Topic: Pregnancy & Health

Stop Telling Women Having Sex When They Don’t Feel Like It Is The Recipe For A Healthy Marriage

Stop Telling Women Having Sex When They Don't Feel Like It Is The Recipe For A Healthy Marriage

Am I the only woman sick of hearing the advice, “Make your marriage stronger by having sex even when you don’t feel like it?” How about, “NO.” Enthusiastic consent doesn’t only apply when we are teaching our kids about rape culture. Enthusiastic consent should be a given every, single time you have sex. And if you don’t feel like having it — men or women alike — you shouldn’t be guilted into it on the premise that it makes you a better partner. More »

10 Ways A Scheduled C-Section Is Different From An Emergency C-Section

10 Ways A Scheduled C-Section Is Different From An Emergency C-Section

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 »

Being On Bed Rest Is Nothing Like A Day At The Spa

Being On Bed Rest Is Nothing Like A Day At The Spa

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 »