Topic: pregnancy

Scary Mommy: 10 Things You Can’t Do In Public While Pregnant (But Totally Want To)

Scary Mommy: 10 Things You Can't Do In Public While Pregnant (But Totally Want To)

When you’re pregnant, there are myriad things you wish you could just up and do no matter where you are and whom you’re with — things you probably do in the privacy of your own home without reserve. The thing is, you can’t in public. I mean, you could, but you’d either no longer have any friends or get arrested, and nobody wants that. Here are just a few of them. More »

Teacher Fired For Being Pregnant And Gay At The Same Time

Teacher Fired For Being Pregnant And Gay At The Same Time

Barbara Webb was a chemistry teacher for nine years at Marion High School, an all-girls Catholic School in Michigan. In June, she learned she was pregnant. In July, she told the school. In August, she was fired. Why? Because Webb is gay, and her “non-traditional” pregnancy doesn’t fit with the Catholic school’s mission, which is “Let us love one another, for love is from God,”…no, wait. Their mission is “Judge not, that you be not judged.” Nope. Hang on. Maybe it’s, “As you wish that others would do it you, do so to them.” No. Hm. Must be “Fire all the gays.” Yeah, that’s it. More »

Obama’s New Contraceptive Coverage Policy Is Still Not Good Enough For Religious Employers

Obama's New Contraceptive Coverage Policy Is Still Not Good Enough For Religious Employers

In the wake of June’s Hobby Lobby supreme court decision, the Obama administration has announced new measures that will allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for contraceptive coverage for it’s female employees while still allowing those employees access to this coverage directly through their insurance company. More »

Saying Goodbye To Your Body Pillow After Pregnancy Is One Of The Hardest Break-Ups, Ever

Saying Goodbye To Your Body Pillow After Pregnancy Is One Of The Hardest Break-Ups, Ever

Have you heard of the “Snoogle,” a.k.a pregnancy body pillow a.k.a cushioned moat of no-love? It’s revered by pregnant women all over the land and probably despised by their partners. It wraps you in a warm embrace while simultaneously shoving your husband out of bed — and once you own one it is really hard to let go. Unfortunately, your partner will probably want their nighttime real estate back eventually, and once you have a baby there’s not really an excuse to keep this thing around. More »

If You Don’t Let A Pregnant Woman Use Your Restaurant’s Bathroom You’re An A**hole

If You Don't Let A Pregnant Woman Use Your Restaurant's Bathroom You're An A**hole

A neighborhood restaurant in D.C. denied a pregnant woman (who was not a paying customer) use of their bathroom last weekend. She took to a local neighborhood blog to complain about it and got berated by most of the people on the forum. I’m on her side. Denying a pregnant woman use of a bathroom is a mean thing to do. Have some common decency. More »

I Decided Against Abortion, But I Was Really Happy To Have The Option

I Decided Against Abortion, But I Was Really Happy To Have The Option

Like some 49% of pregnancies in America, mine was unplanned. My partner and I had flirted with the idea of children, but we had securely filed it away in the “Maybe Someday” box. More pressing in our minds were things like me graduating college, saving up to move out of our crappy studio apartment, my partner starting college, and learning to drive so we could get a car. That’s why it was like a punch in the face when I stared at that test; the test I bought for one dollar because I was so sure I couldn’t possibly be pregnant. More »