Browsing the "postpartum" Tag

Accepted, Not Earned

January 25th, 2024 | by Xinran Maria Xiang

I developed an allergy to doing less than two things at the same time. How dare I dawdle when I needed to prove my usefulness to society? 


Rejecting the Selfless Mother

November 9th, 2023 | by Megan Evans

I was nine months clean and sober when I got pregnant. In the naivete of early sobriety, I thought I had life figured out and was ready to share this wisdom with a child.


Mallsoft

November 2nd, 2023 | by Brittany Ackerman

The mall still plays the same voiceless, ambient music. It’s perfect for putting a baby to sleep. It’s perfect for calming my endless nerves


The White Horse

August 2nd, 2023 | by Mutha Magazine

We lived for months with his hypomania, both of us sure something was wrong, but clueless as to what


Postpartum depression during a pandemic

February 15th, 2022 | by Amy Mattes

The house is living and breathing windows lifting curtains let old air out. An air between seasons. Her body is living and breathing open organs stretching in the


Buoyant Force

January 11th, 2022 | by Sumitra Mattai

I wondered if I would ever be able to approach the deep end without panicking.


Losing my Father, Raising my Son

November 24th, 2021 | by Lindsey Newman

Among the last things Pa said to me were that he loved me, and he was proud of what an amazing mother I was


Postpartum Dream Sequence

November 5th, 2020 | by Becky Kling

I am surprisingly unashamed I gave birth to an insect, though I am still trying to figure out why my belly got so big for him


Ginny Wiehardt on KNIFE SKILLS

October 23rd, 2020 | by Ginny Wiehardt

‘Knife Skills’(After a BBC documentary on postpartum OCD) They gleamed at her from kitchen drawers, reflecting the self she feared,



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