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Difficult Pregnancy

Bed Rest and the Art of Doing Nothing

Leslie Contreras Schwartz | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Leslie Contreras Schwartz

I am entering my sixth week of bed rest at 30 weeks pregnant, and I am often surprised by the reaction I get from the people I tell.

The Thing No One Ever Told Me About Having A Preemie

Jessica Bensten | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

I felt like a failure. I'd had two children; the first got cancer and now the second one was probably going to die because I couldn't hold up my end of the bargain. I'd brought our whole family back into the world of sickness and worry. The guilt was all-encompassing.

Portrait of a Not-So-Perfect Pregnancy: Part Two

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

After ten months, three days and an extremely difficult labor and aftermath, my little girl arrived, making each obstacle and every pain worth it. For her, I'd do it all again. In a heartbeat.