February 26th, 2021 | by Jennifer Berney
Culturally, we tend to conflate three disparate things: sexual desire, the impulse to nurture, the ability to conceive and bear a child. We act as if a woman’s longing is proportionate to her fertility. I longed deeply, and therefore I was fertile—or so my logic went
December 11th, 2020 | by Joanna Clapps Herman
This creatura, miracoluccia, piccinina, thislittle, especially against my chest, arms splayed, loosened to comfort, in surrender.
August 11th, 2020 | by Ellie Lobovits
My buzzer rings, the first in a quick domino of buzzers. Mine—the loudest—then next door, then upstairs, and so on,
July 21st, 2020 | by Amy Mattes
This has to be bigger than me. What’s inside doesn’t work, maybe what is outside will.
May 14th, 2020 | by Elizabeth Drucker
Without medications, I’m terrified of what my life might look like. But on medication, my stability is complicated by my deep ache to become a mother.
September 3rd, 2019 | by Cara Gormally
There are so many ways to have children. There's no right way. And there's no one easy way.
February 26th, 2019 | by Jane V. Blunschi
I had struggled to let go of what was left of my period and my fertility. I could not put on stained panties one more time.
January 30th, 2019 | by Aren Aizura
Chestfeeding. Autocorrect doesn’t know this word and changes it to chested. Chestfeeding was what my daughter Kit and I did
November 19th, 2018 | by Shannon Greene
All of my life has been about me. The video camera of my childhood was, if not holding me in
October 15th, 2018 | by Lakshmi Iyer
You want a baby. Babies. Your husband agrees, albeit begrudgingly. But month after month your hopes surge and fall. You