Topic: Pregnancy & Health

7 Ways I Failed My Birthing Class

7 Ways I Failed My Birthing Class

Like many terrified women pregnant with twins, I signed up for my local hospital’s “Preparing for Multiples” birthing class. It promised to take me through everything I needed to know about being pregnant with multiples, giving birth to multiples, and caring for newborns. I came ready to learn with pen in hand and reluctant husband in tow. It turned out, however, that not unlike every single class I have ever taken in my life, I am a terrible student. 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 »

Colorado Took A Simple, Obvious Step And Had Biggest Drop In Teen Pregnancy Rate In Years

Colorado Took A Simple, Obvious Step And Had Biggest Drop In Teen Pregnancy Rate In Years

Colorado has seen the highest drop in teen birth rates in the entire country, and officials are putting the credit for that on a new family planning initiative that offers low-income women long-acting, reversible birth control methods (e.g. IUDs and implants) for little to no cost. And guess what? It actually works. It works really, really well. More »