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What’s a Baby Between Friends?

As a single gay man, having a kid with my friend seemed like a great idea. But when our daughter arrived, I wondered whether planning to be a part-time dad was fair to her.

I’m Nonbinary. I Loved Being Pregnant. It’s Complicated.

During my unplanned pregnancy, I reveled in my new body and the pleasures it brought, while hiding from the pain I knew would come when I gave my child away.

After Years of Tumors, Growing a Baby Instead

Doctors said I probably wouldn't live to see my child grow up, but I still wanted to be a mom.

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.