Bump to Birth

How To Time Contractions In Early Labor (And When To Go To The Hospital)

Anyone who has given birth (or at least witnessed one), can probably confirm that it looks a lot different in real life than it does on TV. Typically, the Hollywood version of childbirth begins dramatically, with the character’s water breaking, and ends with a perfectly spotless baby emerging from underneath her hospital gown. Early labor contractions usually play a bit part in it too, with the bumbling, incompetent husband or partner character attempting to time them, and…

Postpartum Depression Made Me Resent My Children For Existing

kieferpix/Getty Trigger Warning: Severe Depression/Postpartum Depression I did not like my children when this photo was taken. Tiffany Jenkins/Facebook I actually resented them for existing. Kaiden was 17 months old and Chloe 1 month, and I didn’t want to be their mother. I didn’t want to change their diapers, feed them, and most of the time — I wanted to leave them in their cribs and run out the door, never to return. I’m serious. I know…

‘Born silent’: Singer Christina Perri reveals death of baby after pregnancy complications – NBC News

Singer-songwriter Christina Perri shared on social media late Tuesday that, after she was hospitalized due to pregnancy complications last week, her child had died. “She was born silent after fighting so hard to make it to our world,” the “Jar of Hearts” and “A Thousand Years” singer said. “She is at peace now & will live forever in our hearts.” In a photo Perri shared on social media on Tuesday, the singer and her husband, Paul Costabile,…