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Quick Pic: Sonogram Cakes!

If you’re not quite artistic enough to make one of those diaper cake things people always give at baby showers, maybe this gift will be a little more up your alley. A sonogram cake! It may seem a little icky at first, but it’s totally foolproof and most likely delicious. Just get a pic of your pregnant friend’s sonogram, drop it off at the cake store, and BAM! The best preggo gift ever! [Mom Logic] Keep reading »

Should A Man Have A Say In What A Woman Does With An Accidental Pregnancy?

Remember that abortion party we told you about? The general reaction to that little shindig was, um, “Appalled!” But, as I’ve never heard of one before, I don’t think it’s an indication of a trend. However, one aspect to the story did inspire another conversation about how much say a man should have in a woman’s decision to keep or terminate a pregnancy. Keep reading »

World’s Oldest Mom Dies: Can Really Old Women Please Stop Having Babies?

Carmen Bousada, the world’s oldest mom, recently passed away from cancer at age 69. The Spanish mama conceived twin boys via donor eggs and artificial insemination, despite having gone through menopause 18 years earlier. How did a lady her age get knocked up in the first place? Bousada lied to an L.A. fertility clinic and pretended to be 55-years-old, not 67.

Tell me, what compels older women—and their doctors—to make mommies out of grannies? She went through menopause 18 years earlier. Menopause is nature’s way of telling your body that your babymaking years are finished. Keep reading »

Can Really, Really Old Women Please Stop Having Babies, Please?

That’s Not A Tumor—It’s A Baby

When Alice Eve Cohen, 44, noticed her belly bulging, she thought the worst—she was convinced she had a cancerous tumor growing inside her at an alarming rate. Doctors said her odd symptoms were caused by menopause and a bladder infection. Well the docs really missed the mark, ’cause the thing that’s been growing and bobbing around in Alice’s tummy for the past six months was actually a baby girl. Alice was told years ago that she was infertile and that fertility treatments would harm her uterus, but lo and behold after three more months, Alice successfully gave birth to baby Eliana. Alice talks about her whole ordeal in her novel, What I Thought I Knew. As scary as that must have been, being mistaken for a tumor is still better than being born in a toilet. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Can Pregnancy Become An Addiction?

It turns out some women are having babies for the wrong reasons. I won’t mention any names (cough, Nadya, cough), but according to Women’s Health, the social, psychological, and hormonal benefits of getting preggers are making some women wanna pop ‘em out like there’s no tomorrow. When a woman is rockin’ a baby bump, she gets mucho attention from her friends, family, hubby, and even strangers—which makes gals feel less lonely and is heaven for those attention-starved chicks. Keep reading »

Want A Baby? Hook Up With An Ugly Guy

According to an article in the Telegraph today, research suggests that ugly men are more likely than attractive ones to get their mates knocked up. The theory is based on behavior in the animal kingdom where “the most desirable males restrict their ‘sperm load’ with each mating to ensure enough to go around.” Scientists are researching whether the same is true for humans, and if it is, women who want a baby may be wise to avoid the hotties. “Males with the opportunity to mate with a lot of females would be likely to produce less sperm on each occasion than those making fewer sexual conquests.” The researchers’ theory that hot guys have smaller sperm loads is based on the idea they’re the ones with the highest sexual conquests. In my experience and years of gossiping with friends and observing the behavior of people around me, that certainly doesn’t seem to be the case. What do you think? Are hot guys getting laid the most? [via Telegraph] Keep reading »

What’s The Link Between Abortion, Miscarriages And Premature Births?

One abortion or miscarriage raises the risk of giving birth to a premature baby by 20 percent, while two abortions or miscarriages raises the same risk by 90 percent, according to Dr. Robbert van Oppenraaij of the Erasmus MC University Medical Center in The Netherlands. Dr. van Oppenraaij presented his findings, which are based on 75 studies about complications during pregnancy between 1980 and 2008, at European Society of Human Production conference in Amsterdam this week. [Mirror UK] Keep reading »

Hold Your Baby In Your Hand Before It’s Born

Pregnant women no longer have to wait nine months to carry their baby in their arms. Jorge Lopes invented a way to converts data from ultrasound machines and MRI scans into plaster models of the babies. Lopes uses 3-D technology to create the models, which are on display at the Royal College of Art in London. Now you might ask why someone would want a replica of their growing fetus? Well, my guess is it would make an awesome one-of-a-kind paperweight. But seriously, experts say the plaster models will help expectant mothers understand the size of their baby, along with any physical abnormalities it might have. They also say the models could help mothers who have a difficult time naturally bonding with their baby. I’ve never been pregnant, but I don’t think stroking a plaster model of my fetus would make me feel all warm and fuzzy as I pray to the porcelain gods because I had morning sickness. Then again, a series of these, one for every trimester, would totally trump any bronzed baby shoes. [Impact Lab] Keep reading »

Doin’ It With Dr. V: Can Pre-Cum Get You Pregnant?

This week, I got a question from a sexy lady whose been hanging around some loose se(a)men. Bon voyage! But before she sets sail care-free, she’s wondering:

“I feel silly asking this, but when I’m having sex with my boyfriend, right before we begin, something comes out of his penis. I hesitate to call it pre-ejaculate, because after it leaks out we do it for a long time and he eventually comes. Do you know what this is? Does it have sperm in it?”

Puh-lease do not be embarrassed. Even the experts aren’t really sure how to answer some of your questions. As for Dr. V, I got you boo.I once dated a drip that had his own leaky faucet. Actually, he was more like the busted fire hydrant of pre-ejaculatin’ and I swear, he got wetter from foreplay than me! Keep reading »

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