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We need to talk about childbirth

Hours after giving birth to my first child, I had the post-baby shower. I distinctly remember staring in the hospital bathroom mirror at my unfamiliar…Read more

Moms
My birth experience was so awful, I stopped going to the doctor

There’s the birth of my son as I wrote about it on my blog. Then there’s the rest of the story – the significant complications involved with my labor and delivery, an experience that was so distressing it took me a couple years to be more open about it. And then there are deeper wells of feelings and hurts, which I haven’t even begun to mine yet. This is to say that the birth of my son was traumatic —

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Could breastfeeding weight loss be a myth? – BabyCenter Blog

There’s so much pressure on women to get their pre-baby body back after giving birth. It’s unreasonable, unfair and adds to the mountain of body shaming women experience. We have a fascination with how quickly women can snap back. I definitely felt this pressure after giving birth both times. Breastfeeding is often presented to moms… Read more »Read more

Moms
Could breastfeeding weight loss be a myth?

There’s so much pressure on women to get their pre-baby body back after giving birth. It’s unreasonable, unfair and adds to the mountain of body shaming women experience. We have a fascination with how quickly women can snap back. I definitely felt this pressure after giving birth both times. Breastfeeding is often presented to moms as a great way to help lose the extra weight. While it is true breastfeeding burns a lot of calories,