Category Archives: Pregnancy

Serena Williams saved her own life during six days of postpartum hell

by Sara McGinnis posted in Pregnancy Serena Williams (new mom, tennis champ and general badass who isn’t afraid to advocate for her own health) is sharing her daughter’s birth story for the first time. Though lucky enough to have an enviably easy pregnancy, the 36-year-old went through a harrowing postpartum ordeal. The drama began when […]

Video: Externally turning a breech baby looks painful…and amazing

by Sara McGinnis posted in Pregnancy (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.11’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Nick and Vanessa Fisher are passionate about prenatal care and birth options, so when their doctor recommended an External Cephalic Version [ECV] to turn […]

Khloe Kardashian's fears about her pregnant belly button are so relatable

by Michelle Stein posted in Pregnancy Whether you’ve been pregnant before or you’re sporting your first-ever bump, chances are you’ve experienced some level of anxiety about your body. Will I get stretch marks? How will I manage to shed all of this baby weight? Will my belly button ever be the same? If it makes you feel any […]

I questioned my early induction date and I'm so glad I did

by Jamie Reed posted in Pregnancy I was supposed to be induced today. Had things gone according to the original plan, I imagine I’d be somewhere in the middle of labor right now, (hopefully) just hours or minutes away from meeting my baby for the first time. But instead, I’m home finishing up house projects, getting […]

Tearjerker video tells the beautiful and heart-wrenching story of adoption

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Pregnancy Adoption is emotional and complicated, selfless and humbling, and all of that and more is captured in the video you are about to see. The 22-minute documentary was created by The Archibald Project, an orphan care advocacy nonprofit based in Austin, Texas. It follows a birth mother and an […]

My IVF journey part 4: What happens to the body during egg stimulation

by Melissa Willets posted in Pregnancy Over the next 8 weeks, we invite you to come along on an IVF journey, step by intense step. From making the decision to go forward with in-vitro fertilization, to the meds involved and what they’re really like, and to finding out whether this emotional and sometimes painful roller coaster ride […]

The first-ever flushable pregnancy test has arrived & it's about time

by Michelle Stein posted in Pregnancy If you’re anything like me, taking a pregnancy test isn’t a one-and-done affair. Between too-early testing and incessant confirmation, I’ve probably gone through at least a dozen pee sticks per pregnancy. And sadly, all of that plastic has ended up in the landfill. However, times could be changing. That’s because […]

I didn't have an orgasmic birth, but my postpartum meal was a close second

by Sara McGinnis posted in Pregnancy O-o-oh, for the love of oatmeal. My water broke at 5:30 a.m. on a Wednesday. I gave birth at 3:30 a.m. on a Thursday. Under normal circumstances I’d have been hungry after going 22 hours without food, but put labor and delivery (akin to running a marathon, let’s not forget) […]