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10 Potentially Damaging But Equally Hilarious Options for Naming Your Twins

by ParentCo.

Ten ideas for naming twins, all of which will be vetoed by my more-normal-than-I-am wife, who will insist on perfectly normal ones like Derek or Chauncey.

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My Husband Won't Be My Birth Coach and We're Both More Than Ok With That

by ParentCo.

I may have pictured a husband-assisted delivery as my ideal childbirth experience, but to him it was a worst nightmare.

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6 Moderately Creepy But Sort of Sweet Things to Do With Your Baby's Umbilical Cord

by ParentCo.

If you find yourself in the possession of an umbilical cord stump you can’t seem to part with, consider the following uses, courtesy of the moms in my town.

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Having a Baby Changes Everything, or So They Say

by ParentCo.

There's no denying it, our kids slow us down. Which is exactly why we should take them with us.

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Baby Brain Only Minor: How Pregnant Women Can Reduce Its Impact

by ParentCo.

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Mantra for the New Mom of Two

by Kathy Sisson

Staying present took more work this time around, but I still tried to relish the moments of joy between those long, lonely nights.

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Measuring the True Cost of Infertility

by ParentCo.

"Relax, it will happen," isn't the most helpful thing to hear when struggling with infertility. And the pain of it is difficult to measure.

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5 Ways You Can Support a Woman Having a Home Birth

by Ben Hardy

This isn’t a birth plan superiority complex. It’s about respecting choice, and word choice, especially when someone says they're having a home birth.

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Living With The Fear of Another Double Loss

by ParentCo.

I got worried when we found out Laurie was pregnant. When we found out it was twins? It sent me into a constant state of paranoia.

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New Fertility Treatment as Effective as IVF for Fraction of the Cost

by ParentCo.

In a recent study, researchers confirm flushing the fallopian tubes with poppy seed oil increases the odds of conception in previously infertile couples.

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5 Things Every Dad Should Know Before Taking a Paternity Leave

by ParentCo.

For one, it's not a “sadaddical."

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My First, Her Second, And All The Pressure

by ParentCo.

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Full Confession: We Named Our Daughter After an $11 Bottle of Wine

by ParentCo.

My wife Liz and I spent 15 days trekking all over Italy in 2015. However, the real life-changing journey wound up being a Walgreens errand.

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My Plans For Having Kids (Before I Actually Had Them)

by ParentCo.

I remember back before I had kids, when I first found out my wife was pregnant, I had plans for what type of parent I was going to be.

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Have I Ever Been Fun? A Diary of Morning Sickness

by ParentCo.

Dear reader, I offer you, these short yet desperate notes taken in the midst of my most nauseous times. May my discontent ease your own.

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The Only Thing to Fear Is Fear Itself, and Perineum Tears

by ParentCo.

This was really going to happen again. I was going to have to deliver another baby. Then, as suddenly as it had begun, it all went away.

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The Best Ways to Buy Maternity Clothes on the Cheap

by ParentCo.

Just the term “buying maternity clothes” is enough to make the frugal-minded among us cringe. But it's totally possible to do it economically.

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How NICU Stays and Unexpected Challenges Affect Maternity Leave

by ParentCo.

Most mothers plan meticulously for their baby’s arrival but for an unlucky few, a premature delivery can derail every expectation.

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Why Wasn’t Hannah Horvath’s Pregnancy on “Girls” Exactly Like My Own?

by ParentCo.

Why wasn’t Hannah Horvath talking about how much she didn’t like being pregnant? In other words, why wasn’t she me right now?

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In the Space Where Birth and Death Meet

by ParentCo.

My mother died and all at once it hit me: my own mortality and the mortality of everyone around me – everyone I cared about, and even those I didn't.

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The Comprehensive Guide to Your Happiest Pregnancy

by ParentCo.

In a perfect world, a woman’s pregnancy would be the happiest time of her life. Birds sing, flowers bloom, and everything seems full of possibility.

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Don’t Eat the Vagina Cake: Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Lost Art of Discretion

by ParentCo.

Your maiden voyage into motherhood was likely accompanied by lots of advice. Like the vagina cake, this advice will give you indigestion and nightmares.

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Between Motherhood or Not: an Everyday Tale of Early Pregnancy Bleeding

by ParentCo.

The answers didn’t seem to matter. All that mattered was that there was blood.

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The Best Shoes for Pregnant Feet

by ParentCo.

No, not crocs.

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