My partner didn’t give up drinking when I was pregnant. Neither did my friends, family, or other beings that were around me regularly. I don’t think I ever would have asked them a) because they all enjoy social drinking and b) because they had to deal with my pregnant self and c) because why should they? They weren’t pregnant. More
I’m not clear what planet Jezebel writer Tracy Moore is living on, but we’re definitely not existing on the same one. I just hope that women on the fence about becoming pregnant don’t take her “pregnancy fixes everything” manifesto to heart. I have never seen so many misconceptions about pregnancy lumped into one small space on the Internet before. More
A California couple gave birth to their 17th child this week. That means the woman has spent over 13 years of her life pregnant. Wrap your head around that for a minute.
Now what happens? She has to live for all eternity having her name associated with something awful that happened when she was a teenager? WHAT IF the fetus was a miscarriage and she just panicked and had some breakdown and tried to block it out before her shoplifting spree? What then? She gets extensive therapy and support in raising her child and maybe finishes school and tries to go to college and this comes up? We don’t know if she did something to terminate her pregnancy. We don’t know if it was all a horrible accident. But to be posting this kid’s info all over the world for it to remain forever and ever is some terrible crime in itself. More
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I struggled with an eating disorder for many years, which is always fun. Things got even more fun a few years ago when I needed to go on a particular medication, one that had the unfortunate side effect of making me gain quite a bit of weight (among other shitastic things). FUN. More
I have always been a rule follower, which may make it hard to believe that I set a few controversial rules for myself during both of my pregnancies. I have always felt turned off by total mommy martyrdom during pregnancy – where you can’t have a single taboo food or drink for 10 long months.
I did a little bit of research and decided to set my own rules for pregnancy. More
Here are 10 pumpkins who just couldn’t keep their damn legs together and got themselves all knocked up. More
Celebrity mom coverage usually comes with an assortment of signature backhanded vocabulary: “flaunting” and “parading,” i.e. a pregnant lady leaving the house, being “brave” for wearing a bikini. “Curves” and “post-baby body” to describe their figures — because that’s currently what eclipses all else. But celebrity mom headlines can often times be so off the wall batty that it can difficult to distinguish between the authentically offensive and Mad Libs. More
Assuming you’re not looking to go the pregnant zombie Halloween costume route, a pregnant costume is definitely one you don’t want to spend too much cash money on. Much like what you have been picking through for your baby’s first Halloween, you’ll literally only be wearing this get up once (or again if your next pregnancy is during Halloween). But with some toxic-free body paint, some garments about the house, your niece’s fairy wings, and some scissors, you may end up forking over way less than you paid for that belly band. More
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Zombie enthusiasts, as well as those who are currently Googling Halloween costume ideas, know that zombie costumes are a thing. FURTHERMORE, pregnant zombie Halloween costumes are an even bigger thing, with some real winners popping up all over your various social media platforms. No need to hide that bump this Halloween when you emphasize it to scare the hell out of people. More
In perhaps taking a page from The Daily Telegraph, which constructed a preggo lady sting operation that uncovered doctors willing to perform sex-selective abortions, pregnant women in India are doing the same. And they’re doing such a bang up job that the government is even considering handing out cash rewards for their valiant efforts.
After all, everyone has felt the sensation of having to pee REALLY BADLY or has accidentally peed themselves laughing, right? Maybe this is one of those topics that’s more funny than it is gross. OR, maybe it’s something women should keep off Facebook along with their mucus plugs, cervix dilations, and hard-ass uteruses. Whatever your opinion, one thing is for sure: A single incontinence update will lead to at least one incontinence comment, most likely from a woman who’s “been there and done that” and thinks she has a leg up (so to speak) on the subject. More
I, like many of the anonymous mothers in the film, faced a doomed pregnancy. Unlike the moms in the film, the decision was made for me by my body – I went into an early labor before anyone realized I was having a placental abruption. If the condition had been discovered sooner, however, I would have faced a difficult decision; whether or not to terminate my potentially deadly pregnancy.
And I’m not trying to be all judge-y here, but that sorta creeps me out. If that is the basis of the attraction, then what happens after a pregnant woman has the baby? Does the guy just go find another pregnant woman to date? That’s why there is something sort of bizarrely refreshing (and creepy!) about reading Craigslist ads from dudes who wanna sex up pregnant women. More