Why Didn’t They Tell Me… There Are No “Good” Babies

Welcome to the second instalment of the Why Didn't They Tell Me... series. (Check out the first instalment here!) Today I'm sharing some of my own stories about the societal pressure new parents face. Specifically, I'm talking about the pressure to have a "good" baby. If you've ever felt this kind of pressure, then read …

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Why I Say “Birthing Person”

I was recently asked, "Why do you always say 'birthing person' instead of 'mother'?" The question was genuine (though I've heard it been asked sarcastically, often followed by "Aren't all birthing people mothers?"). The initial answer is pretty straightforward: Not all birthing people are mothers and it is important to me to offer inclusive support …