Doctors Tried to Scare Me Out of a VBAC

by ParentCo.

Childbirth doesn't always go as planned, but when choosing a doctor, it's important that they make you feel heard.

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Surviving Pregnancy Without My ADHD Medication

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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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In Pregnancy and in Life, It's All Temporary

by Julia Pelly

The intense states that come and go in the weeks of a pregnancy are, in many ways, a prelude of what's to come.

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The Pregnancy Post to End All Pregnancy Posts

by ParentCo.

For the first time in my online adult life, I was experiencing something privately without making a show of it and without needing to know if anyone noticed or liked me experiencing it.

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What Does it Mean to Want a Girl? 

by Julia Pelly

As I puzzled over my desire for a girl, my husband wondered why I was stressing when we had no control over the outcome anyway.

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Marijuana Use in Pregnancy Is Major Risk for Pre-Term Birth

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New research finds a direct link between continued marijuana use during pregnancy and pre-term birth.

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Large study suggests that flu shots for moms protect infants too.

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Scientists Capture Flash of Light at Moment of Conception

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At the exact moment a sperm penetrates an egg, the latter releases billions of zinc atoms from its surface which spark off.

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A photo series that shows a more realistic version of impending motherhood

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Danielle Guenther isn't taking pregnancy photos of moms-to-be silhouetted in their bedroom windows. She's taking them of women barfing in their purse.

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Thank Goodness for Pregnant Friends

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You will always have too much baby crap. That is, until you finally find a friend who’s pregnant.

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Pregnant at 41—5 Reasons NOT to Panic

Pregnant at 41—5 Reasons NOT to Panic

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The phrase, “I’m too old for this” kept looping through my mind as I was lumbering about heavily pregnant with my fourth child at age 41.

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Having Kids Using a Sperm Donor

by ParentCo.

It’s not a lesbian thing. It’s a biology thing. Some straight parents can't create families through sex either. But parents are parents are parents.

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Panel Recommends Screening for Postpartum Depression During Pregnancy

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As many as 1 in 5 women experience depression during and/or after birth. Here's why we have to change the way we look at, and screen for, postpartum depression.

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Pregnant Travelers Need to Know About Zika Virus

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Zika virus, spread by mosquitos, may be causing a birth defect called microcephaly: babies born with small heads and severe brain damage.

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Sleep? More Like "Choose Your Own Adventure"

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Link: Fetal Cells May Protect Mom From Disease Long After The Baby's Born

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Why I Recommend Doulas to All of My Friends

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A doula's job is thought to be coaching laboring mothers, but I was most thankful for the way she prepared us for what would actually happen.

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Childbirth is finally getting the cultural treatment it deserves

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Delaying cord clamping may have long term benefits

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Looking Back at the Most Popular Baby Names of 2015

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Need help naming your baby? Choose from one the most popular names of 2015. #dumpcake

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