Topic: pregnancy

Eden Foods Wants To Deny Birth Control Coverage For Employees And Here We Go Again

Eden Foods Wants To Deny Birth Control Coverage For Employees And Here We Go Again

In the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, so many who supported them in their fight to not cover forms of birth control they believed to be abortifacients were shrieking about how it was not a big deal because Hobby Lobby was still covering other forms of birth control. The company’s lawsuit was specific to blocking coverage of Plan B (“The Morning After Pill”), Ella (another form of emergency contraception), copper IUD’s, and IUD’s with progestin, all in the name of their “sincerely held religious beliefs”. Hobby Lobby covers 16 other forms of birth control for it’s employees. Many of those who were against Hobby Lobby stated their concern that although it is good Hobby Lobby is still willing to cover all other forms of birth control that this decision by SCOTUS would set a precedent for other companies to take similar measures or to go to even bigger extremes in what they would attempt to deny their employees. More »

The Only Person Who Wants To See Your Ultrasound Picture Is Your Mom

The Only Person Who Wants To See Your Ultrasound Picture Is Your Mom

I was so excited for our first ultrasound. I was thrilled for the opportunity to actually make out some limbs and a skeletal system on the little being I was housing. That little alien-looking baby was mine – and I loved him from first glimpse. It’s a little hard to be objective about these things when said alien-baby is in your womb. Don’t be surprised if others aren’t as thrilled as you are to see its image. More »

If Anyone Tells You Not To Enjoy Coffee, Wine Or Sushi During Pregnancy – Tell Them To Shove It

If Anyone Tells You Not To Enjoy Coffee, Wine Or Sushi During Pregnancy - Tell Them To Shove It

There certainly is a laundry list of things you are told not to consume when pregnant, and a lot of it is bullshit. If you are a reasonable person who can reasonably assess the difference between a little bit of something and too much of a good thing – you can have almost all the things people tell you to avoid. Being pregnant can be enough of a drag without constantly policing yourself – or worse – being policed by others. More »

How To Parent Like A Juggalo

How To Parent Like A Juggalo

But what does it take to be a Juggalo parent? Juggalo parenting goes way beyond simply dropping out of the third grade to start a meth lab. No, to mold a proper Ninja or Ninjette, you need to truly commit to the Juggalo lifestyle, or risk committing that most heinous of crimes – creating a Jugga-ho More »

IHTM: My Husband Wanted To Name Our Son After The Dog

IHTM: My Husband Wanted To Name Our Son After The Dog

Baby naming. For most couples, this topic is a fun one- the process of choosing a name for your child should be something that you look back on with fond memories. For others, it is a time of turmoil and unrest that tests your fiber as a cohesive unit and causes more than one “divorce lawyer” search in your Google history. With our son, my husband and were the latter. This is my story. More »

7 More Reasons Hobby Lobby Sucks

7 More Reasons Hobby Lobby Sucks

The fact that this decision by SCOTUS is monumentally unfair to their female employees is only the icing on a very shitty, shitty cake made of gloppy piles of shit. A cake baked for all of us womynz to let us know exactly where we stand in the eyes of the leadership of this disgusting and hypocritical corporation. More »

There Are Benefits To Being An Older Mom, So Take Your Age-Shaming And Shove It

There Are Benefits To Being An Older Mom, So Take Your Age-Shaming And Shove It

I was 37 when I had my first child and endured all of the scary “advanced maternal age” talks doctors like to give when you decide to use your working uterus to have a child. So when I became pregnant with my second child at 40 – I knew the pregnancy was going to be a shit-show of ominous warnings from everyone around me; Why are you using your old womb to reproduce? It turns out using said old womb may keep me alive longer than those who had kids early. Bonus! In a related vein, a lot of the studies that talk about women and fertility are completely outdated.
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You May As Well Just Totally Ignore Your Due Date

You May As Well Just Totally Ignore Your Due Date

I think we should totally abandon the concept of due dates and start saying things like, This baby might be here somewhere around late May. Or it could be early June. Or maybe even mid-May. Just relax and don’t worry about it too much. With less than five percent of women going into birth on their actual due dates, it seems silly that we even still use a date at all. More »

8-Months Pregnant Woman Runs 800 Meters At Nationals And Destroys The Delicate Flower Myth

8-Months Pregnant Woman Runs 800 Meters At Nationals And Destroys The Delicate Flower Myth

Alysia Montano is nearly eight months pregnant. She also just ran the 800 meters in the U.S. track and field championships. She finished in two minutes, 32.13 seconds – 35 seconds slower than her personal best, which she ran while totally not pregnant in Monaco in 2010. She’s officially obliterated the myth that pregnant women are fragile beings who cannot handle physical activity. I’m impressed. More »

Pregnant Celebrities – Make Sure You Kiss Your Interviewer’s Ass So He Doesn’t Imply You’re A Hormonal Bitch

Pregnant Celebrities - Make Sure You Kiss Your Interviewer's Ass So He Doesn't Imply You're A Hormonal Bitch

Mila Kunis gave an interview to Stephen Whitty for the Star Ledger last week. He spends his entire interview framing her answers in such a way as to imply that she’s a total hormonal bitch. I know this, because I read all of her quotes without the context of his opinion framing them – and she didn’t come across as hormonal or bitchy at all. He, however, came across as pissy little man. Apparently, if you’re not constantly giggling, apologizing, or crawling up a certain type of male interviewers ass, and you happen to be pregnant – poof! You’re a hormonal bitch. More »