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6 Common Reactions to Breastfeeding

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
Supriya Kelkar

My son comfort-nursed for hours at a time in the early days and then reverted to nursing through the night, much more frequently than every two hours, in the later months. But through the almost year-and-a-half adventure, I started to notice there were six types of reactions to a mother breastfeeding her child.

In the Fight for Gender Equity in the Labor Market, There is No "Other"

Anika J. Hermann | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Anika J. Hermann

These numbers are unconscionable. And they have dire implications. Leaving aside micro-level issues arising from women being economically dependent on men, wage gaps threaten large-scale economic stability.

The One Word You Should Use to Repel Men

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.28.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

My twenties were amazing. And horrible. At the the same time. I lived in New York with no money, too many roommates (and roaches!) and spent my days chasing my dreams and breaking my heart.

What No One Is Talking About: Maternal Deaths, Mental and Physical Trauma in the United States

Timoria McQueen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Timoria McQueen

I hope that by sharing my story, I can help bring some (needed) attention to maternal health, PTSD and how the two can go hand-in-hand. Motherhood, in general, can be a very isolating experience, but when you suffer a trauma as a result of becoming a mother, it can be incredibly lonely.

A Glimpse of the Future: The Necessity of Subsidized Child Care

MotherWoman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Nichole Dupont I was at work on the due date for my first child. I know, I know, that doesn't make me special, but I was working. Not because I wa...

Women Get All the Best Cravings: The Sociology of Pregnancy

Galanty Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Congratulations to all you pregnant women out there! (And, hopefully, you know who you are.) You've done more for the world than I ever did. Society needs you... literally. Without you, our species is finished... at least until human cloning is perfected. What's taking so long for that, anyway?

It's Getting Hot in Here! The Great Debate About Working Out While Pregnant

Heidi Powell | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Powell

While my levels of intensity and exercise naturally decreased as these pregnancies progressed, the workouts have yet to stop. Yes, even CrossFit.

The First Thousand Days of a Baby's Life

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Madeleine M. Kunin

The first thousand days of a baby's life are likely to determine the rest of her life -- whether she grows up to be healthy or not, both physically and emotionally. That's both good news and bad news.

2 Big Questions About Sex During Pregnancy Answered

Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents

Sex during pregnancy is often mysterious terrain for both moms- and dads-to-be. In a recent HuffPost Live segment, Caitlyn Becker got answers from exp...

Improving Breastfeeding at Work: Is it Possible?

MotherWoman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Jessica Avery I never felt that I was meant to be a mother. Growing up, I changed career interests as often as my friends were changing th...

I Lost My Wife: Our Team Was Not There Anymore

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Jonathan Polgar I'm a husband and a father, 2 jobs I've looked forward to my whole life. My wife, Jennifer Dorfield is self-possessed and funny a...

The One Thing All New Mothers Need

MotherWoman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Jennifer Shiao Page "We're in This Together, Yo!" That's the name we gave to our group. We met as new parents, wandering into a hospital conferenc...

Self-Love and Self-Awareness Are Not Just Words

MotherWoman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Kathy Morelli You'll experience a lot of changes in your personal life during the nine months of pregnancy. Everything from your emotions to your ...

But At Least You have a Healthy Baby: Traumatic Birth and Maternal Mental Health

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald The title line to this article is one I have overheard many a times---always conscious not to use it myself, this phrase is a c...

Hindsight is 20/20: Taking Personal PPD Experiences and Helping Other New Moms

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Ivy Shih Leung Not every pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum experience is blissful. I should know. I had a bumpy road to motherhood complete w...

What Are Women For?

MotherWoman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Samantha Wilde When the news broke many months ago that the U.S. birthrate had hit its lowest level since 1920, I didn't know it. I was too busy c...

Gold in the Dark: Having Children After Infant Loss

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
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By Carol McMurrich My children were conceived in my mind long before they ever existed in cellular form. As a child and teen, surrounded by siblings,...

Perinatal OCD and Intrusive Thoughts: A Troublesome Secret to Many

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
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By Catharine McDonald This blog was inspired by a dear friend of mine (who shall remain nameless) that shared her very personal story after reading ...

Paid Sick Time - Crucial for Keeping Families Afloat, and Good for the Employers' Bottomline

MotherWoman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people come to work when they're sick. This is partly due to the fact that I caught bronchitis from a sick collea...

Medications and Mental Health - Fifty Shades of Gray

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
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By Kathy Morelli Medications and mental health: an issue with fifty shades of gray. As a therapist, I deal with people's thoughts and feelings about ...

Recovering from Breastfeeding Failure: MotherWoman Postpartum Support Improved My Family's Beginnings

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
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By Lynne Feldman Months before I landed in my first MotherWoman group, an anxious, exhausted, and shaken mother to a newborn, I would never have gues...

MotherWoman Saved My Life. You Can Help Save a Mom's Life Too.

MotherWoman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

MotherWoman saved my life, my identity and my motherhood. MotherWoman was my missing piece, the place where I found myself and was given permission to...

Impossible Decisions: Choosing Between the Job We Need and the Family We Love

MotherWoman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Jennifer Shiao Page Last year, I made a career change and I'm now working for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. But prior to that I had an...

Nowhere to Turn: Perinatal Mental Health Resources can be Difficult to Find

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald, MS, NCC, LPC There is never a dull moment working in the psychiatric emergency department. I love the hustle and bustle, and ...

Thoughts on Being a Mother and Therapist, Stigma, and Healing

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
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By Kathy Morelli, LPC I thought I had outed myself. I thought I had reconciled my clinical self and my public self. I'd written about my struggle w...