Shannon Graham

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'What the hell was that?' Why the hottest new accessory of mums-to-be is a doula

A "burning inquiry" was further stoked when, two years later, she experienced a natural miscarriage that meant going through labour.<p>"It was strangely …

Meet Kubu: the charming quickly-built cube home

Interest in alternatives to traditional home ownership is growing every day. There is a movement towards living in smaller homes to be more cost …

Living Rooms

This Is Why We Need To Talk More About Postpartum Anxiety

Study shows postpartum anxiety is more common than PPD<p>When we think about mental health issues that affect pregnant women and new moms, postpartum …

Sketch Tattoos By Frank Carrilho Show The Beauty Of Imperfection

Brazilian tattoo artist Frank Carrilho turns geometry into something more than a class you had to take over in summer school. Employing a style …

Raw Photos Of Women In Labor Aim To Show That Birth Isn't 'Gross'

"I want my images to challenge norms; reinvent the norm."<p>Angela Gallo is a doula and birth photographer who is on a mission.<p>Gallo is a mother of two living in Australia who is seeking to change society's perceptions of the birthing process. She not only assists women in labor, but also photographs …

10+ Powerful Photos Showing What’s It Like To Be A Mom From The 2016 Birth Photography Competition

The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) has announced the winners of its 2016 photography contest, and the results …

10 Things a Postpartum Mom (Actually) Wants

I gave birth to a bouncing baby girl nearly three months ago. She is my second child, with a six-year gap between the two. It's safe to say I am removed from newborn life. I have been overwhelmed with support during my "fourth trimester" this time around. From 0-12 weeks, a newborn baby is …

How Parents Can Minimize Newborns' Pain During Routine Medical Procedures

Simple steps can make a big difference when new babies undergo medical procedures.<p>For years, doctors and scientists believed infants' brains were not developed enough for them to feel pain, but science has since shown that is not true.<p>Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging health care …

5 Words for Every First-Time Pregnant Woman

Mama-to-be, I see you. You are rubbing your lower back in the checkout line in front of me at the grocery store. You are breathing deeply every time you have to stand up or sit down during our church service. Or maybe you are posting side view belly pictures on social media, reminding me of the …

Talented 16-Year-Old Artist Turns Her Wildest Dreams Into Paintings

These paintings are the work of 16-year-old Dimitra Milan, who started painting just 4 years ago. Daughter to two artists, Milan was exposed to art …

Can You Find 6 Words Hidden In These Puzzles? (10 Pics)

Panda got a little bored hiding and instructed us to get you new puzzles, so we obliged. This time we challenge you to find the words hiding in the …

Postpartum and Straight Jackets

I want to shed some light on the crazy ups and downs of post partum. A combination of hormonal changes and sleep deprivation can take it's toll on a new mom. I thought I'd share my personal story in hopes it might help a little.<p>I remember reclining in my lounge chair in the summer nine months …

The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride Of Pregnancy After Miscarriage

There are no "shoulds" when it comes to emotions.<p>Cheree Moore’s first pregnancy was textbook, easy even, so when she got pregnant again three years later, she expected much of the same. Intellectually she understood that pregnancy loss was a possibility, but she was healthy and getting good …

10 Cool Ways to Wear Sweaters During Your Winter Pregnancy

| <i>by Zeinab El-Fiqi</i><p>Staying warm and looking stylish during your <b>winter pregnancy</b> seems like an impossible mission. But what if I told you that you can …

Jena Malone Just Revealed Her Baby Bump in the Sweetest Way

Some celebs (understandably) prefer to keep their baby bumps under wraps — Keri Russell has kept things hidden since announcing she’s expecting, wearing only big coats and sweaters (and might we add looking <i>amazing</i> doing so). But sometimes, people just <i>own it</i> by getting ahead of the paparazzi game …

