Topic: Pregnancy & Health

Womb Transplant Mom Gives Birth Thanks To Her Incredible 61-Year-Old BFF Donor

Womb Transplant Mom Gives Birth Thanks To Her Incredible 61-Year-Old BFF Donor

How far would you be willing to go to help a friend who’d lost her uterus to cancer and who desperately wanted children of her own? I’m pretty much planning on being done with my own personal baby-maker, but getting rid of the thing entirely? I can’t even bring myself to throw out my college-era t-shirts with holes in the armpits, and getting rid of those wouldn’t even require major surgery. More »

Woman Who Gained No Weight In Pregnancy Thinks Women Who Do Are Disgusting Fatties

Woman Who Gained No Weight In Pregnancy Thinks Women Who Do Are Disgusting Fatties

I love it when women are happy about the way they look. There are way too many of us who are overly critical of ourselves, so hearing a woman who has pride in her appearance is nice. For a minute. Then she opens her mouth and you realize she is an awful, fat-shaming jerk. And you no longer care about her self-esteem. At least that’s the reaction I had when I read a few words from a post one woman wrote for the Daily Mail today. More »

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 »