Posts tagged "pregnancy"

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 excitedly told me you were going to be a mom. The minute “I’m pregnant!” came out of your mouth, I saw the look of pure…

By: The Stir / January 4, 2014

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 fact, it’s the only industrialized nation not to do so. All that could change with the Family And Medical Leave Insurance Act, a bill introduced…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 12, 2013

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 mom-to-be has good days and bad days and everything in between — including those instances where you do whatever you have to just to make…

By: The Stir / December 11, 2013

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, it’s so bad. It’s so bad. I know it’s like so gross. And that’s the thing, too — you’re not attractive when you’re pregnant. Everybody…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2013

Baby Machines Aren’t Making Quite So Many Babies

The pregnancy rate in America is the lowest its been in 12 years, according to a new report from the Centers For Disease Control, observing data from 2000 to 2009. Can someone say “economy”? Some good news, at least: teen pregnancy also reached a historic low in 2009. [CNN, Reuters]
On Florida State…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 6, 2013

Mom Has Tiniest Baby Bump You’ve Ever Seen

Geez. Caroline Berg Eriksen has caused quite the stir this week after posting a photo of her rock-hard abs just three days post-baby to her Instagram account. You know who I’m talking about, right? The chick who looks insanely hot in her bra and underwear just a few days after pushing out a child? Read more on The Stir…

By: The Stir / December 5, 2013

Exclusive First Look: “Expecting” Explores What Happens When Your BFF Decides To Birth Your Baby

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage, as the nursery rhyme goes. Eh, except when it doesn’t. The road to parenthood is a bumpy one for many, and as a 34-year-old woman with no man and babies on the brain, I’m instantly drawn to any film that depicts the non-traditional…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 25, 2013

Kelly Clarkson Couldn’t Wait For Pregnancy Because She Has An Excuse To Be Fat

Here’s Kelly Clarkson in Parade on why she’s excited to be pregnant: “Everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can’t wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk!” What a depressing state of affairs that female celebs actually think this way (even if she’s joking). [Parade]
Two…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2013

True Story: Why I Tell Everyone About My Abortion

I first wrote about my abortion in the spring of 2012. At that point, it had been seven years since my procedure, and something that never crossed my mind. Although the majority of the responses were overwhelmingly positive and other women took to the comments section to share their own abortion stories, those who were…

By: Amanda Chatel / November 12, 2013

10 Super Powers That Come With Being Knocked Up

Pregnancy may come with a whole host of unpleasant side effects, but you gotta admit, it kind of makes us seem like super heroes at times too. (Hello? You know Wonder Woman is hiding underneath that baby bump disguise you’re wearing.)

For one thing, we’re housing a human being for nine months, which…

By: The Stir / November 10, 2013

Vanessa Carlton Confesses On Facebook She Miscarried An Ectopic Pregnancy

Vanessa Carlton recently confessed via a Facebook Note to her fans that she recently had a miscarriage.

Explaining why she is rescheduling several upcoming tour dates,  Carlton revealed she had an ectopic/fallopian pregnancy — meaning her embryo settled in one of her fallopian tubes instead of the uterus.  …

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2013

This Couple’s Hip Hop Birth Announcement Has Got Swagger

It’s a special type of parent who is able to humiliate their child before he or she is even born. Jalene and Lincoln Taylor of North Salt Lake, Utah, are those parents — or shall I say, parents-t0-be.  The happy couple, who struggled with infertility and a miscarriage, announced their pregnancy with this sweet and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2013

Mirror, Mirror: I Am Sexier As A Mom

I figured that after I had a baby my body would be like a soldier after war, with the proud, annoying battle scars that have a good story but don’t dress up well. A few things went differently than expected:

I had a real baby, which is sort of impossible to imagine beforehand…

By: Kate Fridkis / October 29, 2013

Teen Carrying Dead Fetus In Bag Arrested For Shoplifting At NYC Victoria’s Secret

Today in Horrible Things I Would Rather Not Know: a 17-year-old girl was arrested  for shoplifting at a Victoria’s Secret in midtown Manhattan yesterday and was carrying a dead fetus inside her bag.

Two 17-year-old girls were pulled over by security guards inside the Victoria’s Secret in Herald Square because they were see…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2013

Pregnant CrossFit Mom Lea-Ann Ellison Inspires Internet Ire For Lifting Weights At Eight Months

Pregnancy is one of life’s beautiful passages. It’s also when a pregnant woman can never do anything right, according to some people. The latest mom-to-be to get raked over the coals is Lea-Ann Ellison, 35, of California who was photographed lifting heavy weights as part of her Crossfit training … while eight-and-a-half months pregnant.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 20, 2013

Woman Fakes Pregnancy To Smuggle Cocaine: Officials

Colombian police say they have arrested a Toronto woman who simulated pregnancy to try to smuggle cocaine.

Col. Esteban Arias says 28-year-old Tabitha Leah Ritchie was stopped while trying to board an Air Canada flight in Bogota after an inspector noted that her belly was unusually cold and hard. He says police discovered…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / September 13, 2013

Some Good News For A Change: Teen Birth Rate Hits Historic Low

Hooray! Not everything concerning teenagers and sexuality is terrible: The birth rate for teenagers in the United States hit a historic low in 2012, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even though the overall birth rate for all American women stayed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2013

13 Celebs You Didn’t Know Got Pregnant Post-40

Gwen Stefani is pregnant! That’s right, the rocker is set to become a mom once again, at age 43. Stefani suffered a miscarriage in 2010, but was happy to announce her wonderful news this time around.

The news broke one day after Rachel Zoe confirmed her second pregnancy. The fellow mama, also over…

By: YourTango.com / September 7, 2013

True Story: I Only Use The Pullout Method

According to New York magazine, sexually active hetero women in their 20s and 30s are heretofore dubbed the “pullout generation.” We’ve earned this moniker because, for various reasons, we’ve turned up our noses at “conventional forms of birth control,” from the the Pill to condoms, and started relying on the withdrawal method to avoid pregnancy. The…

By: Anonymous / September 6, 2013

Even Pregnant Ladies Are Twerking

By now we’re all familiar with twerking: hip-shaking, booty-focused dance moves a la Nicki Minaj and (ugh) Miley Cyrus. It’s sexy, it’s silly — and apparently, it’s completely safe for expectant mothers. OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton confirmed to ABC News that twerking is safe for pregnant mommies who won’t let a little morning sickness get…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2013
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