Birth. Stories. Horror. Power.

Stories matter. They are one of the fundamental ways in which we learn. In pregnancy and childbirth, “horror stories” are to avoided. To be ignored. To be drowned out by the empowered. Why does empowerment need to come at the exclusion of a whole spectrum of knowledge? Read More Birth. Stories. Horror. Power.

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

I swear there’s a cat gif at the end of this.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Shocking revelations in today’s dispatches! Read on and have your mind blown.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland Love Science

We do, we really do! So it wasn’t really surprising to find out that a woman is behind I F*ing Love Science. Get the details on this and other ladyblog finds below.

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A Womb of One’s Own: The Arrival and the Aftermath

I wish I could adequately convey the amount of change that ten pounds of person has wrought in our lives. I don’t know how to explain it, he’s affected every aspect of my days and nights, from how loud I listen to music in the car (not as loud as before, but still pretty loud) to how much sleep I get (never enough and never all in a row) to what food I eat (farewell onions, I loved you so). He’s the biggest source of stress and tears and laughter and amazement in our lives, and for all the time I’ve spent in the past seven weeks in tears or pain or a fog of sleep deprivation, I wouldn’t trade him for the world. Read More A Womb of One’s Own: The Arrival and the Aftermath