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Why Young v. UPS Is a Big Win for Pregnant Workers

Tom Spiggle | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

The case's effects on pregnant workers overall is not immediately clear. But as an experienced attorney dealing with these kinds of cases, I believe that it will ultimately help make the playing field a little more favorable for workers who have faced discrimination.

Why Cultural Expectations Are So Dangerous For Pregnant Women With Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents

There's a harmful dichotomy occurring in today's culture in which pregnant women struggling eating disorders receive "positive reinforcement" for losi...

What Happened When We Told Our Son He'd Be Getting Another Sibling

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 04.25.2015 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

Having suffered through five miscarriages, my wife and I were thrilled when we found out our third is on the way. We thought our 6-year-old would share in our joy and celebration, so we decided to get the whole thing on video. Big mistake.

Why I Decided To Get Pregnant At 50

Sophie B. Hawkins | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty
Sophie B. Hawkins

I have had the opportunity to have another child for six years, because I froze my eggs with a sperm donor's sperm when I was 31 years old in California. From one of those embryos came the most amazing human being I've ever met, Dashiell. And there were 11 more embryos with possibility of life still in storage.

Let's Stop Debating If Poor Pregnant Women Should Eat Potatoes And Teach Them Proper Nutrition Instead

Slate | L.V. Anderson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact

A new study, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and executed by the nonprofit research group Institute of Medicine, attempts to answer...

In Labor and Delivery, Nurses Know How to Fight

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Shelly Lopez Gray

I have seen the work of nurses save so many women and newborns. I have seen what we can do with little time, with little resources. Think of everything we could do if we just did things together.

Postpartum Depression Can Start As Soon As You're Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Having a new baby is supposed to be a joyful experience -- but for many women, it comes with some significant mental health challenges. While up t...

When Minutes Matter in Nursing

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

That day, in that delivery, I was engulfed by different emotions. Witnessing everyone's efforts to save that baby, witnessing the urgency in everyone's actions, I felt overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of responsibility.

How to Make a Baby, Type A Style

Lela Davidson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Lela Davidson

Suddenly, all those years playing defense against the ever-persistent sperm brigade seemed a monumental wasted effort. According to the drawings and descriptions of the complex and interdependent biological processes involved, getting pregnant was nearly impossible.

5 Key Moments for Pregnant Workers in 2014

Tom Spiggle | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

Without a doubt, 2014 has been a busy year for the law on pregnancy discrimination, with the Supreme Court, federal courts, states and the media getting into the act.

'Twas The Night Before Labor

Ali Fallis | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Ali Fallis

When down in the kitchen there arose such a clatter, I waddled downstairs to see what was the matter. (And to pee.)

All Nurses Share the Same Struggles

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

To any patient out there, know that your nurse gives each and every one of you everything they have. We don't care where you're from or how educated you are. Our only goal is to take care of you and your baby to the best of our abilities.

A Nurse's Wish in Labor and Delivery

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

I couldn't talk about what had happened that day at work with my family. That night, tears flowed down my face and into my bath water. When I finally fell asleep, I dreamt of that perfect baby, her incredibly sweet parents and the little lace dress hanging on the closet door in her room.

Every Nurse Has a Secret

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

If you've ever been the patient or the family member who watched as a nurse's step quickened, or if you've ever seen a nurse magically get help, even if you never heard them ask for it, know that every single thing we do has a purpose. Know that your health is always our top concern.

The Supreme Court May Limit Pregnant Women's Rights: Here's What You Should Know

Tom Spiggle | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
Tom Spiggle

This week, the Supreme Court will consider a case that could limit pregnant women's options to protect themselves from discrimination. As a lawyer who works on these cases, I'll be watching the case closely. If you're interested in the rights of pregnant women, you should tune in on Dec. 3 too.

9 Of The Grossest Pregnancy Secrets No One Talks About

Anne Radcliffe | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Anne Radcliffe

Did you buy into this vision that being pregnant would make you an angelic round lump of contented domesticity with a perfect bun in the oven and out of it? I hope that, by now, you agree with me that we've all figured out this is a bunch of bull.

The 9-Point Plan To Not Kill Your Partner While Pregnant

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I commend you on owning that your annoyance may be due to your hormones and general feeling of discomfort, and not to your husband actually being annoying.  So, here is a quick plan to make you less likely to kill him.

'They Grow Up So Fast!'...and Other Cliché Phrases

Denice Duff | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Denice Duff

I came home from the airport to quiet house with an empty laundry hamper, the sink devoid of dirty dishes and a bathroom counter I could actually see. And I thought to myself, there are two things that are keeping me from sobbing from loneliness.

One Mom Finds Freedom Pushing a Little Something Extra

Lara Coffee | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Lara Coffee

Yes, my first purchase as a soon-to-be first-time mom was a jog stroller, months before I could use it.

Pregnant and Blindsided

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

I was pregnant and happy and felt on top of the world. It wasn't until a routine ultrasound at 21 weeks that I was blindsided by the news: there was something wrong with my baby's brain.

Why You Should Take A Babymoon

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

According to my mother, my whole life is a vacation. Did I really need a specific holiday just because a baby was coming?

How Pregnant Women Are Becoming Victims Of The Ebola Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact

In an effort to keep the virus contained, Fatumata Fofana was denied access to a hospital in July because she didn't have Ebola. Amid being transf...

Should We Have A Third Child?

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

I don't know if we'll have another baby. That will most likely involve IVF and all the risks, effort, and potential for disappointment and heartbreak that carries with it. But at the very least, I now have an answer to the question.

Not How It Was Supposed to Happen

John Corcoran | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
John Corcoran

On the monitor appears a few ripples of static. It reminds me of an air traffic controller's monitor with no planes appearing in view. She moves the ultrasound wand around some more. We are all squinting at the screen.

Pregnancy: Everyone You Know Is Lying To You

Ashbey Riley | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Ashbey Riley

Here is where I am going to do all of you first timers a solid. And you'll thank me for it, because no one else will tell you these things. Most of your friends will be shady about these details until you get knocked up and they know there's no turning back for you.