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Surviving Stillbirth: Living with “Nevers”

I have a silver necklace that I never wear. It’s a double-layered cylinder on a thin silver chain. Embedded in the center are two simple, tiny footprints surrounded by the names “Isaac” and “John.” My necklace is a reminder of my sons: beautiful identical twin boys who I never saw, never kissed, and never even […]

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Parenting

Natural Childbirth: Tips for Surviving a Vaginal Beat-down

Carol Burnett describes the pain of childbirth as something akin to a woman’s lip being pulled up and over her head.  Another Carol, Ross’ ex-wife in the sitcom Friends, expresses a similar opinion, describing the birth process as nothing less than pushing a watermelon out of your nostril.