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ICU I See Me

by ParentCo.

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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No Son of Mine...

by ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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 ParentCo.

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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What Happened When I Had the Kind of Birth I Thought I Wanted

by ParentCo.

I wanted to believe – don’t we all – that there was a perfect birth for me and, if I played my cards right, such an experience was mine for the taking.

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Pregnant With Number 3: the Week by Week Narrative

by ParentCo.

And sister, I gotta be honest: this ain't your first rodeo. So you need a new calendar. A give-it-to-you-straight calendar.

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Why You Might Consider Having a Doula in Your Corner

by ParentCo.

Doulas can offer more than just emotional support and can help new mothers have control over what happens to them in childbirth.

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New Research Suggests Treating Anxiety Doesn't Have to Take a Backseat During Pregnancy

by ParentCo.

A new study about the safety of benzodiazepines during pregnancy might give mothers some peace of mind about treating anxiety during pregnancy.

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All the Things You Don't Have to Fret About Finishing Before the Baby Comes

by ParentCo.

All you need to bring your baby home from the hospital is one outfit, one car seat, and enough diapers to get you through the day. Don't sweat the rest.

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I'm Calling it My "Miscourage"

by ParentCo.

If one in four women have miscarriages, why isn’t it talked about more commonly?

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I'm Pregnant With My Third, Is That a Disaster for the Climate?

by ParentCo.

Every kid adds an additional 20 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions to be produced each year. But does having fewer children help solve global warming?

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From Twilight Sleep to Push Presents: How Birth Has Changed Through the Decades

by ParentCo.

Since the dawn of time, the process of birth has evolved. But no period in history has seen such monumental change as we have in the last several decades.

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How You Can Wholly Support Someone Who’s Infertile or Has Experienced Pregnancy Loss

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You'll Never Find the Right Time to Follow Your Dreams, So Don't Bother Waiting

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I'm Not Ashamed I Took Antidepressants During Pregnancy

by ParentCo.

I don’t speak much about my use of medication during my second pregnancy. Even with such a low dosage, I never wanted to be judged for making that decision.

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The World's Tiniest High-Five May Be Just the Thing I Needed

by ParentCo.

I spent the evening wondering if my son would be okay, whether I’d ever get to hold him, and whether he’d have multiple surgeries and a life of problems.

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Learning to Swim: A Thirty Year Pregnancy Tradition

by ParentCo.

I’m finding myself flabbergasted and moved by how beautifully cyclical life is, as I'm having a similar summer to the one my mom had thirty years ago.

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All The Reasons I Shouldn't Have Another Baby in My Forties, Maybe

by ParentCo.

I have for a long time yearned for a fourth child, but at age 45 and already a mother of three, I had pretty much assumed I was done. But what if I'm not?

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"I Might Be Pregnant Again" and All The Emotions That Come After

by ParentCo.

This would be our fourth child together, and she wants me to be happy so that she can be happy. I want to be happy about this, too. I really do.

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Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Could Trigger Kids' Allergies Later On

by ParentCo.

A new study tells us that eating too much sugar may also trigger allergies and asthma in our kids down the road.

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Finding Peace as the Mother of a Rainbow Baby

by ParentCo.

My experiences, even the painful ones, have brought me exactly to where I want to be in my life. I have a loving husband and three beautiful children.

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