- Natalie develops, writes and edits pregnancy and parenting content for The Bump.
- She holds a Bachelor’s degree in international affairs with a minor in journalism and a Master of Arts in interactive journalism
- Natalie lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and son.
When my toddler—who just learned to speak, like, yesterday, it feels like—says, ‘Come on mama! Come play!’ my heart melts and I drop everything. Those moments of deeply engaging with him while he investigates the world make me a more curious person, too. They also help make the more challenging parts of parenting feel infinitely worth it.
Natalie Gontcharova is the senior editor of lifecycle content at The Bump, where she develops ideas, reports, writes and edits content about pregnancy and new parenting. She is passionate about providing informative, nonjudgmental service journalism for people who are navigating pregnancy or those topsy-turvy first months and years. Her own pregnancy and parenting journey—one with many unexpected twists and turns—has inspired her to want to help others find advice and solutions that work for them, so they can feel supported along the way. Natalie lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and son.
Education Natalie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international affairs with a minor in journalism from George Washington University and a Master of Arts in interactive journalism from American University, both in Washington, DC.
Experience Natalie has covered everything from weddings to politics for publications including The Knot and Refinery29. Her reporting at Refinery29 took her to the halls of Congress to cover issues that are important to new parents. Between covering what parents care about and becoming one herself, parenting journalism was the logical next step. She joined The Bump in 2023 and is excited to draw on her expertise and experience to develop content that helps all types of parents feel seen and heard.