Posts tagged "pregnancy"

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 thi…
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 children at age…
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 test,…
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

Mommie Dearest: Pregnancy Is Not A Beauty Contest

When I was pregnant, my clothing had one main requirement: comfort. I was mostly concerned with what would help support my growing belly on my slight frame, especially toward the end of my pregnancy when I developed symphysis pubic dysfunction (a fancy way of saying that my pelvic joint was unstable and caused me near…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 24, 2013

This Woman Is Trying To Give Birth To A Shark

"I love a good piece of dolphin meat on my plate, but every time I feel bad for eating an endangered animal," 32-year-old artist, Ai Hasegawa, told Vice. "We're soon going to be facing a global food shortage crisis. But I still want to give life, I don't want 30 years of…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 21, 2013

High School Bans Pregnant Teens From Showing Bellies In The Yearbook

A school district in Michigan has banned two pregnant teen girls from showing their bellies in the high school yearbook, claiming it goes against the school district's abstinence-only sex ed policy. “It’s our feeling … that (the photos) could very well be a contrary message to (the state policy),” White Could Public Schools Superintendent Barry Seabrook…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2013

James Deen Sounds Off On Farrah Abraham’s Pregnancy Test Publicity Stunt

James Deen is not amused that his sex tape co-star "Teen Mom"'s Farrah Abraham was photographed by paparazzi shopping for a pregnancy test. "To say you’re potentially pregnant is not something to joke about. When you knowingly involve another human being and a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2013

Girl Talk: My Stupid Freaking Biological Clock

Last summer, I had my  first panic attack, and it was induced by children. By the way, I don’t have any kids. During an office baby shower, a female colleague about 15 years my senior reminded me that I was next, since I was married, 27, and only had an estimated 12 percent of my…
By: Michelle Garcia / May 6, 2013

Mommie Dearest: Four Months Maternity Leave? We Wish!

Pop star Shakira gave birth to her son, Milan, back in January. Since then, she’s been hard at work promoting her new gig as a judge on the NBC show, "The Voice." As part of that promotion, Shakira spoke with US Weekly and weighed in with some thoughts on motherhood: On getting…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 30, 2013

Worst Mother Of The Week: Mom Forces Her 14-Year-Old Daughter To Get Pregnant

In one of the most horrifically bizarre cases we've heard in a while, a woman in London, England, attempted to have her 14-year-old daughter impregnated so she could have another child. The woman, a single mother of three adopted children, wanted to adopt a fourth child, but the courts denied her request. In response, the…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 29, 2013

12 Reasons I’m Obsessed With “Call The Midwife”

If you have been in a one mile radius of me anytime in the past few weeks, you have probably heard me tell you all about how I love "Call The Midwife," mention I'm going home to watch "Call The Midwife," or suggest you watch "Call The Midwife." That is because — yup — I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2013

El Salvador Delays On Lifesaving Abortion For 22-Year-Old Mom

Amnesty International has warned that a 22-year-old woman is going to die if the government of El Salvador does not give her a lifesaving abortion. Abortion is illegal in the country under all circumstances, even to save the life of the mother.
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2013

Oregon High School Student Fakes Pregnancy For Class Project

Oregon high school student Maria Miranda faked a pregnancy for her senior class project by wearing a fake belly and posting sonograms on Facebook for six months. She got a fake note from a doctor about a positive pregnancy test and began wearing baggier clothes. Finally, she asked a few friends and teachers to kee…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2013

Girl Talk: Stop Telling Me I Should Focus On Getting My Old Body Back

Well, of course, someone had to take some photos of me at a party, wearing my favorite dress (should I just stop wearing the clothes I love to events where there might photos taken?), bulky, lopsided, unfortunately proportioned, and my pregnant beauty bubble, so to awkwardly speak, was popped. Shit. No matter how many time…
By: Kate Fridkis / April 17, 2013

The Soapbox: “Mad Men,” Pregnancy, And The Nuance Of Choice

This post contains spoilers! Sunday nights are no longer full of Monday dread. I have something to look forward to at the very end of the weekend: a mind-bending episode of "Mad Men." The show you love, full of characters you hate, and issues you hope to only deal with through barrier of your TV…
By: Sarah Gray / April 17, 2013

Mirror, Mirror: Touch My Belly, Please

“Can I touch your belly?” my friend squealed, rushing towards it, hands outstretched. Then she stopped in her tracks. “I mean,” she said, suddenly bashful, “only if it’s okay, of course! Are you letting people?” I am five months pregnant. And I keep reading on the various boards and sites where all of the…
By: Kate Fridkis / April 4, 2013

Don’t Panic! 7 Reasons Your Period Might Be Late (Besides Pregnancy)

For the last week or so, I've been somewhat convinced that I'm pregnant. For the most part, this belief was paranoid, but also not entirely outside the realm of possibility. I had a proper French affair when I wa…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2013
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