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Author Archive | Jennifer

In Defense of Older Moms

The other day a pregnant friend told me she’d been strong-armed by her ObGyn into submitting to invasive genetic screening due to her “advanced maternal age.” She’s thirty-six. I’ll leave the rant about being bullied by physicians for another post. This post is about being a woman of so-called advanced age—which, when you’re pregnant, is […]

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Breastfeeding Is Hard (At Least It Is For Me).

There are a couple of myths about childbirth and child-rearing that I’ve found to be, well, myths. For example—I always thought my water was supposed to break in a torrent while dining at a restaurant, and would facilitate the need for my husband to shove his way through bystanders and run hollering into the ER […]

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More than a mommy

More Than a Mommy

I’d like to start by saying that I love being a mother. I always knew I’d like it, I mean once I was out of my partying twenties and actually decided that I wanted to have children. But I had no idea that one day just watching my daughter feed herself dinner would fill me […]

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