Pregnancy & Childbirth

What pregnant women won’t tell you. Ever.

In celebration of the anniversary of Roe v Wade, the team at Grounded Parents have decided to dedicate an entire day to talking about what reproductive freedom means to us. And, as a reminder of what it takes to carry a pregnancy to full term, I’m cross-posting an old article …

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

A n3wb in the Childbirth Controversy

I’m new to The Childbirth Controversy. Until about two weeks ago, the debate raged around me in dark corners of the internet, where angels fear to tread. I bought shwarmas, read Dresden novels, and rolled my eyes watching Supernatural, only vaguely aware that some people had very strong opinions about …

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Loss and Gain

As I gazed down at the two lines, one bright, one still pale enough to cause doubt, I knew my days of self-inflicted starvation were over. I had spent the previous two years running, starving, crying, carving the fat and calories from my flesh until all I had left was …

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

When and whether to become a mother

I am 100% pro-choice. I believe that a woman should have the absolute right to determine when and whether to become a mother. I also believe that reproductive issues are not just women’s issues, they are human issues. Every child deserves to be wanted, loved and cared for. When children are born to families who want them, who …

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Excuse Me While I Throw Up

Trigger warning: vomiting, puking and throwing up.  Apparently, pregnancy makes you glow. Apparently, if you drink a little ginger tea to get rid of the nausea and have a nap in the afternoon to stave off the fatigue, pregnancy is wonderful. Apparently. Hah! 540 days of puking later, I have …

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Maternit21 vs. Quad Screen

If you’ve been pregnant, you’ve likely heard of the Quad or Triple Screen tests.  Based on your beliefs and personal choice, you may have taken this maternal blood draw test.  Allow me to tell you why the Quad Screen spells potential mental D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R for people with mild anxiety, or people …

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