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Perspectives

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?

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Perspectives

Breaking Dawn and Birth Trauma

Yes, that Breaking Dawn. The one by Stephenie Meyer.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

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

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

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

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Life

I’m One Of Those Women

And by that, I mean my Caesarean section was a maternal request. There was no physical indication for a Caesarean, yet I asked for and was granted one for the birth of my second child.

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You Complete Me Internet

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

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) […]