Through intimate portraits, this series asks what it means to support women through one of the toughest periods of new parenthood.
Kristal carefully planned her delivery with the help of her midwife. But there was no roadmap for what came after.
Taming a newborn is hard. It was even harder for Asel, who had recently immigrated to Chicago from Kyrgyzstan and wasn’t sure whom to call for help.
Katie and her nonbinary partner, Sav, must contend with the legal system, new roles as working parents and a baby who struggles to eat.
From doulas to breastfeeding and postpartum support it can be overwhelming to find your care team as a first-time parent. This list can help you get started.
We hear from new mother Kristal Acuña Pitts, as she shares her experience though an intimate audio diary that begins with an early morning feeding.
Two midwives and a health professional joined WBEZ’s Reset to discuss the struggles of three mothers from our “First 12 Weeks” series.