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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.

The Sexiest Picture At The Biennale?

Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

Marc Quinn may have a thing for pregnant ladies. His inflatable sculpture depicting a pregnant Alison Lapper, the disabled British artist, presides li...

Portrait of a Not-So-Perfect Pregnancy: Part Two

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

After ten months, three days and an extremely difficult labor and aftermath, my little girl arrived, making each obstacle and every pain worth it. For her, I'd do it all again. In a heartbeat.

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.

11 Priceless Reactions To Surprise Pregnancy Announcements

HooplaHa | Posted 07.09.2013 | Parents
HooplaHa

Parents will never forget the moment they told their family they were having a baby. Especially these parents--who caught the hysterical and heartwarm...

Should Pregnant First-Time Moms Get Mother's Day Gifts?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents

Partners, listen up: Most new moms-to-be expect a gift for Mother's Day. A new survey indicates that 60 percent of pregnant first-time moms expect...

Portrait of a Not-So-Perfect Pregnancy: Part One

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

While on a relaxing and over-indulgent trip to Lake Como, Italy, let's just say "things happened" and I woke in the middle of the night after the happening knowing two things. One, I had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and two, I felt certain I was pregnant.

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.

Why Pranks Rule YouTube (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Jesse Wellens, the male half of YouTube's hottest prank channel, PrankvsPrank, joined What's Trending live via Google plus to talk about maintaining how they were one of the first to build out a prank based channel on YouTube and how that's impacted their relationship as a real life couple.

The Perfect Moments That Make The Toddler Stage Worthwhile

Kim Simon | Posted 05.10.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

You are 3. But you are only 3. You are testing and trying and fighting and questioning. You are Batman and Buzz Lightyear and a friend of the ducks. You are ours and you are perfect and you are maddening, all at the same time.

'I Pursued Education As if it Would Set Me Free'

Sarah E. Towne | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women
Sarah E. Towne

I am the first in my family to graduate from college. I worked my way through college and a graduate program, finally landing in a top-ranked doctoral program. So, when I became pregnant halfway through my first semester of my Ph.D. program, I was terrified.

I'm Pregnant... and Freaked Out

Natalie Thomas | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I'm worried I leapt too soon. That I don't have all the tools to be the best mother possible. Scared I don't and won't know what I'm doing. Fearful of the unknown. More terrified of the known (studies, statistics, friends' horror stories). I'm worried about giving up my life as I know it.

Becoming a Dad, What an Adventure

Bryan Wood | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Bryan Wood

I lay beside my wife, my hands on her stomach, and it hit me how lucky we both were. We're going to have our child soon. One day, there will be a night when one of us will lay down alone. It is then we'll want to return to the very beginning and get to live this incredible adventure all over again.

How to Survive Your Wife's First Pregnancy

Laurence Hayes | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents
Laurence Hayes

Last week, thanks to my father-in-law, I learned a very valuable lesson. Never use the word "matronly" to describe a pregnant woman. A man needs all his wits to survive a first pregnancy with his relationship intact. These are my Top 7 Pregnancy Survival Tips.