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Pregnant Women

A Baby Was Born a 'Junkie'

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Elaine Pawlowski

Compassionate health care without fear-based legislation is what is needed to help families. Pregnant women need to be encouraged to seek prenatal care and substance treatment that is of benefit to the mother and child.

Eight Things No One Tells You About Being Pregnant

Michelle Won | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Michelle Won

[all photographs courtesy of Tatiana Vdb] As the new mom to a beautiful 2-month-old baby girl, I'm sleep-deprived, exhausted and overall deliriousl...

6 'Joys' of Pregnancy

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 02.16.2016 | Parents
Mim Jenkinson

Pregnancy -- a time of joy, of blooming. A time to be waited on hand and foot, to become serene and at one with nature and to positively glow from the inside out in a way to show the rest of the world, without words, that yes you are expecting.

Zika Virus: Why Does a New or Old Virus Emerge Every Few Years?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

So yet again, as a new virus emerges we need to be concerned but not panic. We need to use our knowledge to help overcome our fears.

Experts Are Recommending Mosquito Repellant For Pregnant Women

LiveScience | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents

The possible connection between Zika virus and microcephaly, a potentially fatal condition in infants, is a serious concern for pregnant women and wom...

Please, Stop Locking Up Pregnant Women For Using Drugs

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

There's a growing consensus in the U.S. that drug addiction is a public health issue, and sufferers need treatment, not prison time. But good luck if ...

What To Expect When You're Pregnant In The Military

Tom Spiggle | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

Women in the military who start families enjoy many benefits and protection, both in the military and when they return to civilian life. As more women enlist, the military will hopefully continue to adapt.

Pregnant TV Host Shuts Down Body-Shamers In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents

After being body-shamed, a pregnant TV host decided to call out her haters. During an episode of Australia's "Studio 10" that aired on Oct. 1, co-host...

Alabama Moves To Deny Inmate Parental Rights So She Can't Have Abortion

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A fight over an incarcerated Alabama woman's ability to have an abortion took a strange turn as the state moved to terminate the woman's...

Supreme Court Decision Underscores Need for Mass. Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

MotherWoman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents

The United States Supreme Court today issued a decision that bolsters the case for the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) in Massachusetts. The legislation is sponsored by Hadley-based MotherWoman and supported by a coalition of advocacy organizations across the state.

This Former Inmate Was Forced To Give Birth While Shackled To A Bed

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.11.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The cultural conversation about the plight of incarcerated women is fresh in the American consciousness thanks to "Orange Is The New Black," but the r...

Quit Playing Politics With the Health of Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

A CHIP extension bill should not result in children losing health insurance coverage and being left worse off. Congress should, at the very least, "do no harm" and oppose any package that would result in children losing health coverage or being left worse off in their state.

This Is What Happens When 3 Dads Decide To Find Out What Pregnancy Is Really Like

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents

Feel like giving pregnancy a try, guys? This trio certainly did. Jason Bramley, Steve Hanson and Jonny Biggins are wearing fake pregnant bellies ...

Pregnant Woman Creates Mesmerizing Video Of Her Growing Belly

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents

In case you forgot how miraculous pregnancy is, here's your reminder. This mom-to-be had a photo of her herself taken every day for nine months, h...

What You Are Not Hearing About Ebola

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

At least 30 experts were unable to attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference in New Orleans these past few days, as the ...

Pregnant Women Must Be Studied Too

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Imagine being pregnant while having a chronic health condition such as diabetes, hypertension, depression or asthma, or being diagnosed with an illness while pregnant. Amazingly, your doctor may not know exactly what treatments or drugs, or what dose, will work best for you. This is a reality faced by American women every day.

Many Young Pregnant Women Need Better Dental Care

Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Fri Oct 3, 2014 10:46am EDT (Reuters Health) - Survey data from women of childbearing age in the U.S. show that certain ...

Nathan's Latest Stunt Involves Pregnant Women And Cabs

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.12.2014 | Comedy

Nathan Fielder has no shortage of bizarre ideas on how to improve business, but only this one counts on a child being born in the process. In a pre...

7 Reasons Why Pregnant Women Make Terrible Party Guests

Sarah Bregel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

On behalf of all pregnant women, or at least the ones who are remotely similar, I'd just like to apologize. I promise we'll make it up to you with our birth stories, talking nonstop about our babies and begging you to babysit.

Putting Mercy Into Action

Jeanne Flavin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Jeanne Flavin

SB1391 makes all pregnant women subject to the possibility of arrest, but the law also specifically targets some of society's most socially vulnerable women: those who have become addicted to illegal opiates. Today, SB1391 challenged me to think beyond its disastrous public health implications to consider the moral ones.

STUDY: How Pregnant Women Can Minimize Job-Searching Discrimination

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By: Chad Brooks Published: 12/16/2013 06:09 AM EST on BusinessNewsDaily While it is often a difficult task for pregnant women to find new work d...

The Vaccine That All Pregnant Women Should Get

Colleen A. Kraft, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Colleen A. Kraft, M.D.

When we think of individuals that need to be immunized, healthy women don't often come to mind. But the flu can hit our pregnant moms hard, meaning unborn babies get hit even harder.

Women Get All the Best Cravings: The Sociology of Pregnancy

Galanty Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Congratulations to all you pregnant women out there! (And, hopefully, you know who you are.) You've done more for the world than I ever did. Society needs you... literally. Without you, our species is finished... at least until human cloning is perfected. What's taking so long for that, anyway?

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 ...

10 Questions Everyone Needs To Stop Asking Pregnant Women

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

The only thing pregnant women hate more than forced temporary sobriety is forced small talk with strangers but it seems that as long as there are pregnancies, there will be strangers demanding to know all about them.