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Going Into Labor

You Want Me To Do What With My Toothbrush Before Going Into Labor?

Emily Casali | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents
Emily Casali

If you are like me, your maiden voyage into motherhood was accompanied by lots of advice. People you don't even know approach you to congratulate you. It's lovely, but then suddenly, they're uncaging hairy, snarling words like "vaginal wall" and "third degree." Some things are better left unsaid.

10 Things Never to Say While Your Wife Is in Labor

Mimi Minsky | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Mimi Minsky

During this so-called labor process, it's important for women to have a strong support system to help calm their nerves, reassure them and allow them to leave claw-like marks on their partner's arms.

10 Years Ago: A Lifetime and an Instant

Lindsey Mead | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

My daughter turns 10 this week. I'm swimming in a sea of memories of this week ten whole years ago, a week that commenced a season that changed everything for me.

One Long Week and the Birthing of Our Baby

Justin Cox | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Justin Cox

The birth she imagined for herself had evaporated into a cloud of tubes and wires -- and now scalpels and anesthesia. As I sat and waited in that hallway, my love for her and our baby really was all-consuming.

Past Our Due Date, and the Pressure Is OFF

Monica Wyche | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Monica Wyche

Husband: "Did you read this NY Times article about this very grown-up, non-baby-related topic?" Me: "No, I haven't seen it. I was busy reading this work of fiction, containing no references whatsoever to childbirth."