Britni de la Cretaz

Britni de la Cretaz is a feminist momma, community organizer, recovered alcoholic, and Red Sox enthusiast living in Boston, MA.
Recent Articles

There Are No Heroes In My Rape Story, But There Should Have Been

Tom* was always invited to all the parties, always asked to be part of the group when everyone went out. To everyone else, he was fun-loving Tom. Friendly Tom. Happy-go-lucky Tom. To me, he was my rap...
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I Gave My Baby Donated Breast Milk & I'd Do It Again In A Heartbeat

When I found out I was pregnant, I prepared the ways I figure most new parents do: I bought too many gadgets, hoarded hand-me-down clothing, and put together a birth plan that was incredibly detailed....
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Common Chromosomal Abnormalities That Can Cause Miscarriage

Miscarriage is an incredibly common experience that people don’t often talk about. But pregnancy loss, particularly in early pregnancy, is not uncommon, and the majority of these miscarriages are caus...
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Why Do Babies Have Umbilical Cords? Everything To Know About Baby's Lifeline

Many of us are familiar with the tradition of a baby’s father cutting the umbilical cord in the delivery room because we see it happen in movies all the time. You may also have heard horror stories of...
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Adam LaRoche's Early Retirement Sends A Huge Message About Fatherhood

This week, in a move that surprised many people, Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche abruptly announced his retirement, with $13 million left on his contract. He promised further explanation ...
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7 Ways To Support A Transgender Child, Or One Who Thinks They Might Be

I’ve thought a lot about what I would do if my child was transgender. Not because it’s something I want to prevent, or something I’m worried might happen. No, I’ve thought about it because I want to b...
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Is It Safe To Have X-Rays While Pregnant? When Can You Go In For A Scan

Being pregnant essentially consists of nine months of figuring out what is and is not safe to do in your condition. Lifting heavy boxes? Generally considered a bad idea. Eating sushi? Unsafe. Soft che...
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How Can You Tell If Your Water's Broken? It’s Not The Waterfall Hollywood Wants You To Believe

When I imagined my water breaking, images of fluid gushing out from between my legs filled my head. I pictured myself dripping wet or slipping on the copious amounts of fluid. I also assumed I would k...
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Why Do Babies Have The Shakes? It’s Perfectly Normal

Babies do weird things, many of which you probably weren’t made aware of before you had one. As a new parent, you may find yourself worried about little things that may or may not be a big deal. One o...
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Can You Breastfeed On Xanax? You May Have To Put Yourself First

It’s a scene many moms are familiar with. You’ve recently given birth and you’re frazzled as hell. Maybe your baby won’t stop crying, you can’t get anything done around the house, and you feel like yo...
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