The Motherload
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The Motherload

Quitting Pregnancy Guilt

The precursor to mama guilt.

A dear friend of mine is pregnant. She’s at the stage of pregnancy where her clothes no longer fit, and her back hurts, and she’s feeling as if her baby is punching her in the pelvic bone. And she’s not a first-time mom — she has a four-year-old, too. So, now she’s undergoing massive changes in her body, all the while caring for her firstborn. And she’s a wife, and she…



From dreaming of children to empty nesting, this is a place for mothers to share the load. Here you will find content that is valuable for mothers of all ages and experience levels. We are setting out to be the motherload of motherhood information.

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Megan Minutillo

Essayist, poet, and theatre producer. I write stories about self-awareness, IVF, and finding your footing in life’s messy moments. Instagram: @meganminutillo.