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Content Tagged: parenthood

New fathers may feel more attractive after the birth of their child

To date, researchers have primarily focused on exploring women’s experiences of physical changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. However, a recent study published in the Journal of Gender Studies explored how childbearing affects both women’s and men’s experiences of their bodies. The findings indicate that new mothers perceived their attractiveness to decrease after […]

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Common “triggers” for reconsidering motherhood

Although some women decide early on in their lives that they want to have children, many other women are ambivalent about whether or not motherhood is for them. These women often go through their 20s and 30s, feeling quite satisfied and fulfilled pursuing their educational, career, and personal goals. For a percentage of these women, […]

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From lifelong friends to “co-parents”

My name is Julie. I never expected to be single and childless at 40. I always expected that I’d meet the man of my dreams and kids would come soon afterwards. Unfortunately life hasn’t ended up that way. Don’t get me wrong – I love my life and all the opportunities that I’ve had. But […]

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Diapers and sleep deprivation: The challenges of first-time parenthood

Many first-time parents are overjoyed when they first find out the news that they are expecting a baby. They excitedly share the news with family and friends, and dream about what their new life as a parent will look like. However, no matter how many parenting books mothers- and fathers-to-be may read, the reality is […]

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