Topic: Pregnancy & Health

Having Your Partner In The Room Is A Good Way To Make Childbirth Even More Miserable

Having Your Partner In The Room Is A Good Way To Make Childbirth Even More Miserable

If you have ever squeezed a six-to-ten-pound person out through your baby-chute, there may have been at least a few moments during the process where you wished your partner wasn’t right next to you. Like in the waiting room down the hall, for example. Or in the hospital gift shop to buy you the biggest box of chocolates and bouquet of flowers in the there. Or maybe on the moon. Without a spacesuit. More »

Doula Advice: What Your Friends And Family Need To Know About Your Birth

Doula Advice: What Your Friends And Family Need To Know About Your Birth

Search around, and you’ll find approximately 6,268 guides instructing pregnant people on how to select a doctor, a midwife, a doula, a birth photographer, a lactation consultant, and even a nursery decorator. But what about a guide helping a pregnant person to select the friends and family members who will join them on the day an entire human being comes out of their body? Nope. Not many of those guides. But there should be. More »

Pope Says No To Birth Control And Breeding ‘Like Rabbits,’ So Good Luck With That

Pope Says No To Birth Control And Breeding 'Like Rabbits,' So Good Luck With That

Pope Francis is a pope that I hate to love. As a pro-choice feminist, that’s an unusual way for me to feel. I attribute it to the standard created by previous popes — after all, if you’re starving to death, someone can hand you a dead rat and you’ll say, “You know what, this isn’t that bad if you season it with a little dirt.” But now Frankie boy has made a statement about birth control and “breeding” that pisses me off, and I am thisclose to flushing my dead rat down the toilet. (I have quite a way with analogies, huh?) More »

Target Has Fifty Shades Cock Rings Next To Kid’s Toothbrushes And It’s No Reason To Panic

Target Has Fifty Shades Cock Rings Next To Kid's Toothbrushes And It's No Reason To Panic

Do any of you have that moment going through the feminine products aisle at Target with your kids? That moment where you are like “Oh crap, there’s condoms and lube here too” and you think of having to explain it to them? I am pretty strategic now about buying tampons alone since both of my kids are literate and I simply don’t feel like explaining Magnum XL’s to either of them just yet. However, if you scooted down the oral hygiene aisle to find My Little Pony toothpaste, would you expect anything to be amiss? More »

Sorry Dads, Resenting Your Unborn Baby For Ruining Your Sex Life Is Absurd‏

Sorry Dads, Resenting Your Unborn Baby For Ruining Your Sex Life Is Absurdâ

Hey dads, I get it. You are used to being number one in your wife’s eyes and getting all of her attention. It makes sense- when a couple is married and no kids are involved, there is more time for affection and sex. However, when a baby comes into the picture, and even during pregnancy, it is completely normal for everything to change. Your wife is chock full of hormones, not feeling like herself and sex might be the last thing she feels like doing. And that’s ok. What’s not ok is resenting your unborn baby for ruining your sex life. More »

Somebody Better Translate This Swedish Kid’s Video With Dancing Penises And Vaginas, STAT‏

Somebody Better Translate This Swedish Kid's Video With Dancing Penises And Vaginas, STATâ

What if I told you there is a music video in existence that involves a geriatric cartoon vagina moseying along with her very own twee, little cane? And also, winking at you? Would you believe me? Well, up until 7:00 am today, I wouldn’t have believed me either but that was because I had not yet seen the glory of this Swedish kid’s video with dancing penises and vaginas. More »

I’m Torn On If I Want More Than One Child

I'm Torn On If I Want More Than One Child

Now that my toddler is 18 months old, and we’re in a good place with him on almost every level, how can I possibly consider disrupting this perfect situation to do it all over again? How do more people reach this point and not just call it quits? Like, the thought I have every day is “How does ANYone choose to have another kid? Who has the energy?” More »