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Got a bun in the oven? Does it fill you with a sparkling glow or make you feel as swollen as a blowfish?

From morning sickness and food cravings, to weight gain and weak bladder control, the ins and outs of pregnancy are sure to keep any woman on her toes. Meet New York City based comedian, Carolyn Castiglia, as she takes us on a laugh-out-loud ride through the hilarious realities of Lamaze class, the joy of anesthetics, and spread-eagle hospital bed contraction pains.

What happens when baby is unwanted? Meet Austrian-born Andrea Huber, a single mother-to-be who faces pregnancy alone and seeks to deconstruct society’s glamorous ideal of what it means to be pregnant. What if pregnancy is not an option? Read Tertia Albertyn's story as she copes with depression after nine failed in-vitro fertilization cycles. What will she do when her first successful pregnancy yields Ben, a baby born too soon weighing less than a packet of sugar

Join the conversation and get involved through our Take Action! page as women around the world share their thoughts on this nine-month endeavor of body and mind. Through inspiring stories and a mosaic of multi-media exploration, we gather to reflect on the joys and challenges of conception, childbirth, and the long journey in-between.


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katie l hebert
United States
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i'm pregnant with twins girls and i'm due december 25 07
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"Mother's Milk" by Bettina Salomon
Austria
"Single Mother-to-Be " by Andrea Huber
Austria
"Creating A New Discourse on Women, Birth, And Pregnancy" by Jessica Resmond
France
"Expecting" by Nathalie Wiesner
United States
"A Letter to My Daughter" by Flavia Goncalves
Brazil
"The Naming Ceremony" by Amy Oyekunle
Nigeria
"So Close" by Tertia Albertyn
South Africa
"Untitled (Acoustic Country Blues Song)" by Bea
Australia
"Milk It: How to Get More Than a Baby out of the Next Nine Months" by Kate Hodson
United Kingdom
"Welcoming Eloi" by Tiffany Teske
Canada
"Hars em gnoom" by Zulal
Armenia
"Excerpt from “Presence of Water”" by Rian Brown
United States
"Bun in the Oven" by Alys Hawkins
United Kingdom
"Motherhood" by Andrea Annunziata
Brazil
"The Birth Hour" by Potyra Giovanetti Labonia
Brazil
"High & Tight" by Carolyn Castiglia
United States
"Embrace, Connect, Sisters, Surprise Baby, Change" by Christine Luksza-Paravicini
United States
"Denko" by Oumou Sangare
Mali
"Beholding Ingrid, John, Stephanie and Jack, Robynn with Nathan" by Linda Elvira Piedra
United States
"My Story" by Teresa K.
Kenya
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