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Here’s how working in the sex industry prepared me to be a wife and mother

Melissa Petro used to be a sex worker — and later lost her job as a teacher because of it. But the experience became a great education in motherhood.
Molly Waitz

A 27-year-old mother breast pumped while running the New York City Marathon

Molly Waitz, of Cutchogue, New York, ran the marathon eight months after she gave birth to her son, Bode.

The best maternity leggings you can buy

Maternity leggings are an extremely important part of any pregnant woman's wardrobe. Here are the best maternity leggings we've worn.
Photographer Melanie Paterak's photo series features both positive and negative words that have been spoken to mothers who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.

Powerful portraits shed light on the best and worst things people have said to women after a miscarriage

In a series titled "Positive Words," photographer Melanie Paterak shares what words stuck with women after pregnancy or infant loss.
Audrey Gelman on Inc's October issue cover.

The Wing’s cofounder just became the first visibly pregnant CEO featured on a business magazine cover

Audrey Gelman, 32, said she decided to appear visibly pregnant to show other women that they too can simultaneously run a business and start a family.
Women nurse their children during a public event to promote the benefits of breastfeeding on August 3, 2018.

Breast milk could carry harmful chemicals like flame retardants and BPA, but breastfeeding is still the healthiest food source for babies

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that breast milk is still the healthiest food source for babies, despite any contaminants it may carry.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi at Build Studio in 2018.

Snooki shut down criticism after she posted a photo of herself drinking wine while feeding her newborn

The "Jersey Shore" star defended her parenting skills after she was criticized for drinking alcohol, two months after giving birth.
The author, Priscilla Blossom

My first year of being a mother cost me nearly $7,000 — here’s a detailed breakdown of every expense

Having a baby is expensive. You can expect to spend thousands of dollars on expenses like food, diapers, toys, and much more.

Moms have drastically better mental health when their partners take time off work

A woman's physical health benefits with another partner at home after childbirth, researchers found.
Here are 8 parent-founded startups that help moms re-enter the workforce.

8 startups helping moms get back to work after having kids

Most of these startups are mom-founded, and they're all helping mothers re-enter the workforce.