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The severed chord

Three years ago my life changed forever it was as if the umbilical chord was severed for good. The family that took my child to give me a break as a mom never returned my child. 1,022 more words

Wordless Wednesday

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California decided it was tired of women bleeding to death in childbirth

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Kristen Terlizzi woke up on July 16, 2014, in the intensive care unit at Stanford University to the news that the placenta connecting her to the child she’d just given birth to had spread like a cancer through her abdomen. 4,307 more words

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Is God our Mother?

Why do we call God “Father?” Exploring the Catholic Church’s teaching on God’s paternal and maternal qualities, and clarifying the use of gender-based titles.

Can we call God, “Our Mother?” I mean, after all, we call Him “Father” even though we know God is neither male nor female. 1,691 more words

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The US maternal death rate is unacceptably high. It doesn't have to be.

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When Yvette Cornejo went in into labor last August, she had already given birth to two sons. Their deliveries had been relatively short and easy, and she was hoping her third would be similar. 358 more words

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Wordless Wednesday

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When is the right time?

I have never been particularly maternal. In fact, until I met my husband I was actively against having children. It wasn’t that I didn’t like children but I have a fear of needles and don’t cope well with pain, so I didn’t believe anything was worth that amount of torture. 338 more words

The Outright Truth