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I want a baby....

I know some of you may think ‘how selfish…she has two children already….’  and you’re right. I suppose I am selfish, but adopting 2 children has not made the feeling go away. 248 more words

Fertility

labor's stages: a triduum

A journey of four days, each unique.

Holy Week reveals itself in new shades every year, shadows of dark and light. It pushes through the broken, cold dirt of Lent’s long winter with a fresh green curl of hope. 773 more words

Faith In Real Life

April 24: Reduction in mother-to-child HIV transmission during birth through proactive clinical care

Townsend et al., Earlier initiation of ART and further decline in mother-to-child HIV transmission rates, 2000-2011. AIDS, 2014; 28 (7): p. 1049-57.

Amongst many of the problems that women with HIV-positive women face is the risk of transferring that to a child during pregnancy or birth. 324 more words

Daily Article

splices

She was waiting, but she didn’t know for what. She was aware only of her solitude, and of the penetrating cold, and of a greater weight in the region of her heart.

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Poem

Yes, A Woman Is 'Giving Birth' To A Painting In This Very NSFW Video

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How far can “performance art” go, really? I’m afraid to ask at this point.

Swiss artist Milo Moire put a bunch of paint balls into her vagina and squeezed them out onto a canvas as part of the Art Cologne fair in Germany. 85 more words

Art

dream of being a mom

Dreams — some come true.  Some don’t.  Some dreams take a slight turn and end up better than originally expected.  Some dreams are just that – dreams. 801 more words

Christianity

birthing another bean, part 4

We walk calmly up to the L&D desk–i quip to bobby that I hope we don’t get the mean admissions lady again. I look behind the desk, and it is a very nice lady instead. 578 more words

Family