Stillbirth impacts about 1 in 100 pregnancies in the US. Despite the difficulty of this subject, Christine McAlister talks publicly about Maeve, the daughter she lost, to keep her memory alive.
I’m four weeks in to my second time with this newborn phase. Today marks the first day easing back into life’s demands. Here is what surprised me about maternity leave, the second time around.
The other day, I heard myself say, “Are you so excited?!” to a friend that’s 8 months pregnant. Why are the questions we are asking pregnant women so bad? I HATED getting that question because the answer was always no. Here are a bunch of better questions we can ask each other.
The doctor I met the first time I went to the hospital was not the doctor I wanted. But what a difference a day made: we were sent home, and when we came back, it was like we were all completely new people.
We know that pregnancy and childbirth is a time of profound transformation for women. But could birth be just as powerful for fathers and co-parents?
Dinner party conversations can be awkward if there isn’t a guided way to get through them, or if you don’t have experience with small talk. Here are two conversation starters that help break the ice and change the dynamic at a family dinner, group meeting, or more.