Ashley Austrew

Ashley is a freelance writer who loves tacos, Target, and screen time. Her work has appeared on Cosmopolitan.com, Scary Mommy, The Berry, SheKnows, and more.
Recent Articles

What Happened When I Looked *Down There* Post-Baby

When you're a brand new mom, it's normal to have a lot of questions. You wonder if it's normal to lose so much hair (yes), if the stretch marks on your boobs will ever go away (kind of), and whether or not you're ever going to be able get yourself in…
By Ashley Austrew

Breastfeeding Kept Me From Bonding With My Baby

One of the first questions most pregnant women get asked is, "Are you planning on breastfeeding?" Nursing is drilled into our heads from the moment we find out we're pregnant: by well-meaning friends who loan us their books on the beauty of nursing, …
By Ashley Austrew

I Ate Eggplant Parmesan To Try To Induce Labor

Pregnancy is magical and beautiful, but let’s be honest here: by the time you make it to the final month, you are more than ready to serve your baby with an eviction notice and kick it the hell out of your uterus. By the last trimester, your ankles a…
By Ashley Austrew