Posts tagged "pregnancy"

Real Talk: On Birth Control & Protecting Against Pregnancy, Part 2

This week’s Real Talk focuses on birth control: what we use, why, and our thoughts on all the issues surrounding the way we keep our bodies pregnancy-free! The first half of our conversation about contraception ran yesterday.

The participants are:

Rose Fox is a book and magazine editor, event organizer, and…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / August 2, 2013

Real Talk: On Birth Control & Protecting Against Pregnancy, Part 1

This week’s Real Talk focuses on birth control: what we use, why, and our thoughts on all the issues surrounding the way we keep our bodies pregnancy-free! The second half of our conversation about contraception will run tomorrow.

The participants are:

Rose Fox is a book and magazine editor, event organizer,…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 31, 2013

Pregnant Women Really Do Not Belong In Public, Turkish Leader Sensibly Points Out

You know what is just the worst? When pregnant ladies go out in public. Yeah, their selfless maternal giving and their miracle of life — it is really not something other people should have to watch. Please, shield us from the inhumanity.

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2013

So, Uh, What Exactly Is A “Gay-by” Shower, Fergie?

This past weekend, the very pregnant Fergie Duhamel had her “gay-by” shower at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. And, if you’re like us, you probably have no idea what that means. Us Weekly reported that it was thrown by her “gay BFFs.” Not sure why they can’t just be “BFFs” who also happen to be…

By: Alyson Penn / July 29, 2013

Pregnant Woman Struck By Lightning, Gives Birth

A pregnant New Mexico woman has survived a bolt from the blue to give birth to a bouncing baby girl. Kendra Villanueva and the baby’s father Ian Gordon were watching fireworks with friends on July Fourth when lightning struck both of them in the front yard of an Albuquerque home. Villanueva was just weeks from…

By: Newser / July 13, 2013

Zimbabwean Women Fined $5 For Each Scream During Childbirth

In Zimbabwe, a country where the average yearly income is $150, giving birth in a hospital can be prohibitively expensive at $50. But at one corrupt hospital, this price can increase depending on how much the woman giving birth screams. Yes, a local hospital in Zimbabwe apparently considers screams during childbirth to be “raising false…

By: Mary Odell / July 12, 2013

True Story: I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant (For 6 Months)

The moment that changed my life was actually pretty anticlimactic.

I took a pregnancy test. Waited the prescribed amount of time. Looked at the result. Threw the test away without really looking at it.

I knew I wasn’t pregnant. I had gotten the Mirena IUD over the summer –- the single…

By: Caitlin Coakley Beckner / July 2, 2013

5 Women Who Had No Idea They Were Pregnant

Every now and then the unthinkable happens and a baby is born to a mother that didn’t even know she was pregnant. Such stories are often met with skepticism because in most cases, pregnancy is a incredibly obvious condition. The big bellies. The lack of a period. The cravings for pickles and tiramisu. In a…

By: Mary Odell / June 28, 2013

Study: Men Should Be Included In Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention

Men should be included in strategizing ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies, according to a new study by the Guttmacher Institute. Researchers looked at data from the 2006 to 2010 National Survey of Family Growth reported by men about unplanned births. Through analyzing the rate of happiness that each father felt when his child was born,…

By: Daley Quinn / June 27, 2013

Guy Talk: Enough With The Unprotected Sex Already!

I’m about one more “and then he came inside me” away from blowing my brains out.

I’m a sex enthusiast, perhaps even a connoisseur on the matter. I peruse publications about sex, participate in deep conversations on the act, and occasionally even engage in the monstrous business. But for fuck’s sake, if I…

By: Jeremy Glass / June 24, 2013

FDA Approves Morning-After Pill Plan B One-Step For Over The Counter Use

In an enormous victory for women and girls across the nation, the Food and Drug Administration finally approved the Plan B One-Step brand morning-after pill for over-the-counter use. Plan B One-Step is a one-pill version of emergency contraception and this approval covers women and girls of all ages. Like all EC, it is more effective…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2013

The Soapbox: Why Men Need Abortion As Much As Women Do

Liberal guys like me are often kind of squeamish when it comes to talking about abortion. I mean, we support it. We describe ourselves as pro-choice. We share the ridiculous things that asshole Republicans say on Facebook. (Did you hear the one about the masturbating fetus…?) If we’re straight, and we maybe decide to joi…

By: Dan Solomon / June 19, 2013

Not This Crap Again: Republican Trent Franks Says Pregnancy From Rape Is Rare

Wait, I thought the GOP attached nodes onto all white male Republicans’ balls to deliver electric shocks as soon as their lips start to form the words “rape” and “pregnancy”? What happened? How did Rep. Trent Franks dodge that?!

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing today, Rep. Franks of Arizona said his ba…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2013

Massachusetts Considers Easing Parental Consent Rules On Abortion

The Massachusetts Legislature’s Public Health Committee is considering a new bill to ease parental consent rules for abortion. According to Planned Parenthood League Of Massachusetts, young women in Massachusetts under age 18 need to acquire written permission from a parent or guardian to obtain an abortion; if she’s unable to discuss this sensitive subject with…

By: Mary Odell / June 7, 2013

After 9-Mile Run, Woman Gives Birth To Baby She Didn’t Know She Was Having

Trish Staine felt pretty crappy after running nine miles as part of her half-marathon training on Sunday. Thinking she was dealing with a pulled muscle or pinched nerve, she tried painkillers, baths, and laying down; nothing worked, and her husband finally called an ambulance the next day. Turns out Staine was in labor—odd, since she’d…

By: Newser / June 7, 2013

Roberto Cavalli On Kate Middleton: “A Princess Should Be Sexy”

“A princess should be sexy. She is young, she is beautiful – I would like to create something special for her, but nothing too bold. I would like to prove to the world that Roberto Cavalli can dress a princess. Maybe I would use a print, keeping it young, sophisticated and sexy. Just because you are quee…

By: Alyson Penn / June 6, 2013

Mirror, Mirror: How I Want My Daughter To Look

I was so sure I was having a boy. I’d even given my baby a boy name, and I talked to my belly and told him he was a great son. A strong, noble, excellent son. People said, “A mother knows…” and nodded along with me.

Not this mother. Apparently, this mother doesn’t…

By: Kate Fridkis / June 6, 2013

Does This Pregnant 70-Year-Old Make You Uncomfortable?

Because that seems to be the point.

This isn’t a real pregnant 70-year-old, though. She’s a British TV host, Kate Garraway, who is 46 and warning young women through the First Response Early Result Pregnancy campaign to MAKE BABIES NOW. Like, right now. Garraway got involved in the campaign because she had her two childre…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 31, 2013

Did You Need A Positive Pregnancy Test? Because This Woman’s Selling Them

A woman is selling genuinely positive pregnancy tests via Craiglist, I guess because she’s pregnant and doesn’t mind peeing on lots of sticks. In the Craiglist post she writes:
Yes, you saw that right! I am selling positive pregnancy tests! Ever since I became pregnant, I have been asked numerous times for a positive…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 29, 2013

Republican Politician Shames Woman For Abortion, Said She Should Have Delivered Severely Disabled Baby

Yesterday, a woman named Christy Zink testifed before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcomittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice to discuss a bill proposed by Rep. Trent Franks to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Zink spoke about her difficult decision in 2009 to have an abortion at 22 weeks after she learned the fetus she…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2013
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