Feeling Ambivalent About Motherhood Is Normal

After years of engaging with parenthood from a distance, it’s time for a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health to take her own advice.

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How to Make Miscarriage More Traumatic

Anti-abortion laws that don’t prioritize women’s health.

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Overturning Roe Will Make Miscarriage Care Worse

The worst day of your life could become more painful and more dangerous.

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Parenting After Infertility and Loss: You’re Allowed to Complain

‘It is 100 percent normal to feel conflicted even if you went to hell and back to become a parent.’

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Swimming Upstream in Heels and Skinny Pants

If I were a salmon, I would die for my child. As a human being, I wish I could have.

#love-emotion, #miscarriages, #parenting, #salmon

The Brittney Poolaw Case: When a Miscarriage Is Manslaughter

Glimpses of a post-Roe world in Oklahoma. 

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Abortion Politics Are Harming Miscarriage Treatment

Restrictions on mifepristone mean patients are not getting the best treatment.

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Why I Gave My Mosaic Embryo a Chance

“It was like rolling the dice, except for someone you’ve never met.”

#disabilities, #embryos-human, #genetics-and-heredity, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #miscarriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological, #tests-medical

New Zealand Approves Paid Leave After Miscarriage

The measure, believed to be among the first in the world, would apply to couples who lose a pregnancy at any point.

#law-and-legislation, #miscarriages, #new-zealand, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #stillbirth, #women-and-girls

Vanessa Kirby Has Been Waiting for a Role That Scares Her

For her first lead in a film, the actress wanted a character as challenging as many of those she’s played onstage. She found it in Kornel Mundruczo’s “Pieces of a Woman.”

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Shares Her Miscarriage Grief

She wrote that she held “an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.”

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Meghan Markle: The Losses We Share

Perhaps the path to healing begins with three simple words: Are you OK?

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