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He Defended the Woman Who Drowned Her Five Children — Then Dedicated His Life to Making Sure It Never Happens Again

The notorious case of Andrea Yates was the first time many people – including George Parnham – had ever heard of postpartum...

I Had Extreme Postpartum Depression. Don’t You Dare Call It the Baby Blues.

When my daughter was born I had no idea I’d go from ecstasy to thoughts of cracking her head open and throwing myself out of a moving car. This dark side of motherhood needs to...

I Was 38 Weeks Pregnant When I Fired My Doctor

The Super-Secret Outlaw Doula in Backwoods California

When the contractions come and you’ve got a two-hour mountain drive to the hospital, who are you going to call?

My Baby Was Stillborn. But I Refuse to Hide Him From the World.

In a new movement sweeping Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, anguished parents are sharing and bonding over their grief.

A Doula for Every Birth—and Every Abortion

In New York City, a team of “radical doulas” believes every pregnant woman deserves someone at her side.

And Now, Time for a Comic About Abortion Doulas

What I Learned About Life By Welcoming My 22 Kids and Grandkids Into This World

When his daughter calls to announce grandchild number fifteen, a grandfather is catapulted back in time through a half-century of delivery-room drama.

How One Bolivian Hospital Is Battling Maternal Mortality—By Reaching Back Thousands of Years

Indigenous women around the world are torn between embracing modern approaches to childbirth and preserving age-old traditions. This surprisingly simple solution could save...