Monthly Archives: June 2013

My Thoughts on Home Birth

(I wrote this while pregnant, before actually giving birth, but my thoguhts haven’t overwhelmingly changed) I admit that I do not like hospitals. I don’t like being in them. I don’t find them relaxing, enjoyable places to be. But, then, … Continue reading

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Gender Neutral isn’t necessarily ideal, but I don’t know what is

Pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, parenthood- those are all highly gendered things to most people. I’ve been reading about it a lot, and it’s spoken of in highly gendered terms. Even people who are aware of trans people speak of birth with … Continue reading

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Queer Mother’s & Father’s Day

In addition to “What will they call you?”, I imagine that some people are wondering how we’re handling mother’s and father’s day. As I’ve mentioned, my partner and I are both transgender- and also both non-binary. There isn’t really a … Continue reading

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Things they don’t warn you about before top surgery: your chest getting engorged with milk when your baby cries, but not being able to get enough out to relieve the pain.

Ow. Of course, most people who talk about top surgery don’t talk about potential future pregnancy or lactating. I had a mastectomy, not keyhole, and I actually am producing a little bit of milk. Most people don’t know this is … Continue reading

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“What will they call you?”

When most people are having a child, the question is the other way around- what are you going to call them? When you get outside of the “traditional” family unit, though, then this question comes up. A lot. I don’t … Continue reading

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