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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 09.29.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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.

Chelsea's Expecting

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Should You Break Up With Your Ob/Gyn?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.01.2014 | 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 05.14.2014 | 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 05.04.2014 | 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 04.23.2014 | 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)...