Forever C-Section Mom

by Parent Co.

We all have the ideal plans for how we're going to raise our kids and how they will turn out. Then life happens.

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ICU I See Me

by Parent Co.

I gestured that I wanted a pen and paper. "What happened?" was the first question I asked as I did my best not to bite through the tube.

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Every Mother Deserves a Doula: The Benefits of a Supported BIrth

by Parent Co.

Supported birth is not just a luxury – it is a complete and utter necessity.

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No Son of Mine...

by Parent Co.

Before I broadly bash modern-day childrearing, allow me to point a finger squarely at the mirror. I do not want my son to follow in my flawed footsteps.

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Questions Not to Ask a Woman Who Has Passed Her Due Date

by Parent Co.

If you hope not to piss off a woman who has passed her due date, never ask the following

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Peace and Love During Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

by Parent Co.

It’s 2017 and I have learned to smile again. I have two amazing “rainbow babies.” Still, I do not forget where I came from.

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Moms-To-Be, You Should Still Get Flu Vaccines

by Parent Co.

A clickbait article is spreading like, well, the flu, and is likely to significantly impact pregnant women's behavior at doctors' offices this flu season.

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Open Letter to Preeclampsia

by Parent Co.

Sure, I would've preferred a nice hotel and massage, but three weeks on an intermittently-inflating bed and five AM blood draws were a close approximation.

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The Surprising Science of Dads in Pregnancy and Postpartum

by Parent Co.

Science has something to say about just how much influence dad has, whether he wants to or not, from the very beginning.

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