Hospitals: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
During and after the birth process, you are your child's parent, and hospital personnel, social workers, and your support team may need to be reminded of that. Great advice and suggestions for your time in the hospital, including what to take, dealing with staff and physicians, and preserving your rights.... [more]
A recent first mother shares her poem of never-ending pain.... [more]
What to Take to the Hospital
When we left for the hospital, I forgot to pack anything. Being in labor is uncomfortable and I wish I had had some of my “homey” things with me to make the experience easier, ... [more]
Who Loves More?
As I was watching my son this weekend when we were visiting him, I realized that I don’t think it is humanly possible to love anyone more than I love him. Then I watched his mom and d... [more]
Why We Place Our Children for Adoption
Making an adoption plan for their child does not mean the placing parents would have been bad, abusive, or neglectful in caring for their child. Learn about the many reasons for placing, and how to avoid making assumptions or presumptions.... [more]
Yes, I Am a Mom
First, motherhood is a complicated thing. The most difficult thing for me has been owning my motherhood. There are a lot of forces out there that want to make sure that we, as first mot... [more]
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