Topic: Pregnancy & Health

If You Don’t Let A Pregnant Woman Use Your Restaurant’s Bathroom You’re An A**hole

If You Don't Let A Pregnant Woman Use Your Restaurant's Bathroom You're An A**hole

A neighborhood restaurant in D.C. denied a pregnant woman (who was not a paying customer) use of their bathroom last weekend. She took to a local neighborhood blog to complain about it and got berated by most of the people on the forum. I’m on her side. Denying a pregnant woman use of a bathroom is a mean thing to do. Have some common decency. 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 »

Self-Conscious Brides-To-Be Are Getting Plastic Surgery On Their Hands For Better Engagement Selfies

Self-Conscious Brides-To-Be Are Getting Plastic Surgery On Their Hands For Better Engagement Selfies

With people becoming increasingly critical of the way they look, and brides being notoriously worried about their looks in the months leading up to their weddings, I guess I shouldn’t be shocked that a procedure exists to help make your hands less veiny and and the skin on your fingers more even-toned, thus ensuring that you’ll be able to snap the best hand-selfie to show off your rock on Facebook. In other news, I give up. More »

Anonymous Mom: I’m Too Selfish To Help A Fellow Infertile Couple Have Kids

 Anonymous Mom: I'm Too Selfish To Help A Fellow Infertile Couple Have Kids

I’ve used Anonymous Mom before as a vehicle to share my decision to use donor eggs in getting pregnant. I still stand by my choice 100% and I am extremely happy with my twins. Recovering from a C section and raising two babies at the same time took up the bulk of our energy and attention for the past year and a half, but once the dust settled and we found our groove as a new family, I looked at my husband and realized there was an important baby related issue we needed to address – what to do with the remaining 4 embryos. More »

Let’s Party Like We’re Not Going To Die Alone At An Egg-Freezing Party

Let's Party Like We're Not Going To Die Alone At An Egg-Freezing Party

Don’t be surprised if your childless friend’s next Evite looks like this:

“So I hear you’re worried about your fertility… that’s why you’re invited to come to Karen’s house for an egg-freezing partayyyyyyyyyyyyy!” That last part should be narrated by Oprah. Alternatively, those little critters Hoops and Yoyo from Hallmark can come up with an egg-freezing party song, which would be adorable. More »

I Decided Against Abortion, But I Was Really Happy To Have The Option

I Decided Against Abortion, But I Was Really Happy To Have The Option

Like some 49% of pregnancies in America, mine was unplanned. My partner and I had flirted with the idea of children, but we had securely filed it away in the “Maybe Someday” box. More pressing in our minds were things like me graduating college, saving up to move out of our crappy studio apartment, my partner starting college, and learning to drive so we could get a car. That’s why it was like a punch in the face when I stared at that test; the test I bought for one dollar because I was so sure I couldn’t possibly be pregnant. More »

Jesus Freak: Abstinence Is The Worst Reason To Rush Into Marriage

Jesus Freak: Abstinence Is The Worst Reason To Rush Into Marriage

I used to be a believer in abstinence until marriage. In fact, I was “saving myself” as a virgin until marriage, until I re-met my husband at the age of 24. While I technically have only been with one man, my husband, we decided to rapidly switch gears and live together in sin two years prior to getting married. One reason was because my husband was already divorced at the age of 24, a marriage he rushed into because of the abstinence doctrine. More »

No, You Don’t Have To Be A Virgin To Teach In Brazil

No, You Don't Have To Be A Virgin To Teach In Brazil

There is a story going around the Internet today that is pretty shocking…if you only read the headline. According to questionable “news” sources such as The Daily Mail, The Sydney Morning Herald and Georgia News Day, women seeking education positions in San Paulo, Brazil’s most populous state, are being forced to undergo virginity tests to get hired! Holy rights violations, Batman! But hold your horses. The truth might not be much better, but women aren’t be hog tied and given the old V-card test against their will. More »