Posts filed under: Women’s Health

Cancer After Miscarriage: How My Baby & an ER Nurse Saved My Life

My miscarriage story is not typical, but it's so special. Thanks to my baby, and a vigilant ER nurse, I found out I had cancer after miscarriage. Read more here.... Read More

What It’s Like Using Donor Eggs: Laura’s Story

When Laura found out that her “ovaries had all but closed up shop at the ripe old age of 32,” she vowed she would find a way to conceive naturally.... Read More

Painful Sex After Episiotomy: Lifelong Scars from a Traumatic Birth Story

Birth stories often fall into two categories: lovely and full of warmth and downright horrifying. In fact, we’ve published several birth stories that run the gamut from joyful to petrifying.... Read More

Maternal Mortality in the US: We Haven’t Come As Far As We Think

What is maternal mortality? The CDC defines “pregnancy related deaths,” often referred to as “maternal mortality,” as “the death of a woman while pregnant or within 1 year of the... Read More

Anxiety in Motherhood: Why We Feel It and 6 Tips to Overcome It

The pressure to be a perfect mom begins before we have children. No wonder we feel anxiety in motherhood every step of the way! Learn how society makes parenting anxiety... Read More

Disadvantages of Natural Birth: How Being Guilted Destroyed My Birth Experience

Some pregnant women feel pressure to have a natural childbirth. Learn about the importance of choice and some of the disadvantages of natural birth.... Read More

Dealing with Anxiety as a Mom: Not Quite Trapped In the Wallpaper

In many ways, I am a remarkably average mom. Married, suburban, driving around in a white minivan carting two elementary-age kids from one activity to another. I’m juggling the snack... Read More

The Medical Term for Miscarriage Is Abortion: Here’s Why That’s a Problem

Nearly half of miscarrying mothers admit to feeling guilt or self-blame. And why wouldn't we feel guilty? The word miscarriage, after all, directly implies blame toward the mother. If you’re... Read More

Holy Hot Flashes: Laura’s Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Story

When Laura had hot flashes at 32, her medical intuition told her it was not good. She hoped to conceive, but soon learned that she had primary ovarian insufficiency. Here's... Read More

The Benefits of Patient Empowerment for African American Mothers

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.... Read More