Miscarriage of Hope

depression

You can survive the loss of a dream that didn’t. I was finally pregnant again after surviving two soul-pummeling miscarriages. I held my breath through the first trimester, having twice learned the hard way that I couldn't afford to be even vaguely hopeful until at least the three-month … [Read more...]

But Good Mothers Breastfeed

Young mother breastfeeding a baby in nature

How trying to fix my low milk supply became a study in the crippling power of shame.   In between the in breath and the out breath, there was quiet. “In,” cued the instructor, and my lungs sprang into action and my diaphragm dropped and my brain leaned back like it always does to settle down … [Read more...]