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Going Into Labor

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."