7 Ways To Support a Sexual Assault Survivor Through Pregnancy and Birth

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Birth is messy and complicated for any family, but if your partner is a survivor of sexual violence, this ‘cheat sheet’ may be helpful.

My Hurricane

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It has been a year since Hurricane Sandy. Ariel Chesler looks back on the storm and the birth of his daughter.

The First Time: Dad Demands Epidural

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First-time dad Dustin Fisher hopes that his first childbirth doesn’t set the tone for the rest of his parenting life.

The Sports Guy (And so much more)

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Sometimes you meet a guy you just instantly like.

Daddy’s Top Ten Childbirth Freak-Outs (pt. 2 of 2)

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“The biggest sadness I think I have for you about all of this,” my friend and mentor, Doc, said to me, “is that you’re not jumping up and down with joy.” He’s right; I’m not.

Daddy’s Top-Ten Childbirth Freak-Outs (pt. 1 of 2)

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“What’s your greatest fear about having another baby?”
I don’t think Amy was just goading me when she asked me this back in the early stages of impending double fatherhood, but she knows we’re both pretty good worriers (though I’d argue she’s better at it than I am, and since I’m the one writing this book, we’ll assume she’d agree with me).

“Both our kids’ births were kind of traumatic for both of us.”

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Tamen shares the traumatic and hopeful story of the births of his children.

A Death and a Birth

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Rolf Gates tells the story of his sister’s death and daughter’s birth, and how they helped him become a better man.

Someone Else’s Protest

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The children brought to rallies are on adult ground, holding signs made for them by other people. Are men with opinions on abortion actually on women’s ground?

“I was watching my wife bleed out, wondering if I would be raising this tiny person on my own.”

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This is a comment by Adam on the post “Why Men Have Trouble with Initmacy”.

Miracle Baby

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The births of my first two children went smooth, but the birth of my daughter was a different story.

Marriage, Fatherhood, and Baby Rocketship

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Between a difficult pregnancy, graduate school, and an internship in DC, a husband exhibits what it means to be a true father and partner.

For My Son, A Kind of Prayer

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Richard Jeffrey Newman offers a poem and a prayer for his son, on violence and fear and the awful mystery of our own bodies.

Life of Dad’s Pregnancy Guide: Birthing Class

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Are you an expectant dad who may be heading to a birthing class with your lovely lady?

Childbirth, C-Sections and the Violence of Creation

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Christian Piatt talks about witnessing the birth of his son, and how while it’s miraculous, it’s also violent.

The History Behind Mad Men Moments

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Mad Men gives us a glimpse into yesteryear by using accurate historical themes.