Danielle Campoamor

Whiskey Fan. Sports Drinker. Occasional Writer. Constant Mom.

When The Most Famous Among Us Are In Danger Of Dying During Childbirth, Abortion Rights Are More Important Than Ever

Vogue's September issue this year was different. In openly discussing her emergency c-section, and her twins' weeks in the NICU, Beyonce illuminated a growing problem in the United States: regardless of income or education, Black women face high…
By Danielle Campoamor

U Up? These Hilarious New Mom Texts Get *Very* Real

While I considered myself well-researched and prepared for postpartum life, nothing seemed to help me through those endless nights like the often-hilarious text message exchanges I was able to enjoy with another sleep-deprived new mom. My best…
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I Reached Out For My Son's Hand & Realized My Baby Isn't A Baby

I am not what I would consider to be a sentimental mother. I don't lament about the passage of time, or even jokingly ask my son to "stop growing" or "slow dow" or beg the clock to stop. The way I see it, my son growing older, more independent, and…
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7 Creepy Things People Said To My Baby Bump & While Ignoring Me

I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant with my second, which means it takes about .234 seconds to realize that I am growing another human being inside my body. While the obviousness of my pregnancy has some perks — most notably, people are more inclined to…
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Cardi B's Baby's Middle Name Is An Adorable Tribute To One Important Family Member

After fans waited with baited breath for months, the day has arrived: Cardi B has given birth to a healthy baby girl and is, officially, a new mom. According to TMZ, the Grammy award-winning rapper gave birth to a girl, named Kulture Kiari Cephus,…
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Here's Where Cardi B Reportedly Gave Birth To Her Baby Girl

After a slew of secrecy and anxious fans waiting with baited breath, it has finally happened: Cardi B has given birth. According to TMZ, the incredibly successful rapper gave birth to a baby girl Tuesday night, and with her new husband, rapper…
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Cardi B's Baby Is Here & The Sex Has Already Been Revealed

After keeping her pregnancy under wraps, and then proudly rocking her baby bump on the SNL and Coachella stages, it's official: Cardi B is a mom. According to TMZ, the record-breaking rapper gave birth Tuesday night at an Atlanta hospital and with…
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9 Reasons Being Pregnant In The Summer Is The Best

I must admit that when it comes to being pregnant, I am not a fan. Am I thankful that I have the ability to grow another human being inside my body? Yes, especially after suffering three miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy. But any fertility…
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I Have Endometriosis, I'm Pregnant, & I'm Terrified

The moment I found out I was pregnant I felt a wave of excitement. But I've felt that wave before, and it was usually followed by grief and disappointment and, eventually, a numbing feeling that only comes from experiencing numerous pregnancy…
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FYI, This New Supreme Court Ruling Just Made It Legal To Lie To Pregnant Women

In a 5-4 ruling, the United States Supreme Court ruled that fake health clinics — also known as crisis pregnancy centers — can lie to women about their pregnancies, their health care options, and about abortion procedures. The Supreme Court's…
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Honestly, Sometimes I Think Becoming A Mother Was A Mistake

I was sitting next to my 6-month-old in a hospital bed, holding his little hand as he played with a variety of toys and tattered books. It was my fault he was in that bed; my fault he was being held in the emergency room of the nearest children's…
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The Crisis For Separated Children Is Just Beginning

On Wednesday, June 20, after an onslaught of backlash and criticism from Americans, including members of both political parties, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents…
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9 Pieces Of Advice For The Woman Pregnant After A Miscarriage — Like Me

I have had three miscarriages in two years, so to say I know a little bit about pregnancy loss would be a drastic understatement. And now, to both my surprise and excitement, I am pregnant again. I'm currently 19 weeks along, but I'm still terrified…
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8 Things People Need To Start Saying About Moms Who Have Had Abortions

Like many other women across the United States, I am a mom who has had an abortion. I am not ashamed of my decision to terminate a pregnancy before I was ready, willing, and able to be a mother, and it's a medical decision I have discussed at great…
By Danielle Campoamor

The Gap In Our Social Conscience Is The Size Of Other People's Children

My 3-year-old son is playing by my feet on the floor; running toy trucks up the length of my legs. He's laughing and simulating car crashes while I'm staring at pictures of toddlers crying as Border Patrol Officers prepare to forcefully separate…
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8 Reasons Why I Don't Care if I Leak Breast Milk During Sex

I love sex as much as the next person, but I was turned off at even the idea of getting it on when I was postpartum and breastfeeding. Between trying to recover from childbirth to having a tiny human attached to me all day to all the fluids I was…
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Rachel Maddow Broke Down On Air Talking About Incarcerated Immigrant Babies

Since the Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy on May 7, a reported 2,000 immigrant children have been forcefully separated from their parents. Horrific stories of young children…
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5 Things I Wish I Knew About Breastfeeding Anxiety Before I Experienced It

To say I was nervous about breastfeeding would be a severe understatement. Then again, as a first-time mom I was nervous about damn-near everything, from how I was going to feed my child to leaving the hospital to sleeping. Still, the specific…
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8 Dads Reveal The Thing They *Really* Want For Father's Day

In my experience, it's next to impossible to shop for a dad on Father's Day. From the men in my life who have been father figures to my partner and the father of my son, I never know what to buy, what to say, or how to express my gratitude on their…
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11 Ways I Set Myself Up For Disappointment When I Became A Mom

Like most first-time parents, I lied to myself. I told myself I wouldn't become "that mom" and swore my kid wouldn't be that "loud baby." I had grandiose ideas and picture-perfect plans, and while I was well aware that life wouldn't care about…
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