Posts tagged "pregnancy"

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 talk…

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 was in Paris a few weeks ago and at one point there was a broken condom situation,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2013

Mommie Dearest: NYC Failed On Its Teen Pregnancy Campaign

New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) has recently launched a new ad campaign aimed at teen pregnancy that has caused quite a stir — and rightfully so. The campaign employs some of the most shameful tactics I have ever seen in the name of preventing teen pregnancy. These offensive ads (pictured after the jump)…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 20, 2013

Italian Town Gives Pregnant Women & New Moms Their Own Parking Spaces

Women's rights activists in Italy are supposedly upset that the town of Corinaldo has widened and repainted hundreds of parking spaces as pink to signify they are for pregnant women and new moms. The wider, moms-only parking spaces were debuted for International Women's Day last Friday. But the UK's Sun newspaper quotes feminist activists pointing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2013

Mommie Dearest: Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Lose Their Jobs

For all intents and purposes, I had a pretty textbook pregnancy. Nothing out of the ordinary occurred, but that also didn’t mean it was all rainbows and unicorns.I've always wondered why they call it morning sickness, when for many people it lasts all day. At least, that’s what it was like for my when I…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 7, 2013

Mirror, Mirror: On Pregnancy And Body Image

I am 19 weeks pregnant. In pregnancy, everything is measured in weeks, and I keep wanting to wish my fetus a happy beginning-of-the-next-week birthday. Because we made it this far and we should celebrate, damn it. But I guess that gets a little excessive. People keep telling me, “You barely look pregnant!” And it’s frustrating,…

By: Kate Fridkis / March 7, 2013

Seriously, The Most Insane Surrogacy Story You’ve Ever Heard

When Crystal Kelley agreed to carry a child for a Connecticut couple, she was expecting a happy ending. The 31-year-old (29 at the time), who had been a surrogate before, enjoyed helping couples with fertility problems. The couple's frozen embryo was implanted into Kelley's uterus and the pregnancy took. Everything seemed to be going a…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 5, 2013

Woman Fired For Getting Pregnant Out Of Wedlock, While Baby Daddy Offered Job At Same Place

A 29-year-old woman is suing the Christian college in San Diego, California, which fired her for getting pregnant out of wedlock. The woman had signed a "covenant" agreeing to "moral behavior," including no premarital sex, but the agreement did not stipulate she would be fired. The school seemed to have no problem with her now-husband'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2013

Lots Of People Got Knocked Up During Hurricane Sandy

So what were people doing without TV, internet and power during Hurricane Sandy? Those of us who weren't gorging on non-perishable snacks, stalking strangers on Facebook and looking for their drag queen dopplegangers (I had power!) or confronting various existential life crisis were entertaining themselves the old-fashioned way. SEX. According to the CityScape OB/GYN i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 2, 2013

Texas Teen Sues Parents For Right To Not Have An Abortion

Mostly when we discuss the "right to choose," we focus on the right to safe and legal access to abortion.  We mostly focus abortion as the "choice" because a woman's right to make her own family planning decisions is constantly under attack from conservative politicians and the anti-abortion movement, both of which are pickled with the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2013

American Teens Are Slightly Less Pregnant Than In Years Past

Good news! Refusing to teach hormone-addled adolescents about how their bodies work and restricting them from contraceptive choices actually works! Just kidding. No, it still doesn't. But the teen birth rate in the United States has dropped to record lows.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 2013

Beyonce Talks Fake Pregnancy Rumors With “GQ”

Beyonce rocks a Brooklyn Nets hat and lacy bra in this newly released photo from her GQ February cover story. Here’s some extra’s from the 31-year-old entertainer’s interview that were just released: On rumors that her pregnancy was fake: “I felt like I kind of had to protect my mother [Tina], because when people made…

By: Just Jared / January 22, 2013

Watch This: Men Find Out What Childbirth Feels Like

In the latest experiment for their show "Guinea Pigs," Dutch TV hosts Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno were hooked up to an electro-simulator that mimics the painful contractions women experience during labor. The video is in Dutch, but around the 7-minute mark, it becomes very clear that agony is a universal language. Apparently the guys underwent two…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 22, 2013

CUNY Accused Of Discriminating Against Pregnant Student

The City University of New York has been cited with a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for allowing the discrimination against a 27-year-old pregnant student. Stephanie Stewart was told by a teacher that she could not make up homework or tests due to pregnancy-related absences, including labor and delivery.

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2013

Mommie Dearest: Focusing On Celeb Pregnancies Only Raises The Bar Higher For Other Mothers

I’m not sure if you all heard about it or not, but Kim Kardashian is pregnant. I’ll wait a moment for the shock to sink in. We can now look forward to six more months of paparazzi falling all over themselves for the newest baby bump shots, interviews with Kim and Kanye’s potential nannies, photoshoot…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 14, 2013
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