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What I’m really thinking: the woman trying for a newborn

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th November 2017

The last thing you should say to a woman who is desperately trying to have a newborn is, Try not to think about it. Its all we think about Read more: www.theguardian.com

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‘There was no child, I told myself’: life and matrimony after miscarriage

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th November 2017

She knew many pregnancies ended this style. So why did her miscarriage make one mom feel so alone? My husband and I were married on a cold, overcast afternoon the day before New Years Eve. Neither of us had imagined having a winter wedding, but we needed to marry by January in order to be […]

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Brad and Angelina proved there’s no such thing as the perfect marriage: so why do we feign?

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th November 2017

Recent research shows the number of extremely unhappy couples has doubled in the UK, but popular culture still clings to the fairytale ending Pretty much all the cliches of the fairytale( the noble prince, the helpless princess) have long been satirised, in everything from The Princess Bride to Shrek to the Zog volumes by the […]

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‘We don’t know if your baby’s a boy or a girl’: growing up intersex

Published in Odd and Fun on 28th October 2017

For generations, children with male and female characteristics have been assigned a gender at birth. Is there alternative solutions? Mothers, doctors and intersex adults share their experiences When Juliet Swire gave birth to her third son in February 2014, physicians told her not to tell anyone hed been born. She didnt announce Jacks arrival for […]

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I’m pregnant and want this second newborn- but not “the mens”

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th October 2017

A woman with an unplanned pregnancy says she is not sure about her relationship with the parent. Mariella Frostrup questions how unexpected the conception was The dilemma Im a 38 -year-old single mom to a wonderful six-year-old girl. I was on my own for three years before meeting someone who Ive since been assuring for […]

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‘We don’t know if your baby’s a son or a girl’: growing up intersex

Published in Odd and Fun on 24th October 2017

For generations, children with males and characteristics have been assigned a gender at birth. Is there an alternative? Parents, doctors and intersex adults share their experiences When Juliet Swire devoted birth to her third son in February 2014, physicians told her not to tell anyone hed been born. She didnt announce Jacks arrival for weeks […]

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Human, we need to talk about sperm | Geeta Nargund

Published in Odd and Fun on 24th October 2017

Stories of older celebrity fathers belie the truth. There is a male biological clock, and we have to break the taboo around it Infertility has for far too long been treated as an all-female issue. Yet in about half of the cases for the one in six couples in this country who are experiencing problems […]

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Japan upholds regulation that married couple must have same surname

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd October 2017

Court decision is a setback for campaigners who argued 19 th-century law transgresses civil rights and in practice forces women to take their husbands name Japans supreme court has ruled that a 19 th-century law forcing married couples to use the same surname almost always that of the husband does not violate the constitution. The […]

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A moment that changed me: becoming godmother to a refugee’s newborn | Sarah Graham

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th October 2017

Through her old task at Women for Refugee Women, Sarah Graham struck up a relationship with a pregnant Ghanaian woman Here, go to Auntie Sarah, Lucy said, as she thrust her four-month-old baby into my arms not leaving me any time to anxiety or protest. Ive never felt particularly maternal. I wasnt even sure if […]

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Serena Williams accuses Ilie Nastase of racially abusing her and unborn child

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th October 2017

US tennis great responds to controversial Romanians chocolate with milk comment at Fed Cup tennis meeting in Romania American tennis player Serena Williams has accused Ilie Nastase of racially abusing her and her unborn baby as she made her first response to comments the Romanian former world No1 made about her. Nastase was overheard on […]

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