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I’m New Yorker Cartoonist Emily Flake, and This Is How I Parent 

On topics from under-boob sweat to Mayochup, Emily Flake has a lot to say. Or, rather, draw. The award-winning cartoonist went from running her comic strip “Lulu Eightball” in alt-weeklies across the country (the jokes were “too vulgar for grown-up publications,” she has said) to regularly drawing for The New Yorker.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Try These Sports Psychology Techniques to Get Through Childbirth

I once ran a marathon and gave birth to a baby in the same year, and found them to be, mentally, very similar events. In both cases it doesn’t hurt too much in the beginning, but you know you have to save your strength. You will hit a point where you feel your body can […]

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How to Get a Free Breast Pump Through Your Insurance  

No sound transports me back to haze of new parenthood quite like the rhythmic hum of a breast pump. What at first looked to me like a modern torture device quickly became an essential tool in allowing my daughter to be breastfed—it increased my milk supply, relieved pressure, and let me build up a freezer […]

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‘Abortion Reversal’ Is Not a Thing

A typical medication abortion involves two doses of pills. The first, mifepristone, blocks a hormone that the embryo or fetus needs to grow and thrive. The second, misoprostol, triggers the uterus to expel its contents. But there is a growing political movement to get people who have taken the first drug to undergo an…Read more… […]

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What to Do About the Weird, Gross Things That Happen to Your Pregnant Body 

The pregnant body—it’s a beautiful thing! It’s also a sweaty, gassy, crampy, achy, leaky, bumpy thing. Nobody says growing a new human is easy, but few people tell you about all the weird and gross ailments that can crop up throughout those nine months. Here’s why they happen, and what you can do about them. […]

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What to Do About the Weird, Gross Things That Happen to Your Pregnant Body 

The pregnant body—it’s a beautiful thing! It’s also a sweaty, gassy, crampy, achy, leaky, bumpy thing. Nobody says growing a new human is easy, but few people tell you about all the weird and gross ailments that can crop up throughout those nine months. Here’s why they happen, and what you can do about them. […]

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