I am writing this for my rockstar son, Chase, one of the most magnificent beings. And for everyone who has endured the trauma of delivering a child early, or of a medical system where black maternal mortality rates are astronomically high. Chase was born very early, at 30 weeks and 1 day. I experienced both […]
Let’s face it: naming a child is probably one of the most stressful things you’ll do as you prepare for their arrival. Some parents have names chosen before conception, while others struggle to come up with a unique, meaningful name for their child. We know people who weren’t allowed to leave the hospital because they […]
Here’s my unpopular opinion about when to announce a pregnancy. I don’t think you should wait until 12 weeks! In fact, I don’t think you should follow any set rules at all. Because pregnancy is real and raw and scary. And it’s personal how you handle it, just like the choices you make through your […]
So much about bringing a child into the world feels uncontrollable, so we’re all about learning to control what you can. Writing a birth plan gives you a little of your control back. It won’t necessarily guarantee a smooth labor, but it will ensure your hospital or birthing center knows your preferences about important issues […]
Whether you’re tracking ovulation or have undergone infertility treatments, most women actively trying to conceive are anxious to find out if they’re pregnant as soon as possible. To try and determine whether there’s a baby on board or not, women will often analyze every detail of their physical well-being, hoping for some sort of unusual […]
I can still recall the panic of going through my first pregnancy during the Zika virus outbreak. Panic would rise into my throat every time a mosquito came near, and I slathered myself with bug spray every chance I had. At the time, it seemed to me that no potential problem could be as nerve-wracking […]
I’ve heard it literally thousands of times, and I’ve experienced it from both sides: “My friend had a miscarriage and I’m pregnant. What do I do?” In this article, let’s talk about the many complicated nuances of this situation. There are so many ways to show your support: create a miscarriage care package, learn to […]
Aisha Stith is writing this article for her rockstar son, Chase, one of the most magnificent beings. And for everyone who has endured the trauma of delivering a child early. You see, Chase was born very early, at 30 weeks and 1 day. Aisha experienced both pregnancy and labor complications that reminded her of the […]
What is embryo adoption? This somewhat new way of conceiving is common after infertility. Learn how embryo adoption works and if it's right for your family.
Pregnancy after loss can be emotionally draining. Thanks to great mental healthcare, I developed a lot of coping mechanisms for making it through pregnancy after loss.
Read my story & find my top 5 tips for coping with pregnancy anxiety.