Browsing the "Fertility" Tag

Body Lore: An Excerpt from THE OTHER MOTHERS

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


Am I Infertile or Just Queer?

January 8th, 2019 | by Allegra Hirschman

For me, trying to conceive was a clusterfuck of hope, disappointment, preoccupation, self-care, and self-doubt with a side of amateur


Eggs Five Ways

September 12th, 2018 | by Megan Pillow Davis

My husband makes sunny side up eggs with a side of hash browns and sausage. He gives my shoulder a


I YOU I

March 23rd, 2017 | by Shannon Mowdy

“Have you tried standing on your head?” It is a bright Sunday morning, and my future mother-in-law and I are


KID GLOVES: Comics by Lucy Knisley

May 4th, 2016 | by Lucy Knisley

Congratulations, Lucy! In fact, double congrats: These comics are gestating into a whole MUTHA-freaking graphic memoir about motherhood. Kid Gloves the book will



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