Leah Campbell

Leah Campbell became a single mother my choice after a serendipitous series of events led to the adoption of her daughter in 2013. Author of the book Single Infertile Female, she has perfected the art of dancing in the rain, scaring men away and tripping at inopportune moments.
Recent Articles

Everything I Needed to Know About Motherhood, I Learned From 'Charlotte's Web'

Reading a book 200 times is a surefire way to find out whether you love it or want to throw its rhyming llama couplets into the diaper pail. Children's books especially do a tricky dance for an audience of squinty-eyed parents and wide-eyed tots: the…
By Leah Campbell

The Terrifying Postpartum Condition That Doctors Keep Missing

About five months after giving birth, Lauren Cecora began to struggle with what she described as postpartum “anxiety spirals.” The California mom tells Romper, “Worst-case scenarios began to play out in my head. I had just returned to my fast-paced j…
By Leah Campbell

I Only Adopted One Of The Siblings

Is our open adoption helping or hurting? When my daughter was born, her other mama and I stayed in the same hospital room with her for several hours. I held her, and when she cried, I handed her back to her other mama to breastfeed. Passing that litt…
By Leah Campbell