Topic: Pregnancy & Health

We All Know ‘Keepsake’ Ultrasounds Are Dumb, But The FDA Says They May Be Dangerous Too

We All Know 'Keepsake' Ultrasounds Are Dumb, But The FDA Says They May Be Dangerous Too

These facilities have become quite popular in recent years as has the trend of “prenatal portraits”, a phrase that makes vomit chunks come up. What in the world happened to just waiting until a baby is born? Are we really here as a society? Where we can’t wait another four or five months to start shoving a camera in our baby’s face? More »

‘We’d Like To Invite All Our Passengers In Labor To Go Ahead And Not Board This Flight.’

'We'd Like To Invite All Our Passengers In Labor To Go Ahead And Not Board This Flight.'

From time to time, women give birth in uncomfortable places: on the side of the road on the way to the hospital, for example. And sometimes, women give birth in places where none of the surrounding surfaces should come into contact with bare skin, such as the woman who delivered a baby this morning on a Southwest Airlines flight shortly after take-off. Wait…shortly after take-off? More »

10 Reactions You’ll Have When You Get Pregnant While Using An IUD

 10 Reactions You'll Have When You Get Pregnant While Using An IUD

Suddenly I was a part of the one percent, except it wasn’t the cool one percent that has private jets and poops in diamond-encrusted golden toilet bowls. It was the other one percent; the one reality laughs at and mocks mercilessly while their five-year-plan erupts in flames and disintegrates into a pile of ash at their swollen feet. When this happens to you, well, you have more than a few feelings* about it. More »

British Government Says Home Births Are Better Than Hospitals, Because This Debate Will Never Die

British Government Says Home Births Are Better Than Hospitals, Because This Debate Will Never Die

Here’s a headline from today’s New York Times that’s sure to cause controversy: ‘British Regulator Urges Home Births Over Hospitals for Uncomplicated Pregnancies.’ The paper reports that the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, part of the Department of Health, is urging women with low-risk pregnancies to give birth at home because they believe it’s safer. Yes, after years telling women “HAVE YOUR BABY IN A HOSPITAL OR ELSE,” they are now completely reversing their opinion. More »

Bragging About Your ‘Perfect’ Birth Is Obnoxious

Bragging About Your 'Perfect' Birth Is Obnoxious

I respect my doctor’s advice and I have no question that it was the right thing to do but I won’t lie- when I hear women gushing about their amazing birth experience I get a little annoyed. Ok, a lot annoyed. I understand their pride in their experience and I have no doubt that hard work and perseverance got them there but at the end of the day, they are really just very lucky. More »

The Mommyish Definitive Guide To Infertility: Using A Sperm And/Or Egg Donor

The Mommyish Definitive Guide To Infertility: Using A Sperm And/Or Egg Donor

The bad news is that for whatever reason, you or your partner doesn’t have viable reproductive genetic material. The good news is your body is capable of carrying a pregnancy if you use a donor to supply the necessary sperm and/or egg. Grab your life’s savings and a large chunk of time to dedicate to the project- here’s what you need to know about the process of selecting a sperm or egg donor. More »