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Healthy Pregnancies Aren't Just Down To Mums

Dr. Dawn Harper | Posted 07.29.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Dawn Harper

This isn't the government telling people what to do, and it certainly isn't the government telling mums they're on their own in bringing up a baby. This is about supporting them through every step of the way and being the one-stop-shop for useful suggestions on how to give their baby the best start possible.

My Friend Got Pregnant! Why Can't I Be Happier For Her?

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women
Claire Bidwell Smith

When I was 26 years old, two of my best friends became pregnant within a month of each other. Upon word of their news, I promptly burst into tears -- ...

Women Have Staggering Number Of Unplanned Pregnancies In Their 20s, Report Shows

Posted 04.25.2012 | Women

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/25/2012 08:02 AM EDT on LiveScience More than two-thirds of pregnancies in unmarri...

Medical Research Explains Frida Kahlo's Infertility And Imagery

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Frida Kahlo's works conveyed complex physical and psychological turmoil, often with astounding anatomical accuracy. Infertility remained a motif throu...

The Education of a Miscarriage

Kelly Trotter King | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women
Kelly Trotter King

Sometimes though, life is paradoxical and the teacher becomes the student. A few weeks ago, I suffered a devastating miscarriage. It was my first pregnancy and I was eight weeks along. The news was shocking and came on an early Thursday morning.

From Infertility to Asia: One Woman's Journey to Conceive

Layla Revis | Posted 06.09.2012 | Books
Layla Revis

Sarah Ivens documented her journey for herself and others searching to conceive in Amerikarma: Good Things Happen to Those Who Can't Wait: one part travel memoir, one part healing.

Using Art To Illuminate The Taboo Of Miscarriage

Clare Winterton | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Clare Winterton

Why is it that, in a world where almost every aspect of motherhood is discussed and dissected, the incredibly common reality of miscarriage is still so hidden? Why is the pain that so many women experience intensified by the sense that their experience is shameful or should be kept secret?

After 14 Miscarriages, Mom Welcomes Baby Girl

Posted 03.08.2012 | Parents

After a series of heartbreaks, a British mother has given birth to a healthy baby girl. Over the years, Maria Pridmore has suffered through 14 misc...

Fetus Found In Philly Sewer Pipe

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.21.2012 | Weird News

Philadelphia cops are investigating the discovery of a fetus in a sewer pipe at a home in the Kensington area on Monday. Plumbers made the discover...

Russell Crowe Saved My LIfe

Dori Hartley | Posted 04.10.2012 | Women
Dori Hartley

Was I a general who became a slave who became a gladiator that gave an ass whoopin' to the Emperor of Rome? Hell no. I was just Dori -- a married mother of two in New Jersey.

Why I'm Scared To Have A Baby

BritChick Paris | Posted 03.31.2012 | Parents
BritChick Paris

I now realize I needed the miscarriage to work through some of these feelings before it happens again. I just wasn't ready. The big question now is when will I be ready?

'Gossip Girl' Recap: Top 5 OMG Moments

Laura Prudom | Posted 03.17.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

It's depressing that something as serious and emotionally devastating as a miscarriage can be used as such a throwaway plot device, but sadly, it's been a foregone conclusion ever since Blair's ill-advised pregnancy storyline was introduced.

Why Miscarrying Will Make Me A Great Mum

BritChick Paris | Posted 03.18.2012 | Parents
BritChick Paris

I guess I had my pregnancy test-run. I know the lay of the land now. I am ready for the next time, if it is meant to be.

Katherine Bindley

Michelle Duggar Miscarries, Plans To Name The Baby | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.14.2011 | Parents

Michelle Duggar, the mother of America's biggest family -- or at least its most well-known one, thanks to reality television -- was five months into h...

10 Things Not To Say to a Woman Who's Had a Miscarriage

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 02.08.2012 | Parents
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

I don't intend to speak for all women who have suffered a prenatal loss, but in the midst of all the beautiful, supportive things people said to me, there were a few things that really bothered me.

Michelle Duggar Suffers Miscarriage

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | Parents

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas woman who stars on the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" has suffered a miscarriage after announcing she w...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Occupy Seattle Protester Alleges Miscarriage After Pepper Spray Incident | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents

NEW YORK -- In recent weeks, the repeated use of pepper spray by police officers against Occupy Wall Street protesters has elicited widespread critici...

Michele Bachmann's Body: A Potential Crime Scene?

Cristina Page | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Cristina Page

Bachmann should think twice about serving up her miscarriage as proof of her pro-life credentials. In the future she dreams of for American women, it could be circumstantial evidence.

Pregnancy After Breast Cancer

Alice Crisci | Posted 12.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Alice Crisci

Ever since I was a little girl, I've known I wanted to be a mother. That's why I put the $20,000 cost of fertility preservation on my American Express card.

Am I Talking To A Boy Or Girl?

Staceyann Chin | Posted 11.20.2011 | Black Voices
Staceyann Chin

From the moment I began to tell folks I was carrying a little person inside me, I've been dodging the question of gender/sex. And because I decided beforehand that I would not find out, I would seek out the most creative ways to sidestep the question.

Life After Miscarriage

Tessa Blake | Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents
Tessa Blake

People say really annoying things to you when you're trying to have a baby and can't. I mean, people say annoying things all the time, but loss just seems to render them puerile.

Lily Allen Opens Up About Miscarriage, Eating Disorder

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It's been a hard year for Lily Allen, and now, the British singing star is revealing an intimate look at her struggles as they happened. According ...

Weekly Pulse: The Republicans' War On Women

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The entire federal government might shut down over birth control. Yes, birth control. This special e...

In Praise of Midwives: Having a Baby Is Not an Illness

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Cronk

To the thousands of midwives who hold hands, comfort hearts, wipe tears, share smiles, and grow families, you have my undying respect and appreciation forever.

What Is The Role Of Theology In The Abortion Debate?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

A particular theology can never make a good basis for public policy. Anti-choice advocates believe they are a majority, but their position amounts to religious tyranny all the same.