Pregnancy & Motherhood

Posted on the Dec 16, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I never knew how intense pregnancy was as an experience until now. I'm amazed at the way my body has changed and how instinctual everything is becoming...it's like I'm on autopilot and if I just...
Posted on the Nov 06, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Betty always talks about belly dancing being preparation for birth. This dance ritual was developed by women over 5,000 years ago. Yesterday we had lunch with a dear friend who shared the link to...
Posted on the Sep 02, 2014 by Betty Dodson
Dear Betty and Carlin, This September 27th will mark the twentieth year since my mom died. She was 44; I was 13. I’ve just recently come across your Web site. All I’ve been able to think for the...
Posted on the Jul 30, 2014 by Carlin Ross
This picture and comment were posted on Facebook by an angry mom who didn't appreciate the anatomically correct doll she purchased for her daughter at Toys R Us. I would have been overjoyed to see a...
Posted on the Jul 21, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Unlike Hollister and Victoria Secret who escorted breastfeeding moms out of their stores, Emma O'Connor decided to post this sign after welcoming an exhausted mom to sit and breastfeed: "I made her a...
Posted on the Jul 11, 2014 by Betty Dodson
Hi Dr. Betty, My girlfriend was a virgin the first time we had sex and her cycle came on time. Now we had sex a second time and there was still a little bit of blood but not as much as the first...
Posted on the Jun 28, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Here is 5-time national champion runner Alysia Montano competing in the 800 meter sin in the US outdoor track and field championship 8 MONTHS PREGNANT. She's been running her whole life and her...
Posted on the Jun 26, 2014 by Betty Dodson
Hi Betty, So I had a baby 9 months ago, she is the most amazing little person. Anyway, her father and I are not longer together. While I was pregnant I had zero sex drive, just being touched by a man...
Posted on the Jun 09, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I love it when celebrities share real moments, especially real mom moments.  Jamie King posted this breastfeeding pic to her instagram account with the following caption: "Breastfeeding should...
Posted on the May 27, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Another beeautiful image by Anastasia Chernyavsky.  I love these sort of quiet moments when everything else melts away and you're truly in the moment.
Posted on the Apr 20, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I thought this beautiful post by Kristen Tea about her labor experience was the right way to mark this holiday of life and rebirth. Here is my favorite passage: "I was completely in my animal self...
Posted on the Apr 03, 2014 by Betty Dodson
Hey Betty, I'll try to make this short and sweet. I am 24. My boyfriend is 46. When we first started spending time it would be once a week, we would make some love and there was no strings attached....
Posted on the Mar 12, 2014 by Carlin Ross
This is a picture of a patient room at the new Buffalo WomenServices Birthing Center in upstate New York.  Not only do they offer gynecological and obstetric services, but they also offer...
Posted on the Jan 30, 2014 by Betty Dodson
Dear Betty, I am currently 22 weeks pregnancy, and this is my first pregnancy. My fiancé and I haven't been having the greatest sex life like we used to before I got pregnant, my sex drive is...