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Here, we explore any questions you may have about having children, whether you want to get pregnant or adopt a child. We talk about how to take care of yourself during pregnancy, and address questions about giving birth and caring for your baby.

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Getting Pregnant

As soon as my pregnant belly began to be obvious, balanced atop my spindly braced legs (in the words of a wry friend, “Like an olive on a toothpick”),

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During Pregnancy

When I had conceived, my husband and his mother would always say, “Don’t worry, god has blessed you with this child, he will bless you with ways

A young child sits between two adults, one wearing a salwar kameez and the other a red kurta. They look down at the child, smiling. The three sit on the floor of a home, with an open book beside them. There is a potted plant in the background, two paintings on the wall, and a window on the right, with a bird perched against the sill.

Giving Birth

I asked my doctor at our last visit if he thinks he will induce me early since I am high risk with my Autonomic Dysreflexia (not to mention we will most likely

A teacher and child sit in a classroom, both holding pieces of origami. There is a blackboard on the wall with multiplication problems scribbled on it, and a shelf with a globe and some books on it. A leafy tree can be seen from the classroom window

Caring For Your Baby

Every mother and child develops their own language to communicate with each other. I can’t see but even when my son was too young to speak,

Three children stand, looking curious, in front of a yellow wall. There is a white window, a bookshelf, and a blackboard with stick figures drawn on behind them.

Adopting a child

The law speaks about the “welfare of the child” and the interpretation by the administrators is that the welfare of the child would not be served