Posts tagged "pregnancy"

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'…
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…
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…
By: Lynn Beisner / August 14, 2012

God Help Us, “High School Moms” Is Another Reality Show About Teen Pregnancy

Yes, yes, this is something the universe needs: "High School Moms," a TLC reality show about pregnant teens. The teens attend Florence Crittenton High School in Denver, Colorado. And this will be different from "16 & Pregnant" ... how?  [ONTD] Lady Gaga has tapped Lindsay Lohan for a music video off her upcoming…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2012

A Brief History Of The Pregnancy Test

I was commenting on how packaged pregnancy tests resemble fruit roll ups when my mother told me scientists once injected bunnies with a woman's urine to determine whether or not she was pregnant. "A rabbit?" I was a little stunned by the idea of poor, floppy-eared, innocent rabbits getting shot up with pee. "Oh yeah!" My…
By: Susan Finch / August 6, 2012

Everything You Could Possibly Want To Know About Julie Delpy’s Vaginal Rejuvenation

Say what you will about those socialist Frogs and their death panels for Grandma, but France's socialized medicine has done right by Julie Delpy's vagina. While promoting her new movie "Two Days In New York" last night, Delpy told Craig Ferguson everything he could have possibly wanted to know about the state of her hotpocket…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2012

TLC One-Ups “16 And Pregnant” With “My Teen Is Pregnant And So Am I”

Pregnancy. Something mothers and daughters should experience together or … not so much? We find out all the unique issues of mother/daughter co-pregnancy on TLC's new show "My Teen Is Pregnant And So Am I" (which I've dubbed "Tears at the Sonogram") that premiered last night. Things don't seem to be going so well for…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 2, 2012

A 3D Replica Of Your Fetus Is A Thing You Can Get

No, that's not the world's creepiest ice cube — it's "Shape Of An Angel," a 3D ultrasound. An MRI scans your fetus and a tiny replica is printed out in a 3D printer, hovering midair in clear resin and encased in a jewelry box. (Because why not display your 3D fetus to guests inside a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2012

Bar Installs Pregnancy Test Vending Machine In The Ladies’ Room

I don't know what else is going on in Pub 500 in Mankato, Minnesota, but apparently it's enough to warrant the installation of the "first ever" pregnancy test vending machine in the ladies' room. I'm kidding, actually: it was not Pub 500 that installed the pee sticks for their lady patrons — they came courtesy…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2012

Adele Just Wants To Line Dance & Other Weirdo Pregnancy Cravings Of The Stars

We always knew Adele had a set of pipes, but it turns out she's got dancing feet, too. The pregnant songstress was recently seen at a line-dancing class with some of her friends. Adele apparently picked up the country dance style after traveling throughout the U.S. and liked it so much she brought a line-dancing…
By: The Frisky / July 17, 2012
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