“BUMP” Theater Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Playwright Chiara Atik’s new play “BUMP” is essentially three different stories, all intertwined in a series of vignettes, about pregnancy and childbirth. One story emphasizes our modern-day world—pregnant women chatting on an online message board—(each at the same stage of pregnancy) supporting each other; a second story is about the ...

Placenta Encapsulation — An Option to Tackle the Baby Blues by Zoe Richmond


The days after giving birth a critical.  They are not only a critical time for the newborn baby, but they are also critical to the mother.  It’s also an exhausting time.  There is the physical exhaustion of the delivery, or the painful recuperation from a C-section. There is the grueling ...

Meet Later Mom: Rachel Lehmann-Haupt


AGE: 46 RESIDENCE: Northern California CHILD: A Son, Age 4 Rachel Lehmann-Haupt is one of America’s premier experts on the future of family life, career timing, and the influence of science and technology on fertility and pregnancy, and is widely credited with coining the phrase ‘DIY Mom.’ An in-demand speaker and journalist, her writing ...

To C or Not to C: Get this baby out of me! by Zoe Richmond


I had a C-section.  I actually had two C-sections.  It took a while to get the residue of shame off my voice when I made that statement. Don’t get me wrong, I did not set out to have a C-section.  Quite the opposite.  I was looking forward to the birthing experience. ...

Guest Blog Post: Little Pink Line by Colleen Mallen


Baby A, you made your presence known just five days after being made. I couldn’t wait two weeks to see if my suspicions were true; I only managed to wait nine days. Your dad was away on a trip. I took a pregnancy test, saw the slightest pink line and ...

Guest Blog Post: From Infertility to Hope and Beyond by Michele Talamo (a later mom)


My story begins with the joy and happiness of getting married at 37 year old (my husband was 39). We both wanted a family for so long and now was our chance to start one! Easy right? or so we thought! I was fortunate to get pregnant the second month ...

Miracle Baby…Worth the Effort and More by Renee Divine, Motherhood Later Chapter Head, Minneapolis


In 2009, at the ripe old age of 41, my husband and I tied the knot. Before we got married we agreed that we would try to get pregnant right away and if it didn’t happen for us we would explore adoption. We both agreed that IVF and other modes ...

GUEST BLOG POST: How My Infertility Empowered Me by Heather Step


Infertility can make a person feel profoundly weak and powerless in the face of repeated failures, the passing years and a loss of hope for the child you so long for. Some of the events that can feel like a shot to the gut include your period arriving again, or ...

Easy Rider by Peggy Bogaard-Lapp


My husband and I are riding our Harley down to Taos, New Mexico this weekend. It’s the first time we have taken a long trip on the bike, and away from our 9 year old daughter. It fells a bit naughty, just the two of us, doing the “easy rider” ...

Hello, Summer! Goodbye, Salt! by Heather Bowles


Good Saturday morning to you, ladies. I hope all is well. Today is shaping up to be quite warm here in Central Oklahoma, or maybe it isn't. It's hard to tell these days. Generally, I get cold easily, and look forward to the sweltering summer months, but I discovered during ...