Personal Stories

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting—and everything in between—can be both rewarding and challenging. Hear stories from other families who can relate to the experiences you're going through.

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9 Questions: An Inside Look at Melissa Connelly's IVF Journey
Shereene Idriss Interview
Dr. Shereene Idriss on Managing 2 Toddlers & a Booming Social Media
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9 Questions: Dermatologist Dr. Melissa Levin Shares Her IVF Journey
Katie Bowman and her family
How Movement Expert Katy Bowman Keeps Her Family Active
Illustration of Mei Lei from "Turning Red," a photo of the author as a teen is in the middle.
As a Parent, I'm Glad 'Turning Red' Talks About Periods
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7AM to 7PM: How The Founders of Colugo Work & Parent Together
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How Content Creator Jasmine Tillery Masters a Four-Day Workweek
Jo Johnson Overby with her husband and baby
House Call: Jo Johnson Overby Shares an Authentic Look at Postpartum
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Regina Townsend Juggles Motherhood With Building an Infertility Community
Jessica Florio month 9 of pregnancy
My Birth Plan Didn't Go As Planned—And That's Perfectly OK
Jessica Florio month 7 of pregnancy
Learning to Let Go of Perfectionist Ideals While Pregnant
Jessica Florio month 8 of pregnancy
Having a Doula Was Important to Me as a Black Pregnant Woman
Nikki Reed in a turtleneck and jeans at dusk
Nikki Reed On Motherhood, Clean Living, and Staying Accountable
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Healthybaby Founder Shazi Visram Is Changing How Parents See Diapers
Amber Fillerup
9 Questions: An Inside Look at Amber Fillerup’s Fourth Pregnancy
Black mothers on breastfeeding
Perspectives: 10 Black Mothers Share Advice About Breastfeeding
Spider B. Perry, Cat, and Matt
Prosecuting the Parents of Trans Kids Only Harms Trans Folks
Kevin Gerdes and his foster child
What It's Like Being a Foster Parent as a Single Gay Man
Alex Vance 8 months pregnant
Both of My Pregnancies Were Induced—Here’s What I Learned
Liz Narins month 4 of pregnancy
Prenatal Self-Care: How to Truly Treat Yourself During Pregnancy
Alex Vance pregnancy month 5
How Pregnancy Pain Impacted My Parenting
Liz Narins month 9 of pregnancy
The Truth About What to Expect After Childbirth
Jessica Florio and her husband
How I Managed Graves' Disease and Stress During Pregnancy
Jill Li
7 AM to 7 PM: How Jill Li Wants to Improve Your Parent Experience
Liz Narins month 8 of pregnancy
What I Actually Needed at the Hospital During My First Labor
Angelique Serrano and her daughter
How I Coped With Second Trimester Mood Swings and Irritability
Eva Chen
Instagram's Eva Chen On Mom's Second Shift & Working At Midnight
Perspectives on celebrating Thanksgiving
Perspectives: 10 Parents on How Their Family Celebrates Thanksgiving
Jessica Florio
My Pregnancy Self-Care Was Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain
Angelique Serrano and her daughter
How I Told Family and Employers About a My High-Risk Pregnancy
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Perspectives: 10 Parents on How Their Family Celebrates Hanukkah
Angelique Serrano and her daughter
Navigating a Difficult Diagnosis After Prenatal Testing
Angelique Serrano's daughter
Maximizing My Routines Helped Ease My First Trimester Symptoms
Angelique Serrano
My Second Pregnancy Helped Me Be Grateful for My Support System
Alex Vance and daughter
How I Handled Prenatal Testing While Managing Clinical Anxiety
Three families in front of their Christmas trees
Perspectives: 10 Families on How They Celebrates Christmas
Hitha Palepu and her son
7 AM to 7PM: Just How Much Author Hitha Palepu Gets Done In A Day
Jessica Florio ultrasound
How I Dealt with Physical and Emotional Changes in Early Pregnancy
Alex Vance and kids
How I Survived My First Trimester Symptoms with a Toddler at Home
Jessica Florio's pregnancy test
Why I'm Glad I Took Some Time to Myself After Learning I Was Pregnant
Nabela Noor
How Nabela Noor Feels to be Pregnant After Trying For 6 Years
Alex Vance and family
Finding Out I Was Pregnant Again Was Anticlimactic—and That's OK!
Elizabeth Narins' ultrasound
How I Dressed For My First Trimester Pregnancy Bloating
Elizabeth Narins' pregnancy test
How I Learned to Put My Pregnant Self First
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar on Raising Grateful Kids in the Limelight
Journey to surrogacy
Perspectives: 7 Families Share Their Surrogacy Journey
Perspectives: Favorite Fall Activities
Perspectives: 10 Families Share Their Favorite Fall Activities
Nikki Osei-Barrett with her daughter
How Becoming a Mom At 16 Helped Nikki Osei-Barrett Inspire a Community
Alchemy 43 founder Nicci Levy posing pregnant
9 Questions: Why Nicci Levy Decided To Be a Single Mother
Aya Kanai and daughter Rei
How Pinterest's Aya Kanai Makes Time to Go to the Playground Every Day
Lindsay Schwartz Flach
Lindsay Schwartz Flach on Running the Olympic Trials During Pregnancy
Keisy Myumi and family
How Trainer Keisy Myumi Squeezes in Breastfeeding Between Workouts
Jessica Alba and her family
Jessica Alba Back to School Interview
Tania Boler
How Elvie Creator Tania Boler Is Changing the Perception of Pumping
Breastfeeding in public
10 Parents on Share How They Overcame Fears of Breastfeeding in Public
Andrea "L.A." Thoma Gustin
9 Questions: Andrea “L.A.” Thoma Gustin on Her Difficult Pregnancy
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Ask Dr. Mom: How Much Screen Time Should I Allow My Child?
Neha Ruch with her two kids
How Mother Untitled's Neha Ruch Paused Her Career and Still Succeeds
Megan Roup and her family
How Sculpt Society Founder Megan Roup Works Out with an Infant
Dr. Becky Kennedy
How Instagram Psychologist Dr. Becky Lets Go of Parenting Mistakes