Heather shares her emotional motherhood journey, how she raises children with different abilities and what it feels like to receive three miracles after adopting children with Down Syndrome.
During her first pregnancy, Lauren discovered a lack of resources for women who are transitioning back into their careers after having children and became determined to make a difference. “The Fifth Trimester” was born – focusing on the transitional and critical stage of going back to work.
Ashley struggled with long-term postpartum depression that lasted through her second pregnancy and then received an unexpected autism diagnosis for her oldest child. She shares her struggles, her joys, and the contradictions of accepting and synthesizing both so other mothers who may be on a similar journey feel supported and know that they are not alone.
Dez experienced two birth stories – reminding us that every journey into motherhood takes us to the edge of ourselves and also awakens love we never knew we had.
Stephanie shares how she combines feminism & midwifery in a humanistic approach that empowers patients in their own sexual and reproductive health care.
When Jannie and Carrie decided to have children they both hoped for the experience of being pregnant. After multiple IUI and IVF fertility treatments for both of them, Carrie was finally the one to get pregnant. The story of her pregnancy and how they both transitioned to motherhood together is raw and beautiful.