pregnancy

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“Before I put down my phone, I took a picture of my son. I worried that if I didn’t I would never believe he had existed.”

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On a parent’s relationship with unused embryos.

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On drinking alcohol while pregnant.

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Ina May Gaskin and the battle for at-home births.

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Yearning for conception.

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A 21-year-old falls into a coma from which he’ll never emerge. His mother, desperate to grant his wish of becoming a father, has his sperm preserved. Two years later, after a fruitless search for other alternatives, she finds a willing doctor and tries one last option: carrying her son’s child herself.

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In the bayou south of New Orleans, a program called the Nurse-Family Partnership tries to reverse the life chances for babies born into extreme poverty. Sometimes, it actually succeeds.