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5 Key Moments for Pregnant Workers in 2014

Tom Spiggle | Posted 12.22.2014 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 10.31.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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.

The Road From Paralysis To Motherhood

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

The main question I think many people have is: "Can someone with paralysis have sex, conceive, and have a healthy pregnancy?" The answer is yes to all of the above. But, over the past four years, I have come to learn more about my unique circumstances as a result of my injury.

Please Don't Make Summer Pregnancy Any Harder

Sara Goldstein | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

If you feel the need to utter these words to a pregnant woman in your life, or, God forbid, a woman you've just met, please know that she's calculating just how far she can reach beyond her belly to strangle the life out of you.

8 Secrets to a Happier and Healthier Pregnancy

Rhoda Jordan | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Rhoda Jordan

As our bodies do the work of creating precious life, we may become uneasy or overwhelmed at times. So it's up to us to take care of ourselves, and do what makes us feel good.

The Dos and Don'ts of Pregnancy

Gavin Shulman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

Do sleep on your left side. This is best for air-flow to the baby. Don't touch me. Can't you get into bed without touching me?

I Never Thought My Marriage Would Look Like This

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I thought her statement was harsh. And that she needed anger management or couples counseling. I actually feared for her marriage -- and her husband. Fast-forward five years and I completely understand.

Should Women Apologize for Abortion?

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

In the United Sates, one out of every three women has had an abortion. If you are a women living in Texas and a growing number of states, access to this basic, simple and safe procedure has been severely restricted.

Don't Do This While Trying to Conceive

KnowMore TV | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

While planning a pregnancy can be an excitingly blissful time, it can also be extremely stressful when it's not happening as quickly as you'd hoped. But agonizing over not getting pregnant can be the exact thing that's keeping you from conceiving.

13 Things All Men Should Know About Pregnant Women

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

I've made just about every single stupid mistake and placed my foot so far in my mouth during my wife's pregnancies that I'm overqualified to speak to you about things you need to know to avoid getting knocked out by the knocked up.

The Power of the Number 8 and Its Fate for My Family

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Not only is it incredibly clear to me that this baby was meant to be, now reflecting on her grandfather's life scare, it is even more apparent that she's here for a reason.