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5 Steps for a Body-Positive Pregnancy

by Charlie Fletcher

Pregnancy is truly a time of metamorphosis, a transition from one phase of life to another. It takes time, patience, and self-compassion to navigate.

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18 Brilliant Ways to Care For Your Pregnant Wife or Partner

by ParentCo.

Pregnancy is, for many women, one of the most emotionally wrought and physically challenging experiences in life. Here are 18 ways to support your partner.

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Surviving Pregnancy Without My ADHD Medication

by ParentCo.

When the day to day needs of ADHD medication are at odds with pregnancy, it can be a tough road to travel. One mother tells the story of her journey.

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How to Advocate for Yourself in the Delivery Room

by Charlie Fletcher

Birth is not going to go exactly as you had imagined, planned, or expected. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to be your own best advocate in the delivery room.

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The Ultimate List of 100 Baby Names Inspired by Jane Austen

by ParentCo.

It's been 200 years since the English novelist Jane Austen died, but this list of names inspired by her work still feel classically fresh.

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The Surprising Science of Dads in Pregnancy and Postpartum

by ParentCo.

Fathers have a huge impact biologically and emotionally through conception, pregnancy, and the postpartum period, but they are underserved in medical care.

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Can a Feminist Have a Gender Reveal Party?

by Julia Pelly

My son is already living in a world, and a state, that's determined to keep things binary. I won’t be another person who does the same. 

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5 Things to Consider When Naming your Baby

by ParentCo.

Choosing a name for another person is no easy task. The possibilities are endless, but keeping these factors in mind can help narrow it down.

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Quebec City: a Babymoon With Parisian Charm Without the Cross-Atlantic Haul

by ParentCo.

Many women dream of taking a babymoon to Paris. But a transatlantic flight and a high price tag aren't always ideal. Enter Quebec City. The best reason why Quebec City is a top babymoon destination: Its must-see list isn’t overwhelming. If you’re there for a few days, there’s no reason you can’t justify a late afternoon nap.

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The 6 Biggest Lies I Believed Before Having Kids

by Nina Palmo

Just about all of us had a few wrong ideas about raising kids before we became parents ourselves. Some of these ideas might have been based on our own wacky ideas of how we would do things differently than everyone else. Other ideas we take for granted as new parents, only to realize later how laughable the idea was. 

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I Wouldn’t Wish Labor Pains on My Worst Enemy, But I Would on My Husband

by ParentCo.

I wouldn’t wish labor pains on my worst enemy. But I would wish them on my husband. Without the benefit of actual experience, it’s impossible to develop the true understanding that empathy requires.

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Why I'm Tired of the Unsolicited "Just Wait Until" Parenting Tips

by ParentCo.

I understand that for the most part, people mean well. So usually these "let me warn you" statements are intended to either commiserate slightly over the difficulties that all parents go through, or to give you a friendly bit of advice over what you can come to expect. What ever happened to the old adage that if you don’t have anything good to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all? 

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How to Get Through Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Even if You're Not a Duchess)

by ParentCo.

It takes a certain amount of guts (sorry) to face down Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) a third time, as the Duchess of Cambridge announced she’s doing. The condition, which affects 1 percent of pregnant woman, can make you vomit more than 40 times a day. There's morning sickness, then there's HVG. If your pregnancy related vomiting is excessive, read on.

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9 Tips to Prep your Toddler for a New Baby Sibling

by Hannah Howard

I’ve asked friends, parents, and experts for ways to prep my toddler for becoming a big sister and navigating the tidal wave of change that a new baby will inevitably bring. 

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3 Ways to Deal With Your New Mom Identity Crisis

by ParentCo.

The truth is, you can be a mother who loves motherhood, but doesn't assume it as the whole of her identity. And that's ok.

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

by ParentCo.

I remember it like it was yesterday: I’m 24-years-old, lying flat on my back in a stiff hospital bed. A who told me that regardless of what my docto

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9 Tips to Help You Fall Back in Love With Your Spouse

by ParentCo.

Of course you love each other, but somehow your relationship feels a bit flat now. To fall back in love with your spouse, try these things.

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Actually, I Don't Want to Breastfeed in Public

by ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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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