When British mom Sian Wylie moved to New York, she didn't realize how hard it would be to find a midwife for her second pregnancy. Because of her struggle finding one, she she wrote a blog…post about it--in the post, she also thanked the midwife who delivered her first baby in London. Her post sheds light on how women's healthcare, particularly prenatal and natal care, is different in the U.S. than in other countries, and not necessarily for the better. Wylie wrote: “I had no idea how much you would mean to… >> Read More
Two months ago, Kim Chen literally received the worst news of his life: His wife Florence died by suicide. Florence, at the time, was a new mom struggling with postpartum depression. Now, Chen is…raising their son on his own, and recently opened up about his experiencing by writing a powerful message to all new moms, insisting that they are not alone--and aren't failures if they cannot breastfeed. This past Tuesday, Chen shared the post on Remembering Mother Florence Leung, the page honoring his late wife: “Two months have passed since the… >> Read More
I’m in my mid-20s and have been married for three and a half-years. According to everyone I know, this means that it would be a ripe old time to get pregnant.
My husband and I both come from…fairly Orthodox religious backgrounds. In such circles, it is common for people to marry young and become parents after a year or so of marriage. So, confusion as to why we have been married for so long (no, you are not imagining a hint of sarcasm) and remain childless from this particular social group doesn’t come as… >> Read More
Right after my first daughter was born, I was talking with a good friend who mentioned that I looked like I had it all together. That I looked so happy. After all, I was wearing make-up and…a sheitel (a wig to keep my hair covered, rather than a comfier scarf or hat) several weeks postpartum. I couldn’t believe that’s what she thought. I mustered up the courage to tell her how much I was struggling on the inside, and how I had put on make-up to help feel slightly human. I told her that… >> Read More
Early this morning, Republicans in the Senate took the first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act by approving a budget blueprint that would allow them to dismantle the health care law without…the risk of a filibuster by Democrats, according to the New York Times. If all goes according to their plan, ACA would be dismantled by January 27, just a week after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Yes, this is definitely a cause for concern for everyone, but especially parents and kids. Before the vote, Democrats took to the Senate floor to… >> Read More