How Our Early Pregnancy Silence May Be Hurting Us

How Our Early Pregnancy Silence May Be Hurting Us

Our culture is shockingly poor at making any space for the experience, or even the possibility, of loss and grief. It’s no wonder that we protect the secret of pregnancy (and ourselves) until we feel we’ll receive a warmer, safer reception. We may have heard these messages enough over the years through pervasive cultural norms and experiences that we are telling ourselves the same things, to make it easier. To make it less painful. But what if this cultural norm does not actually serve us well? What if it isolates us when what we really need is connection and silences us when we need a voice?

The Story Behind “Startup Pregnant”

The Story Behind “Startup Pregnant”

When I contemplated getting pregnant, I thought that it was the right time. I had worked intensely in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur for over a decade, I was still sufficiently afraid of the proposition of becoming a parent (and unsure what it would look...
Pregnancy is So Short, So Fleeting (I Promise)!

Pregnancy is So Short, So Fleeting (I Promise)!

Even though dragging myself out of bed and dealing with morning sickness does not make it fun to keep up with my writing habit, I also know that these feelings are fleeting. They won’t last forever, and I want to capture them while they’re here, so I can...
Little Quips on This Not-So-Little Pregnancy

Little Quips on This Not-So-Little Pregnancy

I find pregnancy to be quite weird. My body has taken over. It’s running a long-embedded script I didn’t know I had inside of me. I’ve taken to writing short bits on twitter under the hashtag #pregrealities. Something about Twitter makes me feel like I actually...