A Womb of One’s Own: Body Expectations

One of the quickest ways to irritate a pregnant woman is to bring up weight gain guidelines during pregnancy.  It’s a strange thing, I’ve spent thirty years in a society that has unequivocally told me that being thin is the ultimate goal of every woman, that no woman is happy with her body unless she’s […]

A Womb of One’s Own: Adventures in Eating While Pregnant

Pregnancy is one of those things that, like riding a horse or being in a car accident, you can read all about but never fully grasp until it actually happens to you.  While each pregnant woman is affected differently, for me, it has been an experience that has affected every aspect of my life, mentally, […]