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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.

Poor Sleep In Pregnancy Can Lead To Complications At Birth

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleeping well during pregnancy is a challenge -- but it doesn't have to be impossible. For many women, it may mean taking some extra time and paying extra attention in order to protect both quantity and quality of sleep as a pregnancy progresses.

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.

10 Things Never To Say To A Pregnant Woman

Posted 06.18.2013 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Of course you would never tell her, “Wow, I was wondering why you’d gained weight!” -- right? But please, please, don’t say ...

A Father's Day Plea for Mothers' Health

Michael Green | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Michael Green

It seems as soon as our spouses became pregnant, we all rejoiced -- and then immediately began to worry about everything that might pose a threat to our impending child's health.

5 Things Not To Say To A Pregnant Woman

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

Today's post is about what not to say to a pregnant woman. The first three are from personal experience. The next two are questions that you need to just trust me on -- don't ask.

A Mother's Day Gift That Counts: Better Treatment at the Workplace

Rita Zeidner | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Rita Zeidner

Earlier this year, many women's rights advocates celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, which has made it possible for many women, including mothers-to-be and the mothers of a newly adopted or newly placed child, to take job-protected time off.

New Study Reveals the Impact of Post-Roe v Wade Anti-Abortion and 'Pro-Life' Measures

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

The cases documented in our study, as well as recent cases, make clear that, 40 years after Roe v. Wade was decided, far more is at stake than abortion or women's reproductive rights.

This Labor Day, Let's Ask Congress to Stop Employers from Discriminating Against Pregnant Workers

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

This Labor Day, all members of Congress should think about what's at stake for women, families and our economy when discrimination against pregnant workers goes unaddressed.

Bias in the Workplace Against Maternity Leave

Lauren Wallenstein | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Lauren Wallenstein

The hardest part of maternity leave is no longer sleepless nights caring for a newborn, but dealing with the anxiety surrounding communication between a pregnant women and her employer.

PHOTOS: Anne Geddes Pregnancy Portraits

Posted 05.11.2012 | Parents

To fans the world over, photographer Anne Geddes's artistic touch is as immediately recognizable as her regular subject matter (babies!). In her ne...

Are You an Expecting Mom? Here's a Gift You Can Give to Yourself

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.10.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Maybe you'll someday need to borrow money to send your kids to college. All of those things take credit, and a good credit score can help you borrow more money for a longer period of time with a lower rate.

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.

When Did Moms Get So Touchy About Pregnancy?

Babble.com | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

When did it become a federal offense to be in awe of one human swimming inside another? Not everyone has a nefarious motive; not everyone is judging.

C-Section Rates Reach All Time High

Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

More American women are having Cesarian section deliveries than ever before. According to a new report released today by HealthGrades, titled Obst...

Swedish Town Mulling Fertility Treatments For New Residents

TheLocal.se | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

A Swedish town wants to boost its population in a big way, and one solution may be offering helping to cover the costs of fertility treatments or adop...

Pretty and Pregnant

Louis Licari | Posted 07.09.2011 | Style
Louis Licari

Every day at the salon, I find that another woman is bursting at the seams to tell me she is with child. Here are some of my favorite hair tips for pregnant women.

'Inhumane' Thai Baby Breeding Farm Busted

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A total of 14 Vietnamese women -- half of them pregnant -- have been rescued from an "illegal and inhuman" surrogate baby breeding ring in Thailand, t...

Spanish Expectant Mothers Race To Give Birth Before New Year To Claim $3,303 'Cheque Bebe'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new round of public spending cuts in Spain has many expectant women scrambling to give birth before the end of the year, the Guardian is reporting. ...

Taliban Executes Pregnant Widow After Adultery Accusation

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- The Taliban has executed a pregnant widow accused of adultery in western Afghanistan, provincial and district officials sa...

Flu Drugs Saved Many Pregnant Swine Flu Victims

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Quick treatment with flu medicine saved the lives of many pregnant women who were stricken by swine flu last year, according to the mo...