• The New Moms Of Twitter Are Calling Out Folks Who Won't Wear A Mask

    24 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    I gave birth during a scheduled C-section to my twin daughters in the middle of summer five years ago. I waddled my 36-week belly into labor and delivery at 6am on July 13th, 2015, eager to see the babies who'd kicked me and evaded all ultrasound wands for the entirety of my pregnancy. Would they look like their 3D ultrasound photos? I was skeptical.
    I could not imagine giving birth this year , in the throes of COVID-19, with the possibility of my partner not being allowed in the delivery room with me. What if I also needed to wear a mask while navigating the fears, the pokes and prods...
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  • More Moms Are Opting To Have ‘Gentle' C-Sections - Here's Why

    More Moms Are Opting To Have ‘Gentle' C-Sections - Here's Why

    24 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    Both times I was pregnant , my biggest fear after the usual health concerns every parent has was that I would end up needing a C-section. My youngest was born 10 years ago, and back then, with Facebook still fairly new and not yet teeming with pregnancy and birth advice, I educated myself via books and magazines. The message I inferred from those sources, a message which remains prevalent to this day as far as I can tell, is that a woman's body is designed to usher life into the world, and if left to its own natural rhythms, will do so without mishap. Hashtag goddess .
    But when I reached...
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