The Women Who Give Birth Without Knowing They're Pregnant
'Cryptic pregnancies' are extremely rare, and the true stories behind how they happen are both complicated and traumatic.
Meet the Japanese Mums Running a Citizens' Lab to Track Nuclear Radiation
After the 2011 tsunami triggered a nuclear disaster in Fukushima, there were widespread fears about radiation leaking into the environment. Now a group of volunteers—who are mostly mothers—is tackling the issue head-on.
Bobbie van der List
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin
An Unladylike Article About Addiction
Substance abuse is at odds with what's expected of women. But here I am, a woman in rehab, facing how addiction challenges everything that's ever been expected of me.
Arab Women Tell Us Why They Don't Want to Become Mothers
"I don't want to have to choose between buying myself a dress or getting diapers for a baby"
Why We're Obsessed with Killer Nannies
An ongoing murder trial in New York and the book inspired by the case point to a special brand of primal fear that isn't as simple as you might think.
How to Be Nice When Your Friends Start Having Babies
A lot can go wrong when newborn babies start infiltrating your social circle.
An Expert Explains Why Some Women Murder Their Children
"The vast majority were very remorseful and were trying to cope with it in whichever way they could."
I’m a 29-Year-Old Pregnant Virgin
"This is me giving a middle finger to the people who told me I couldn’t do it because I’m not married yet."
Parents Tell Us the Shit They Wish They Knew Before They Had a Kid
Don’t let the multi-billion-dollar parent-industrial complex get ya.
Nicole Richie Is Thriving
Whether you like it or not.
This Indie Label Is Cutting Vinyl Costs By Releasing Albums on Paper
"Instead of having a thing with the download within, we just have a giant piece of beautiful paper."
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Will My Nipple Piercing Screw Up My Chances of Breast Feeding?
Your favorite piece of bling is now giving way to motherhood.