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Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Banning Abortion Does Nothing to Support Kids with Down Syndrome

Proponents of these laws claim they're protecting children like mine, but that’s just not true.
Leesha Thrower
5.16.18
mental health
mental health

A Psychiatrist Told Us Why Her Patient Killed Her Children

In 2016, Carol Coronado was sentenced to three life prison terms for the murder of her three daughters.
Melissa Pandika
5.1.18
What's Freaking Me Out
What's Freaking Me Out

I Have an Irrational Fear of Vomit

Hearing or seeing someone throw up causes me to reflexively clamp my hands over my ears, squeeze my eyes shut, and make the quickest escape possible.
Risa Kerslake
4.20.18
Pregnancy
Pregnancy

Does Smoking Marijuana Affect Breastmilk?

One of the first studies in 35 years took a look.
Jesse Hicks
4.13.18
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

The Insane Things Hospitals Can Charge You for When You Give Birth

“I was charged $4,800 for ‘nursery care’ when my daughter never left my hospital room."
Sarah Yahr Tucker
4.3.18
Ugh
Ugh

Doctors Are Less Likely to Recommend the HPV Vaccine for Boys

Not getting the human papillomavirus vaccine could leave them at greater risk of developing certain cancers.
Jesse Hicks
3.30.18
Asking for a friend
Asking for a friend

How Bad Is It to Breastfeed After a Few Drinks?

The final word on giving the baby a boozy boob.
Elizabeth Brown
3.27.18
Autism
Autism

This Emotionally Intelligent Device Is Helping Kids with Autism Form Bonds

"There was an instantaneous smile and alertness in his eyes that has never really been there before."
Mariana Fernandez
3.20.18
mental health
mental health

The Ripple Effect of Postpartum Depression

How can we stop a pattern of depression in its tracks?
Mary Sauer
3.10.18
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

This Is How Parents Around The World Get Their Babies to Sleep

From rain apps to fennel seeds, these parents have tried everything to get their infants to go the hell to sleep.
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
3.7.18
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

Could You Give Your Kids an Eating Disorder?

If you have a first-degree female relative with an eating disorder, you're about ten times more likely to have one in your lifetime.
Meeri Kim
2.23.18
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

Parents Should Talk to Their Kids About Miscarriage

If children learn that sex makes babies, shouldn’t they also learn that some pregnancies don’t get that far?
Jessica Zucker
2.20.18