The Baby Gender Mentor kit seemed like a godsend to expectant mothers who wanted to know the sex of their babies before the delivery. The mothers shelled out $25 for the kit and $250 for results. But the company couldn’t deliver on its promise. Although it promised 99.9 percent accuracy, the Baby Gender Mentor kit inaccurately concluded the sex of six infants. The moms have filed a lawsuit in New York City because they say they were stiffed out of a promised 200 percent refund, and the incorrect results severely impacted their lives. Keep reading »
Cameron Diaz thinks your kids are bad for the environment.
Well, no, not really. But she told Cosmopolitan she thinks women shouldn’t be pressured into procreating or “shunned” for not having kids because “honestly, we don’t need anymore kids. We have plenty of people on this planet already.”
While we agree with Cameron that it’s b.s. women still get hassled for not raising rugrats, we can think of far better reasons than old Mother Nature for staying childless. Our reasons, after the jump…
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“[Sheryl Crow] wanted marriage, she wanted children; and not that I didn’t want that, but I didn’t want that at that time because I had just gotten out of a marriage, I’d just had kids [Luke, Grace and Bella].”
— Lance Armstrong in the upcoming biography, Lance Keep reading »
I am a woman. I have all the biological requirements to have a child. Yet, I do not have the instincts or rational desire to do so. Does that make me less of a woman to not want to have a child either by using my body, my eggs, or my money to adopt? Keep reading »
Everyone seems to be looking for the next big thing in cozy. Of course, there’s the Snuggie and all of its permutations, but what about people who have babies and want keep them all cuddly and warm while mom runs errands? Gizmodo just unearthed the Peekaru, an $80 fleece vest with a pouch used for transporting babies. It’s kind of like a synthetic-fiber kangaroo pouch. Fingers crossed that we see a mom using one of these in real life — only then will we be complete. [Gizmodo via The Underwhelmer] Keep reading »
Designer babies may be the new thing for couples that have extra bucks in the bank and can afford to have the perfect child. But what about those younger, poorer pairs who want offspring? Like those of us who don’t have the funds to afford fancy furniture and instead purchase cheap, assemble-it-yourself starter stuff, these wannabe-parents will make a trip to Ikea. BÅB is a newborn baby that comes in a flat box to cut down on costs. Genius!
Actually, BÅB isn’t real. If you were hoping for the baby equivalent of the BILLY bookshelf, sorry. BÅB was a joke created by a mathematician with a sense of humor. It’s a good thing BÅB doesn’t really exist, because upwardly mobile couples might get rid of their starter babies in exchange for designer babies when the economy bounces back. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
More babies are made when the people involved in the process have orgasms. When men are fully stimulated, they ejaculate up to 50 percent more than during just any ole intercourse, and an extra five minutes of going at it before he gets off can produce even more sperm. For women, scientists believe that having orgasms can help them suck up the sperm and send it on its way into the uterus. And I haven’t even told you about the pig research yet! Danish researchers have found that sows (female pigs) that were sexually stimulated by farmers during artificial insemination had a 6 percent increase on their fertility. Don’t worry, that can’t be nearly as dirty as it sounds because the Danish government gives farmers instructions on how to stimulate their pigs. Moral of the story: If you’re lucky enough to be having really good sex that’s chock full of orgasms, don’t get careless with your birth control. [The Observer] Keep reading »
Dr. Jeff Steinberg of Fertility Institutes of Manhattan and L.A., who has let thousands choose the sex of their babies, now says that in six months he will also be able to let parents decide the eye and hair color of their kid. “In the process of doing gender selection … we’ve also uncovered the technology [to] characterize things like eye and hair color,” said Steinberg. Of course, would-be moms and dads, will only have the choice of blue or brown eyes and blond or black hair. Doctors will create the designer babies during pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, a procedure used to find problem embryos and to allow parents to pick the sex. After examining the genetic makeup of embryos created in the lab, doctors will only implant the ones that have the greatest chance of giving parents the desired traits.
I don’t think I’ve ever agreed with the Pope or right-to-lifers on anything, but when it comes to the idea of Build-A-Bear style babies, we’re in agreement. Keep reading »
I was lying there on the cold, hard examining table. A stranger came in and before I knew it, I was uncomfortably spreading my legs. He told me it wouldn’t hurt and proceeded to stick a strange contraption up into my body. I was there to find out “if all my parts were as they should be.” Keep reading »
MAKE IT STOP. OctoMom, a.k.a. Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. the brood-having, Angelina Jolie-wannabe, has been offered $1 million to star in an adult movie. I think my head just exploded. The offer comes from Vivid Entertainment, one of the adult industry’s biggest product companies — it’s like the 20th Century Fox of smut, or, well, not. If Suleman joins the Vivid porn star ranks to become a Vivid Girl, she’ll be sisters-in-porn with a celebrity-gone-XXX roster that includes Pam Anderson, Kim Kardashian, and former Miss USA Kelli McCarty. (An Oscar-nominated lineup that ain’t.) The offer comes from the uber-tan CEO of Vivid, Steve Hirsch, the dude responsible for turning Janine, Savannah, and Ginger Lynn into mega-porn stars. Of course, considering that Janine is headed off to jail in a couple weeks, Savannah blew her brains out, and Ginger — well, I don’t know what Ginger is up to these days — OctoMom going PornoMom may not be such a good idea. But, hey, it’d pay the bills. Not to mention keep the octuplets in diapers for a couple years. [TMZ] Keep reading »