Photographer Captures Mom Expecting Five Babies In Ethereal Photo Shoot

Beautiful.<p>The odds were one in 60 million.<p>Kim Tucci and her husband already had two daughters, but wanted to try for one more child. The Australian couple got the surprise of a lifetime when Tucci found out she was pregnant with <i>five</i> babies<p>.<p>Tucci shared her story on her Facebook page, Surprised By …

All The Faces Parents Make Every Day

These are so familiar.<p>Parenting involves saying things you never thought would come out of your mouth. It also brings out new facial expressions you never thought you were capable of forming.<p>In their new video "Mom Face," the funny ladies of The BreakWomb YouTube channel break down the many looks …

21 Parents Who Made Us Laugh In 2015

Mom and Dad jokes aplenty.

What I Wish I Knew Before I Delivered My Stillborn Son

Until the moment when I found out that my baby boy's heart had stopped beating at 31 weeks gestation, I was blissfully clueless about what happens when a baby is stillborn. My only personal experience with pregnancy loss had been two first trimester miscarriages. My only experience with childbirth …

Why are we so bad at acknowledging pregnancy loss? Jessica Zucker wants to change that

Jessica Zucker was 16 weeks pregnant when she miscarried at home alone; she had to cut the umbilical cord herself before hemorrhaging. As a psychologist who specializes in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health in Los Angeles, Zucker wrote an essay last fall about her experience for the …

Community in a box: how modern design is helping bring a town together

Can you build a community with a box of books?<p>In Newmarket, Ont., the answer is yes. But the box is a special one – a wooden pavilion, lined with rich mahogany and stacked with volumes brought in by people of the town. Just eight by eight feet, the Story Pod, as it's called, is a takeoff on the …

Should You Hire a Postpartum Doula?

Getting much-needed postpartum help is just a phone call away -- even when family is not around the corner.<p>There once was a village. Then there was just you and your partner. But today, more and more new moms are discovering a somewhere-in-between solution that involves hiring a care specialist for …

This Is What It Feels Like To Survive Postpartum Depression And Anxiety

One in seven moms will suffer from a perinatal mood disorder. These are just a few of them.

Giving Birth in Different Worlds

The photographs in the series “Hundred Times the Difference,” by the photographer Moa Karlberg, capture, in closeup, the faces of women in the final stages of giving birth. Across the images, there is a range of expressions: grit and sensuality, trepidation and expectation, pain and elation. But in …

The #1 Superpower That Introverts Have That Others Can't Touch

Before I get to the #1 superpower that introverts have, I wanted to clarify what an introvert actually is. An introvert is not shy or anti-social. An introvert is a person who needs quiet time to recharge and feel connected with themselves. They need stillness and quiet to fuel their energy. Tuning …

Why Motherhood Is Disgusting

All too often, motherhood or birth or procreation in general is labeled as disgusting.<p>Women who've made the decision to become mothers are painted with a brush of disgust.<p>It's gross what their bodies do, growing and expanding and secreting and tearing and doing what can only be described as natural.<p>…

12 Beautiful Quotes From Oliver Sacks

If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self—himself—he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it.<p>Perception is never purely in the present – it has to draw on experience of the past; this is why Gerald M. Edelman speaks of "the …

The Brain

Five Ways Not to Treat a Stay-at-Home Mom

It wasn't my plan to become a stay-at-home mom. I had my first baby and intended to keep working full time. I looked at daycares, picked one out and put down a deposit. I did go back to work full time, but it felt too soon, and I wanted to spend more time with my baby. After a bit of freaking out I …

Parenting

10 Lifehacks Every New Mom Needs to Know

<b>Every mother out there looks back at how she thought she would parent, before she actually became one -- and then laughs her butt off.</b><p>The following are lifehacks that all new moms should be taking advantage of, right now, to make their lives not only easier, but exceedingly more enjoyable.<p><b>Let their</b> …

Dear New Mom: Please Take A Shower

Dear New Mom,<p>Congratulations! Welcome to motherhood! Sometime in the past few weeks you left your house with a belly bigger than you ever imagined …