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Expecting Mothers

Pregnancy Cravings May Not Be Real

Thrillist | Posted 11.12.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Shuttershock You know the stereotype: a pregnant woman wakes up at 2am, violently shakes her husband awake, and demands a ...

8 Indispensable Items for Your Baby Registry

MeiMei Fox | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
MeiMei Fox

At 40+ expecting twins, I wanted to be prepared, so I researched the heck out of my baby registry. Now that my boys are almost 6 months old, I can look back with a bit of perspective and analyze what I did well and what I wish I had known going into the parenting journey.

What To Expect After Having Kids

MotherWoman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents

I'd like to offer an alternate spin on what to expect after having kids -- one that errs on the side of gain rather than sacrifice; one that I didn't hear much about while I was pregnant and pondering what life would be like after children.

The Great Mother's Curse

Stacy Pelander | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

I marched off to the drawer where the office supplies were, grabbed the giant pair of adult scissors and returned to stand directly in front of her. I grabbed a fistful of hair from the crown of my head and chopped it as close to the scalp as I could

As I Go Into My Third Trimester, Here Are 6 Things I've Learned

Stacy Pelander | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

I always knew he was a great guy -- I probably wouldn't have married him if he wasn't. I did not, however, know the depths of my husband's patience.

Now That I Have Another Chance, This Is The Kind Of Mom I Want To Be

Stacy Pelander | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

Just before I turned 21, I had a baby girl who was adopted at birth by an amazing couple. The fact that I have another chance to be a mom -- and more, that I get to be a mom to a little girl -- is overwhelming at times.

Yagana Shah

How Smoking During Pregnancy Affects Grandchildren's Growth | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty

You know that it's really bad for your kids if you smoke while pregnant. But the consequences of smoking during pregnancy actually last more than just...

Dana Oliver

Kelly Rowland's Favorite Tips For Expecting Moms | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.07.2014 | Style

When it comes to fashion, Kelly Rowland has always played by her own rules. If you remember that super-revealing Georges Chakra gown she wore to t...

Expectant Mother's Day Dreams

DreamsCloud | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Angel Morgan via DreamsCloud Expecting mothers can have dreams that are very sweet about their children before they are born. Sometimes, mothe...

15 Things You Should Never Say To a Pregnant Woman About Her Body

Damona Hoffman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
Damona Hoffman

Since it seems that many people have no idea what is appropriate to say to a pregnant woman, I've written a few guidelines based on the comments that sent me home crying over my last two pregnancies.

NYC Shows the Way on Pregnant Workers' Rights

Dina Bakst | Posted 09.25.2013 | New York
Dina Bakst

New York City has just given an important boost to the rights of pregnant workers with a new law that will ensure that women across the five boroughs ...

Seneca Falls: 165 Years Later and Still Struggling for Equality

Dina Bakst | Posted 07.18.2013 | New York
Dina Bakst

Despite significant triumphs for women over many decades, the fight for fairness and equality carries on. Discrimination and inequality continue to punish New York women, especially the pregnant women and mothers of our state with the fewest resources.

This Mother's Day, Stand Up for Expecting Moms

Dina Bakst | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Dina Bakst

No pregnant worker should be forced to choose between her job and a healthy pregnancy.