motherhood

labor

Google Employee Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Women in Viral Memo

The memo, titled “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why,” has been read by more than 10,000 employees at the company.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
8.5.19
Health

Social Services Can Threaten Families of Children with Chronic Fatigue

Myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME, is little understood by the general public. That lands some parents in the firing line.
Natasha Wynarczyk
5.2.19
black maternal health

When Will the US Protect Black Women From Dying in Childbirth?

Across the United States, politicians are taking steps toward enacting legislation that reduces racist bias against pregnant Black women and infants. But there's still a challenging journey ahead.
Kimberly Lawson
4.16.19
Health

The Women Who Gave Birth Without Knowing They Were Pregnant

'Cryptic pregnancies' are extremely rare, and the true stories behind how they happen are both complicated and traumatic.
Nana Baah
4.10.19
activism

Meet the Japanese Moms 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
3.11.19
Comics!

'The Doctor and Nancy,' Today's Comic by Alex Krokus

For a sack of money a doctor gives his patient some very useful advice.
Alex Krokus
2.7.19
Broadly

I Ate Psychedelic Mushrooms to Treat My Postpartum Depression

"Project Baby—My First Year As a Less Than Perfect Mother" author Julie Ugleholdt says that microdosing shrooms helped her mental health.
Maria Brus Pedersen
1.25.19
SEX

Being a Single Mother Made Me Embrace the Sex Drive I Thought Was Dead

Newly single moms can be horny as hell. I can testify.
Sarah Bregel
11.14.18
Pregnancy

Women in Labor Are Being Turned Away From UK Hospitals

I narrowly avoided giving birth in my car after midwives said I wasn't ready to be admitted. I'm not the only mom this has happened to, either.
Carly Lewis-Oduntan
11.8.18
parenting

We Looked Into Whether 'Baby Fever' Is a Real Thing

Psychology can tell us a lot about why some people suddenly become obsessed with having a baby.
Julie Stewart
10.2.18
Film

Are Black Parents Partly Culpable in Their Daughters' Hair Struggle?

Netflix's 'Nappily Ever After' dares to ask, and the answer is finally yes.
Taylor Hosking
9.25.18
Life

'I Squirted Milk All Over': What It’s Really Like to Be a Breastfeeding Mom

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, we talked to mothers about their unexpected, yet gratifying, experiences of nursing their children.
Kimberly Lawson
8.29.18
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