The last thing you want to hear as a new parent is that your perfect, healthy baby is not so perfect or healthy after all.
Third time's a charm, they say, and for Alec and me the cliched saying rings true. I'm approaching week 17 of my third pregnancy—and (fingers crossed) my first successful one. I've had it easy. While some women spend their whole pregnancy laid up in bed, I've remained happy and healthy, aside from a few normal … Continue reading 3 lessons pregnancy is teaching me about my body
When the doctor says, “It looks like this pregnancy has failed,” your first thought isn’t about what happens next.You might feel your partner’s hand squeezing yours—crushing your fingers with sudden grief. Maybe you’ll look for reasons to blame yourself or your partner, refusing to accept that nature does its own dirty work. You will likely … Continue reading What they don’t tell you about miscarriage