pregnancy

Breastfeeding Cream Is the Best Lip Balm

Breaking news, ladies. Well, maybe not breaking for all of you, but for some of you, this is definitely breaking news. And it’s weird. Did you know that nipple cream is one…

The Stir | March 25, 2014 - 11:15 am

The Rudest Baby Shower Behavior We’ve Seen From Pregnant Moms

Bridezillas aren’t the only ones to turn a party into a nightmare. Introducing the Baby Showerzilla — the woman who terrorizes her baby shower guests with her outrageous demands and behavior. Here’s some of…

The Stir | March 22, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Skittles As Birth Control? Here Are The Craziest Misconceptions Kids Have In Sex Ed

Today, Reddit asked sex ed teachers about the weirdest misconceptions they’ve had to clear up among their students. Uh oh, do we really want to know? Just as we suspected,…

Claire Hannum | March 4, 2014 - 1:20 pm

RIP Society: Pregnant Woman Robbed While In Labor

An Annapolis woman was robbed while in labor — how’s that for a baby story? According to the AP the woman and her boyfriend were making her way to the hospital when they…

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: A Pregnant Person Is A Person First

Growing up, I thought the perfect host was a combination of Betty Crocker and Donna Reed: perfect clothes, perfect hair, perfect food, and perfect personality all coming together to ensure…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 27, 2014 - 2:00 pm

I Haven’t Had An Abortion, But I Would

It was a Tuesday afternoon and I was on my therapist’s couch. I described for her an incident over the weekend when I felt sad, deeply sad, for seemingly no…

Jessica Wakeman | February 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Woman Gives Birth On NYC Sidewalk & The Local News Caught It All On Tape

On one hand, I do not envy this poor woman at all. Giving birth on NYC’s filthy sidewalk, right out in the open, with strangers — helpful though they…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 25, 2014 - 11:40 am

Canadian Husband Keeping Pregnant Wife On Life Support Until Childbirth

Only a few weeks ago, a Texas husband successfully sued a hospital to remove his brain dead wife, Marlise Munoz, from “life support,” something they had refused to do because

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2014 - 5:00 pm

‘Grandma Showers’ Are The Most Ridiculous Thing Since … Baby Showers

Well, well, well — what will they think of next? Would you believe there is such a thing as grandma showers? Yes, as in a party for a grandmother-to-be, when…

The Stir | January 28, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Texas Court Forces Hospital To Take Brain Dead Pregnant Woman Off Life Support

A shameful, sad and gruesome chapter in Texas’ history is finally over: a judge ordered a Fort Worth hospital to remove Marlise Munoz from life support.

Munoz, who…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Real Talk: Real-Life Teen Moms Sound Off On Study Claiming “Teen Mom” Reduced Teen Pregnancies

There never seems to be a moment where young parenthood isn’t in the spotlight. But it’s gotten a recent boost this week after the The New York Times reported on

Avital Norman Nathman | January 16, 2014 - 11:00 am

Teen Viewers Of “16 & Pregnant” Have Screwed Up Perceptions Of What Teen Parenthood Is Really Like

‘Heavy viewers’ of the shows “16 And Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” — especially ones who are teens — believe that teen mothers have “an enviable quality of life, a…

Jessica Wakeman | January 10, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Many, many people are guilty of revealing too much information on social media. certainly am. But sometimes those tweets and status messages that we might write off as best kept private…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 9, 2014 - 11:00 am

Kathleen Hanna: My Abortion “Was One Of the Best Things That Happened To Me”

“Well, I worked at McDonald’s and I spent the money I earned at McDonald’s to get my abortion. I was only 15 and the person who got me pregnant did…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Texas Hospital Is Forcing Brain Dead Pregnant Woman To Stay Alive, Against Her And Her Family’s Wishes

At 14 weeks pregnant, Marlise Munoz of Texas suffered what appeared to be a pulmonary embolism (blood clot) in her lungs and collapsed on the kitchen floor. She lay there…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2014 - 12:20 pm

The Truth About Egg Donation

I donated eggs — to gay men, through an agency, in exchange for money — twice in my twenties. At one point, I was in the Washington Post about it. As a…

The Gloss | January 5, 2014 - 2:30 pm

An Open Letter To My Pregnant Friends I Refused To Be Happy For

Dear formerly pregnant friends,

I know this is way, way overdue on my part — but I really owe you an apology for how I reacted when you…

The Stir | January 4, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Bill Introduced For National Paid Family Leave Policy

It’s about damn time.

The United States is one of only a few countries in the world that does not provide any sort of paid maternity leave. In…

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2013 - 3:30 pm

15 Lies Every Pregnant Woman Tells

Pregnancy is such a magical and wonderful time in a woman’s life — but it’s pretty safe to say that some aspects of it are definitely easier than others. Every…

The Stir | December 11, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Kelly Clarkson Is Barfing Her Way Through Her First Trimester

“I vomit a good dozen times a day. It’s, like, bad. I vomited before coming out here and I had a peppermint so you didn’t [know].  I’m not even kidding,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 7, 2013 - 9:00 am
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