Posts tagged "pregnancy"

Kim Kardashian’s Most Important Pregnancy Essentials

Woohoo! The Illuminati is having a baby, you guys, and I'm so stoked! Yep, the axis of evil (and fun, so much fun) heretofore known as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, now the singular Kimye, got knocked up. E! Online was kind enough to present a sort of gift guide of Kim's maternity must-haves for…

By: Rachel Krause / January 3, 2013

Mommie Dearest: Let’s Give Pregnant Kate Middleton Some Space

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, then allow me to be the first to share the breaking news: Princess Kate is pregnant! Now feel free to join in with the rest of the world as it goes absolutely completely bonkers in reaction. I understand that a new baby, especially…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 7, 2012

True Story: My Wife Has Hyperemesis Gravidarum, The Same Acute Morning Sickness As Kate Middleton

Given the Gawker mandate to be glib and ruthless, whether or not they know what they’re talking about, I won’t pretend to be shocked by a dashed-off remark in Monday’s post on Kate Middleton’s pregnancy: The Palace also reported that Kate was admitted to the hospital today with "hyperemesis gravidarum," which is what they call…

By: Evan Derkacz / December 5, 2012

12 Dos & Don’ts Of … Pregnancy Fashion (Just For Kate Middleton!)

The Duchess of Cambridge and I haven't always seen eye to eye when it comes to fashion, but I've come to respect her more subdued style -- and I understand that she's got to rep for England, the Queen and British designers, so she's got to be a bit more conservative than I normally like. Now that…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 4, 2012

The Real Reason These 8 Celebs Got Pregnant

Leave it to Jessica Simpson to get pregnant at what seems to be the most calculated moment possible. Her announcement that she is expecting baby number two came just in the nick of time for her to snake her way out of that Weight Watchers endorsement deal. But, if she wasn't getting preggo to avoid…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 29, 2012

The Soapbox: How I Lost Faith In The Pro-Life Movement

This piece was originally published at Patheos.com and is being reprinted with permission. The spring of my sophomore year of college I was president of my university’s Students for Life chapter. The fall of my junior year of college I cut my ties with the pro-life movement. Five years later I have lost the last…

By: Libby Anne / November 5, 2012

Free Birth Control Means Fewer Abortions, Says Study (Which Proves Common Sense)

A new study called "The Contraceptive Choice Project" outlined in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology tracked over 9,000 women in St. Louis and found free birth control led to drastically lower rates of abortion and births by teen moms. The study gave a range of free birth control options to poor and uninsured women (those at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 6, 2012

Todd Akin In ’08: Docs Give Abortions To Women Who Aren’t Pregnant

It's getting to be quite the week for years-old videos to come back and bite candidates, and the latest victim is one Todd Akin, the would-be junior Missouri senator of "legitimate rape" fame. Seems Akin gave a speech in 2008, in which he compares abortion to slavery and calls abortion providers "terrorists." He then goes on to describe the "bottom-of-the-food-chai…

By: Newser / October 3, 2012

British Soldier Gives Birth At Afghan Base Had No Idea She Was Pregnant

I've had a couple false alarms when my period has been poky and I've been freaked for a few days that I might be pregnant. So it boggles my mind that there are women on this Earth that do not know they are pregnant until their baby is basically crowning. Take, for instance, the British…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 21, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m Doing IVF

I was never that woman who dreamt of having many children or starting my own "Brady Bunch." Babies, little booties, and bottles were always an afterthought to enjoying a successful career, one peppered with travelling the world and enjoying a range of other adult activities a childless, flexible lifestyle could provide. However, after my husband…

By: B.B. White / September 18, 2012

Man Points Gun At Pregnant Smoker, Fails At Life

Smoking while pregnant isn't defensible. But you know what else isn't defensible? Pointing a gun at a pregnant woman.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2012

Girl Talk: Taking A Pregnancy Test At 36

The first time I bought a pregnancy test I was 17. I'd gotten my period but was so new at the whole sex thing, not to mention paranoid, that I wanted to be sure. We hadn't used condoms, but instead a small, see-through film that hardly seemed like it was going to do its job.

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / September 13, 2012

Jessica Simpson Says Something Kind Of Lovely About Her Weight Loss Process

"Nobody wants to talk about their weight. For me, I have had to come to a place where I am comfortable with myself. I'm a mom now, and get to be a role model for this beautiful little girl ... I feel like everybody can do what I am doing. I'm not a supermodel. My…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 5, 2012

Tori Spelling Is Done Being A “Pregger”

Reality TV star Tori Spelling shares her “bittersweet feelings” on ToriSpelling.com as she nears the end of her fourth pregnancy. The soon-to-be mom-of-four says this will likely be her “final pregnancy” and talks about her love of being a “pregger” and living for her children Liam, 5,Stella, 4, and Hattie, 10 months. “As my 4th pregnancy…

By: Celebrity Baby Scoop / August 28, 2012

Republicans Asking Rep. Todd Akin To Drop Out Of Race

Republicans are calling on poorly informed Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of his Senatorial race in Missouri.  Like, begging him: Seriously, please, dude. You are making us look terrible. [Huffington Post] Other things Rep. Akin believes to be true about the uterus! [The Awl] And here's Em and Lo's send-up of the top five kind…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2012

“Rape Is Rape”: President Obama On Rep. Todd Akin’s Ludicrous Comments

"The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn't make sense to the American people and certainly doesn't make sense to me. So what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn't have…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 20, 2012

Everyone Thinks Rep. Todd Akin Is A Moron, Except For Those Who Don’t

Amelia is still down on the floor of her bathroom with her hand mirror, trying to find that anti-pregnancy rape mechanism thingamajig [APRMT] inside that will keep her from getting pregnant if she's raped. I keep telling her that no such body part actually exists in a woman's body and Missouri Rep. Todd Akin i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2012

Representative Todd Akin Says “Legitimate Rape Victims” Don’t Get Pregnant

Exhale. Just give me a moment, would you? I'm trying to relax, get centered, you know? I've got a hand mirror and I'm ready to spend some quality time with my vagina and its mysterious, miraculous abilities. See, this weekend, a politician named Todd Akin, a representative for the state of Missouri, said that according…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 19, 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch Wants To Find The Right Lady To Impregnate

"I can't just get anyone pregnant, it has got to be the right person … To find the right person? Oh well, there's always a way isn't there –and I don't mean the internet … I mean there are always moments and meetings and chance encounters. But to make meaningful relationships is very hard at…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 14, 2012

Girl Talk: I Wish My Mother Had Aborted Me

In this piece, reprinted with permission from Role/Reboot, Lynn Beisner explains the difference between the two phrases “The best choice for both my mother and me would have been abortion” and “I wish I had never been born.” If there is one thing that anti-choice activists do that makes me see red, it is whe…

By: Lynn Beisner / August 14, 2012
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