The battle of postpartum depression

The battle of postpartum depression

I once heard the birth of a baby is concerned a traumatic event for a family. And it makes sense, when you think about it. I nodded in complete agreement as these words came out of a friend’s mouth recently. She cited reasons I was beyond familiar with: the trauma it puts on a woman’s … Read More

Subscription boxes for pregnant ladies

Subscription boxes for pregnant ladies

I’m not sure how this happened (aside from, you know, having a baby), but I have swung happily into full-on mom mode. It feels incredibly wonderful to be responsible for a tiny human who wants nothing more than to snuggle closely with you as often as possible, and to eat non-stop. But that’s another story. … Read More

What pregnancy taught me

What pregnancy taught me

I watched entirely too much Dexter to feel fully comfortable with what was happening with my body. But then again, 36 hours of med-free labor will make you agree to just about anything. By this point, pregnancy had stretched my body to its limits and I was down to the final hours; I just wanted … Read More

Pregnancy and the broken body

Pregnancy and the broken body

I woke up in the middle of the night recently and found blood crusted to my face. It ran from my nose, pooled at my lip and made its way down my chin. I stared in the mirror, reminiscing over my roller derby days — when bloody lips were common place — and wondered how I had … Read More