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It's a lot on our bodies

Our hair is getting longer. Both of us. Sweaty curls, plastered against her head, and wispy, thin tree trunk strands, standing on end, reaching up and away. 1,371 more words

Tazria-Metzora (Lev. 12:1 – 15:33)

“Eeewww! Gross!”

That’s the typical reaction to the Torah portions Tazria (Lev. 12:1- 13:59) and Metzora (Lev. 14:1-15:33), especially if you’re 12 and have just been told this will be your Bar or Bat Mitzvah portion.  942 more words

Light housework reward for childbirth

I watched a woman state this line on a breastfeeding webinar, 2017, not 1950’s. After a woman has had a c-section and her GP has given her the go-ahead, she can go back to light housework duties such as dusting. 307 more words


Moms Vouch Eating This Pizza Will Induce Labor Guaranteed

Locals swear that the Buffalo Wing Pizza at Hawthorne’s New York Pizza & Bar in Charlotte, N.C. is powerful enough to induce labor in any expectant mother who consumes it. 200 more words


When Postpartum Packs a Punch

When Postpartum Packs a Punch offers solace to mothers who have experienced traumatic birth and perinatal mood disorders.

A chorus of different voices—parents, experts, and researchers sing the same song: while the U.S. 636 more words

Mental Health

The drug that could cut deaths from postpartum haemorrhage by a third

Every year, about 100,000 women die from haemorrhage after childbirth. Most of these deaths are in poorer countries such as Somalia or Sierra Leone where many give birth at home, without access to medical care. 280 more words


Childbirth is a Blessing, Not an Occasion of Impurity

by Carrie Frederick Frost

Multiple petitions are offered for the fruitfulness of a couple’s union during an Orthodox marriage service, so many that a college friend characterized my wedding as a fertility rite. 1,114 more words

Canons And Liturgical Practices