labor

During Childbirth, Push Like You’re Pooping 

Hello! I am back from maternity leave. We had our second child, a boy named Max. It has been the best! It has been the worst! My brain constantly teeters between thoughts of “How did I ever live in a world without this baby?” and “Who thought this would be…

When Will You Actually Give Birth? 

In birth month clubs, a modern phenomenon in which pregnant strangers convene in online groups based on the month of their due dates, something always happens. After nearly a year of commiserating through posts about baby name quandaries and clueless partners and weird shit that happens to your body, you’ll…

Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Epidurals

Do epidurals prolong labour? Read the recent headlines and you’d think we finally answered that question once and for all – with epidurals turning out to have no effect. But the study actually asked what happens if you already have an epidural, and turn it off as you’re pushing out…