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Should You Break Up With Your Ob/Gyn?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

It's pretty clear that the gynecologists, obstetricians and pediatricians who are primarily responsible for our children's health are unified with the common goal of reducing exposure to toxic chemicals -- especially in pregnancy.

5 Yoga Poses Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

Posted 03.28.2014 | Parents

When you're pregnant, parts of your body hurt that you didn't even know existed. Weird aches and pains pop up out of nowhere and your growing belly ca...

An Illegal and Inhuman Practice: We Must Stop Shackling of Pregnant Incarcerated Women

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Negar Mortazavi

With only 5 percent of the world's population, the United States has 25 percent of the world's incarcerated persons. As members of a society that has the highest rate of incarceration, it is our moral and ethical duty to question the treatment of individuals behind prison walls.

Abstinence-Only Education Doesn't Work -- I Know From Personal Experience

Beth Leyba | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Beth Leyba

Both emotional and physical purity were seen as the gold standard, and presented as totally attainable and absolutely necessary to be in good standing with God. I was completely sincere in my belief at that time and bought it all: hook, line and sinker.

5 Surprising Things That Suck About Being Pregnant

Maria Ross | Posted 02.21.2014 | Parents
Maria Ross

We entered into this eyes wide open and knew it wouldn't be a barrel at laughs at every turn. But there are aspects that not just caught us off guard, but really tick us off.

Do Women Deserve Rights?

Susie Sampson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Women's rights? What are those? Do women even deserve rights because, I mean, they always just need a man to decide, right? Ha! But with the recent wave of laws being suggested that would limit tons of women's contraceptive rights, it seems that there are a lot of white men who feel this way.

When I Was 27, I Discovered That I Was 34 Weeks Pregnant

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Katie Mgongolwa

I don't always tell people that I didn't know I was pregnant. Although I'll never forget the surprise, I often wonder, "Why didn't I know?"

Michael Jordan And Wife Expecting Identical Twins

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

Michael Jordan and his wife, Yvette Prietto, are having identical twin girls, TMZ reports. The couple was married earlier this year and announced the ...

A 20-Something New Mom Takes Your Questions

Jessica Blankenship | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Jessica Blankenship

Cooking a person in your guts, pushing it out, and guiding it through the mindf*ck of being suddenly alive is an all-consuming project.

Kindergarten Is Too Late -- We Need to Strengthen Brains Earlier Than That

George Halvorson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

Studies have shown that the children who come to kindergarten best equipped to learn to read have been read to -- on average -- nearly 1700 hours between birth and kindergarten.

Are These Tweets Drunk, Stoned Or Pregnant?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

On Monday's "@Midnight" on Comedy Central, host Chris Hardwick presented panelists John Hodgman, Kurt Braunohler and Grace Helbig (a.k.a. Daily Grace)...

"Scents and Sensibility"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima For nearly three decades, my loyal, intelligent and, let's face it, masochistic readers have said that I stink. This time, they're ri...

What You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Sex

GalTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
GalTime

Let's face it, the medical professional who is about to guide you through the next nine months is going to see and experience a lot more of you, so you might as well get the sex questions off your chest!

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 ...

It's Getting Hot in Here! The Great Debate About Working Out While Pregnant

Heidi Powell | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Powell

While my levels of intensity and exercise naturally decreased as these pregnancies progressed, the workouts have yet to stop. Yes, even CrossFit.

Woman Craved Sponges, Sand While Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents

Pregnant women are often told to mind their bodies' natural cues. But what happens when your body tells you to eat sponges and sand for breakfast? ...

'I Started Thinking About Divorce While Pregnant'

Posted 08.15.2013 | Divorce

Pregnancy is often one of the happiest times in a woman's life. But for Liz Becker, those nine months marked the time she began thinking about divorce...

Pregnant Evan Misses Weed

Posted 07.18.2013 | Celebrity

Evan Rachel Wood has not been shy during her pregnancy. The "Mildred Pierce" actress has been tweeting constantly about the news, pop culture and t...

'Top Chef' Judge Is Pregnant

people.com | Posted 07.17.2013 | Celebrity

Gail Simmons has a very special bun in the oven: she’s pregnant! The Top Chef judge and her husband Jeremy Abrams are expecting their first child...

What Women in Texas and South India Have in Common

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Little did I know that our conversation about patriarchy and women's rights and the parallels between her rural impoverished part of South India and my home state of Texas would ring so true when Senator Wendy Davis stood for half a day to filibuster for women's right to choose

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.

What This Mother Has Lived To Regret

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.06.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My father told us daily, 'Children are to be seen and not heard.' So, when I had children I determined that they would be allowed to have minds of their own, and I let them know that their thoughts, opinions and ideas mattered. And then, I lived to regret it.

Why It's Probably Okay That I Don't Look Like Jennifer Garner

Kate Fridkis | Posted 08.21.2013 | Women
Kate Fridkis

So many TV shows, it seems, are partly about whatever the plot is doing, and partly about how beautiful a woman is.

The 7 Annoying People You'll Meet When Pregnant

Melissa Sher | Posted 08.18.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Just like famous folks have to put up with their share of difficulties (Gwyneth Paltrow told USA Today the Met Ball was soooo hot and crowded this year), pregnant women have to put up with some common annoyances too. Ours come in the form of people.

Friday Talking Points -- War On Women Continues Apace

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.