MOM TALK: MY SURROGACY JOURNEY

http://www.mothermag.com/surrogacy/ **Trigger warning. Story includes mention of a 24-week loss. Like new mother Jennifer Talesfore so eloquently details in her essay below, surrogacy is a practice often shrouded in mystery and judgement. We hope reading her touching personal narrative of love, loss, and hope brings a better understanding to the families going through the surrogacy …

Why doctors are so bad at predicting pregnancy due dates

https://www.vox.com/2018/6/9/17435322/pregnancy-due-date-test-premature-birth Only 4 percent of women give birth on their estimated delivery date. That’s because of the natural variation in how long it takes a baby to grow and because of our limited ability to predict due dates. Medicine, it turns out, is surprisingly bad at measuring the precise age of a fetus or how …

It’s science: Pregnancy can be contagious among friends

https://www.mother.ly/news/its-science-pregnancy-can-be-contagious-among-friends If it baby announcements seem to come all at once from a close group of friends, research shows there may be a reason: Pregnancy can be contagious. “A friend's childbearing positively influences an individual's risk of becoming a parent,” concluded the authors of a 2014 study published in the journal American Sociological Association. For …