There is nothing people love more than nitpicking the bodies of pregnant ladies they don’t know. More
Topic: Pregnancy & Health
Having been through both an emergency c-section and a planned one — I can honestly say a planned c-section is not nearly as terrifying. If you have been through a bad experience with an emergency c-section and are pregnant and terrified with the prospect of going through a surgical birth, I’m here to ease your mind a little. It’s not the same experience. It’s really not as bad. More
Antibiotics are not magic cure-alls with no drawbacks, and some parents need to stop treating them as though they are. More
At first I was really excited to have a doctor sanctioned reason to lay around all day. I was tired, my hips were killing me and I was starting to waddle. I had seen pregnant woman in online pregnancy forums complaining about how awful bed rest was, and in my ignorance I didn’t understand why they were whining. This was my chance to act like a Greek goddess, and I was going to enjoy every second of it More
When I had trouble conceiving, I believed becoming a mom would mean the fertility nightmare was behind me and forgotten.
I got my wish, but having the title of “Mommy” doesn’t make the pain of infertility sting any less than the day I was first diagnosed. More
There are the people who are so horny when they’re pregnant that they have sex every day. There are the people who are horrified by their inflamed cheeseburger crotches. There are people who could take it or leave it. And then there are the people horrified by their wives’ pregnant bodies. More
The argument is this: God designed sex as a sacred act between a man and a woman. You have to wait until marriage to have sex. You will be rewarded for your efforts of waiting years longer than your peers by experiencing the best and holiest marital sex of your life. More
In today’s New York Post, a 51-year-old single publicist in New York City has an essay discussing her choice to get pregnant at a later age. She is currently pregnant with her second child. She also has a 2-year-old daughter, who was born when Kahn was 49. She is super psyched for herself, and I suppose I would be too if a big part of the rationale and defense for her pregnancy weren’t the vast resources she has to pay for it. More
When someone is dealing with infertility, they need to the support of their family and friends. They need a shoulder to cry on, a bag to punch, and a caring someone to feed them all the chocolate. But sometimes the people they go to for support get their responses all wrong. They don’t need the world to tiptoe around your feelings, but maybe being aware of the feelings and giving those feelings a few feet of space would be nice. More
I love a party as much as anyone else, but the actual birth of your child is not a birthday you should be sending invitations to. An Australian woman does not agree with me. She sent a dozen invitations for the day of her labor, so her child wouldn’t have to come into the world alone. More
It was supposed to be one of the most wonderful days of our lives. On April 29, 2008, at just over twenty weeks pregnant, it was time for my anatomy scan. I was very excited to find out the gender and to see my little bean again. My pregnancy had been going wonderfully so far; no morning sickness or other issues. When the sonogram tech brought in the doctor to “take a look at something,” I knew there was a serious problem.
Being a mom can feel all-consuming at times. Running lets me hit the pause button on my parenting duties. Besides the health benefits, running allows me to stay sane so I don’t run away. More
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
Forget letting your baby watch television or giving your first-grader an Instagram account, if you don’t take care of your own health, you’re neglecting your children. More