Cassie Shortsleeve

Pregnancy marks the beginning of a huge life shift, but we don't always approach it that way. These are the best ways to prepare yourself for motherhood.
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Five women share their experiences with teletherapy, Zoom lactation consultations, and more, plus experts explain how to make the most out of today’s new normal.
Meghan Markle’s New York Times op-ed detailing a July pregnancy loss received plenty of praise—but also criticism. When will we finally accept all parts of the motherhood journey?
Almost half of women describe their birth experience as traumatic but many don't feel as though they're entitled to help. You're not alone and here's how to get the support you need. 
Mothers in the U.S. are faced with a lack of federally-mandated maternity leave, inflexible workplaces, and worse, a feeling like they have to work harder than others to show their strength as employees.
Black maternal health providers share the advice they give their own patients that any Black expectant or new mom can learn from.
Born with a rare condition called arthrogryposis, one Minnesota mom explains how she and her partner are raising a daughter and advocating for parents with disabilities along the way.
Over four years, Emma Johnson went from a six-figure journalist to a mom relying mainly on her husband's income to a single mom and founder of a successful website. Here's how she did it. 
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A lot has changed for new moms because of the coronavirus pandemic. Experts explain how to double down and get the support every new parent needs and how to help a new mom even if you aren't one.
Sallie Krawcheck launched the financial health company Ellevest to address specific factors that could help women invest more. Here, she shares her six money tips for moms.
It's small changes in her lifestyle that help blogger and mom of one, Sara Tso, maintain a zero-waste lifestyle. She shares simple tips to help busy families scale back on what they throw in the trash.
Even amidst a pandemic, labor and delivery go on. Here’s all the information you should know before you give birth in the time of coronavirus.
Pregnancy loss is an emotional, all too often silent issue—but it can also be a pricey one. Those who have been through it discuss the true costs while experts reveal ways to work around them.
What exactly is a molar pregnancy and what is the experience actually like? Here's insight from experts, real women, and the latest research on this abnormal pregnancy that happens in 1 in 1,000 cases.
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Running on empty? Experts explain the difference between mom stress and symptoms of burnout, and offer up the best ways to recharge your battery.
Belly wraps or bands—sometimes also called abdominal binders—promise to provide support, beat pain, correct wonky body positioning, and more. But read this guide before you buy.
While it might seem like a dream Google search for some parents of newborns, whether or not it's possible for babies to sleep too much is a big-time worry for many new moms and dads.
How much of a role does nutrition really play when it comes to how much breast milk your body creates? Here's the scoop, plus my experience testing out lactation bites postpartum.
Columbia University Fertility Center just developed a 'PreBaby Monitor' for parents-to-be to keep an eye on their frozen eggs and embryos. Could that ease their mind?