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How I Got This Baby

  1. parenthood
    The Mom Whose Husband Worried She’d Never Lose the Baby WeightIn this week’s How I Got This Baby, a mother whose marriage fell apart while she was pregnant with their second child.
  2. the cut on tuesdays
    Anna Sale of Death, Sex, and Money Shares Her Life-Hack for Working MothersThis week’s episode of The Cut on Tuesdays.
  3. parenthood
    The Widow Co-Parenting With Her DadThis week’s “How I Got This Baby.”
  4. parenthood
    The Stepmom Who Hates the Word ‘Co-Parent’“It reminds me of the idea of ‘conscious uncoupling.’ It’s really not how parenting is at all.”
  5. parenthood
    The Mom Who Realized Life With 4 Kids Wasn’t Always Going to Be EasyThis week’s How I Got This Baby.
  6. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Did IVF for Her Husband’s Infertility, Not Hers“Male infertility is almost never talked about — and when it is, it’s a joke. There’s zero nuance.”
  7. parenthood
    The Mom Whose Husband Died Weeks After She Gave Birth“To be honest, I don’t know how I got through it, having a newborn and a very sick husband.”
  8. parenthood
    The Single Mom Who’s Not Worried About Her Son“He’s not going to be screwed up by this, not at all.”
  9. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Can’t Imagine Paying for Fertility TreatmentsAn American woman who did IVF in France, where the government covers infertility.
  10. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Wishes Her Son’s Father Would Stay Out of Her Life“I don’t want to let my husband ruin being a mother for me.”
  11. how i got this baby
    The Adopted Mom Who Cherishes Her Biological Daughter“For me, having a biological connection to her represents so much more. I’m grateful for it.”
  12. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Had an Abortion at 8 Months, Then a Surprise PregnancyI believe I lost more than a fetus, less than a baby.
  13. how i got this baby
    The Canadian Woman Shocked by Reproductive Care in the U.S.“I just figured that if I needed one, my health-care provider in town would do the termination, and that would be that.”
  14. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Was Pregnant and Addicted to Opioids“I was already worried, but after I got pregnant, it became imperative that I had to do something.”
  15. how i got this baby
    How I Got This Baby: The Mom Who Went Abroad to Make a Baby“In a way, knowing that I might need to pursue motherhood on my own was a kind of relief.”
  16. new mom
    How We Got These BabiesTwenty women tell their stories.
  17. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Wore a Fake Wedding Ring“The hardest part of my pregnancy was navigating the self-imposed shame of being a black single mother.”
  18. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Had an Abortion at 7 Months PregnantThis week’s How I Got This Baby.
  19. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Used to Think Using a Gestational Carrier Was ExtremeThis week’s How I Got This Baby.
  20. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Thought She Was Finally PregnantInstead, her symptoms meant something very different.
  21. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Kept the Cremated Remains From Her Abortion in Her Purse“I don’t have regrets about our choice to have an abortion, or about how I chose to meet it head on.”
  22. The Woman Who Broke Up With Her Partner Over Egg Freezing“I was freezing my eggs because I wanted to have a partner and a family, and I ended up breaking up with the person I was with because of it.
  23. how i got this baby
    The Dad Who Paid $171,000 to Become a Father“Going for twins was mostly a financial decision. With surrogacy, twins cost $5,000 extra.”
  24. women of the world
    What It’s Like to Give Birth in a Refugee Camp“When the ambulance first arrived to the camp, an EMT told me that they needed proof the baby was my baby.”
  25. how i got this baby
    The Woman Who Acts Like a Parent But Isn’t OneThere’s no term for the relationship I have with my boyfriend’s son.
  26. how i got this baby
    How I Got This Baby: The Mom Who Dreaded Nighttime“I just felt like I was completely alone with this baby who wouldn’t sleep, who cried all the time.”
  27. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Didn’t Want to Wait for a ManThis week’s How I Got This Baby.
  28. how i got this baby
    The Mom Whose Husband Walked 13 Miles to the HospitalIf anyone had told us there was a chance I’d have the baby in the next 24 hours, my husband would have never left the hospital before Shabbat.
  29. motherhood
    Maybe There’s Nothing Natural About MotherhoodA sentimental celebration of biological instincts undermines us all.
  30. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Wasn’t Sure a Birth Mother Would Choose Her Family“When the mother has an obvious disability, she’s probably not the mother you would pick for your child.”
  31. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Thinks You’re Never Ready to Be a ParentAfter her first daughter was stillborn, she didn’t know when she’d feel ready to try again.
  32. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Gave a Baby BackThis week’s How I Got This Baby.
  33. how i got this baby
    The Woman Who Spent $110,000 Trying to Become a MomThis week’s How I Got This Baby.
  34. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Didn’t Want to Bring a Child Into the World to Die“It just felt cruel, to me.”
  35. how i got this baby
    The Mom Whose Pregnancy Hardships Gave Her Patience“I’d be a different parent, I think, if all of this hadn’t happened.”
  36. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Wanted a Baby More Than a Husband“I think I’m a better mother than a girlfriend or a partner.”
  37. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Tried ‘Natural’ Family Planning’It was as if reason had gone out the window.’
  38. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Learned to Let Go“I think one of the things that being pregnant taught me was that I can’t control everything.”
  39. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Felt Like She Was Failing“My husband wanted to talk about what would happen if we couldn’t get pregnant permanently.”
  40. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Wants More Women to Know About Her Rare Pregnancy Complication“My husband couldn’t even be in the room. Only doctors saw our son’s birth.”
  41. how i got this baby
    How I Got This Baby: Pregnant at 19At the abortion appointment, she changed her mind.
  42. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Used to Feel Different From Other Moms“I am a special-needs mom, but I’m also just like anyone else.”
  43. how i got this baby
    The Mom Whose Husband Begged Her to Take MedicationThis week’s How I Got This Baby.
  44. how i got this baby
    The Woman Who Isn’t Sure She’ll Be a MomFor this week’s How I Got This Baby, a woman who hasn’t gotten a baby — and doesn’t know that she will.
  45. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Spent More Than $11,000 on SpermAfter many failed fertility treatments, Katie couldn’t stand the idea of spending another dollar on sperm.
  46. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Wasn’t Sure How Cancer Would Affect Her FertilityOn this week’s How I Got This Baby, a woman whose cancer treatment made her realize how much she wanted a biological child.
  47. how i got this baby
    How I Got This Baby: The Mom Who Didn’t Go Into Foster Parenting BlindlyIn this Week’s How I Got This Baby, a couple who made a tough decision about their first foster daughter, then adopted four children.
  48. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Didn’t Expect Using a Known Sperm Donor to Be So HardThis week’s How I Got This Baby.
  49. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Faced the Odds of Getting Pregnant at 44This week’s How I Got This Baby.
  50. how i got this baby
    The Trans Man Who Didn’t Expect to Enjoy Being PregnantThis week’s How I Got This Baby.
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