Topic: pregnancy

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 In a related vein, a lot of the studies that talk about women and fertility are completely outdated.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 »

Dear Mommyish: Pregnant Women Are Not Sexy

Dear Mommyish: Pregnant Women Are Not Sexy

I am sure that all men would rather have sex with their non-pregnant wives versus their pregnant wives. Nonetheless, Facebook is filled with many of my friends posing nude with a sheet covering their private parts while they are fully pregnant. Is nothing sacred? We can sexualize almost anything and anyone in our 21st day and age, but nothing is going to make a pregnant woman sexy. More »

I’m Done Having Kids But I’m Jealous Of Your Pregnancy

I'm Done Having Kids But I'm Jealous Of Your Pregnancy

Even though my baby making days are done, I get jealous when I see or hear about someone getting pregnant. I didn’t understand what my green eyed monster was feeding off of, since I’m perfectly content with my two boys. But the feelings keep coming, every time I see an ultrasound picture on Facebook or glance at the cover of a magazine in the checkout line. And finally it hit me- I’m not resentful that these woman were having babies, I am envious of their actual pregnancies. More »

Hey Pregnant Ladies! Get The Whooping Cough Vaccine To Protect Your Newborns

Hey Pregnant Ladies! Get The Whooping Cough Vaccine To Protect Your Newborns

Is this common knowledge, because I had no idea. Why didn’t my doctors ever tell me this? Maybe I just somehow missed the boat, but I wanted to write this up today just in case you did, too. Pass this info along to all of your pregnant friends. The cases of whooping cough are growing (especially in California) so this is very important information to have. More »

There’s Nothing Wrong With Saying ‘We’re Pregnant’

There's Nothing Wrong With Saying 'We're Pregnant'

Since I’ve always been annoyed by people who speak for others, it was not surprising that the “we’re pregnant” thing drove me a little nuts the first time I heard it. I thought about it this week because Mila Kunis had performed a hilarious skit on Jimmy Kimmel, where she implored men to stop saying, “we’re pregnant.” When a couple is expecting a child, there is clearly one person who is pregnant, right? It’s hard not to get eye-rolly when you hear someone say, “We’re pregnant!” No you’re not. She is. More »

How I Got Pregnant After Five Years Of Infertility

How I Got Pregnant After Five Years Of Infertility

I’ve been reluctant to write about a series of events that lead up to me finally getting pregnant after five years of infertility. I hate people who claim that if you only eat a certain way or (insert gimmick here) you will be on the road to motherhood in no time flat. It’s so condescending. That’s why in the three and a half years since I had my first child – I’ve never told any of these stories. But I talk about so many other aspects of my life – my pregnancies, my infertility struggles, my parenting pitfalls – it seems a little strange to leave this part out. More »