‘Very Photogenic’ Duo Seeks Photog to Document ‘Intimate’ Live Birth

A young and "very photogenic couple" — he keeps it real with "original (not cliche)" tattoos, she is a "beautiful and petite" goddess — seeks an imaginative yet tasteful photographer to document the upcoming all-natural water birth of their son. Ideally, said visionary will do it for free, out of the goodness of his… » 7/24/13 5:00pm 7/24/13 5:00pm

OK! Can't Even Wait 48 Hours to Start Talking About Kate's Baby Weight

OK! Magazine prepared a story about Kate Middleton's "post-baby weight loss regime" — Kate's trainer says her stomach will "shrink straight back," for those of you who were concerned — before the royal spawn had emerged from her womb. Disgusting, yes, but you're pretty dumb if you're shocked by the preemptive… » 7/24/13 12:00pm 7/24/13 12:00pm

The 1% Can Afford to Give Birth in America. The Rest Are Screwed.

Childbirth, typically a pretty straightforward (in-and-out, you might say) procedure, costs a staggering amount of money in the United States because pregnant women, uninsured or otherwise, are billed item by overpriced and often unnecessary item. Meanwhile, citizens in other developed countries enjoy the same access… » 7/01/13 4:30pm 7/01/13 4:30pm

Single Women and the 'Inadvertent Second Shift'

Juggling a career and raising children is, without a doubt, a truly impressive feat. However, as Ayana Byrd argues in Marie Claire, juggling a career and being childless comes with challenges of its own — namely, that employers assume that you don't really have any valid external demands on your time. This, Byrd… » 6/28/13 5:00pm 6/28/13 5:00pm

UK Hospitals Allow Salespeople to Target Mothers Minutes After Birth

The Telegraph reports on a new birth trend: being subjected to the disgraceful marketing strategies of sales representatives who pay British hospitals for access to new mothers, whom they hope to take advantage of for profit. Sometimes the salespeople will begin badgering new parents mere minutes after birth. So much… » 6/18/13 2:00pm 6/18/13 2:00pm

Kindly Get the Fuck Out of the Delivery Room While We're Giving Birth

Delivery rooms increasingly resemble gladiator-style amphitheaters where uninvited family members cram in to watch women give birth, according to Today, which describes situations "rife with drama as grandparents-to-be vie for the best camera angle, or a mother-in-law angles to be the one feeding ice chips between… » 5/21/13 10:40am 5/21/13 10:40am

Pregnant Hospital Worker Forced to Take Unpaid Leave Because She…

The National Women's Law Center filed a complaint today with the U.S. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Amy Crosby, a 30 year-old pregnant hospital cleaner in Tallahassee, Florida who had to go on unpaid leave because her employer, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, wouldn't… » 3/28/13 3:30pm 3/28/13 3:30pm

All the Single Ladies Were Missing From the Republican and Democratic…

If there's one cause both left and right-wing Americans can stand united behind, it's moms: both the Republican and Democrat Conventions couldn't have been more mom-obsessed if they had actually taken place in a hospital maternity ward. But almost half of all Americans are single, and 44 percent of American women… » 9/07/12 5:30pm 9/07/12 5:30pm