Topic: Pregnancy & Health

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 »

Flying To A Remote Location While 9 Months Pregnant Is Not A Stellar Parenting Start

Flying To A Remote Location While 9 Months Pregnant Is Not A Stellar Parenting Start

When I was six months pregnant with my twins, my mother and my two sisters took a trip to Costa Rica. I, of course, was not allowed to go. Did I complain? Maybe a couple of times, but only for the LOLs. Because as amazing as Costa Rica might be, I was pretty sure I didn’t want to deliver premature twins there. One woman who wrote to the advice column Dear Prudence recently, however, is pretty sure that she can take a trip at 36-weeks because…I don’t know. I guess she figures she can hold it. More »

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 »