On an extremely rainy night this past autumn, I stood under an umbrella, looking up at the generic chain stores of NYC’s 34th Street. New Yorkers know that you don’t go to 34th Street for shopping unless you’re a tourist; this mall-like thoroughfare exists to enable our passage elsewhere, period. But on this…
The United States Preventative Services Task Force—an influential panel of experts in primary care and preventative medicine—recommended on Tuesday that women should be screened for depression during and after pregnancy, the New York Times reports.
There’s a scene on the CBS show Criminal Minds in which JJ, a pregnant FBI profiler, halts a conversation about a killer to put headphones over her pregnant belly. She tells the others she doesn’t want her child to hear the gory details of the conversation, as if talk of dismembered women will permanently scar the…
On Thursday, the El Salvadorean government recommended that all women in the entire country refrain from getting pregnant for the next two years. The extreme recommendation was made in an attempt to prevent children from being born with brain damage due to the Zika virus.
Tig Notaro and her wife Stephanie are expecting twins! The comedian made the announcement on Saturday, January 16 on her Facebook page.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised pregnant women to avoid travel to 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Puerto Rico. The warning came after the Zika virus—a mosquito-borne virus which first appeared in South America in May—was linked to brain damage in newborn infants.
An increasing number of women are having children over 40, according to a CDC report; a second report shows that the average age of new mothers is steadily climbing in general.
Potatoes are reportedly the latest addition to a long list of what expectant mothers aren’t advised to eat, because too much of a starchy good thing can cause gestational diabetes.
Antonio Cromartie and his wife Terricka are expecting twins, in spite of the New York Jets player’s 2011 vasectomy. Terricka now says that a fear of being judged by her husband’s past relationships—he has eight children with a number of different women and two with her—kept her from immediately sending out an excited…
In May of this year, Texas passed HB 3994, a law making it nearly impossible for pregnant minors to obtain abortions without parental consent. For good measure, the Texas Supreme Court has now released an additional set of rules that could land those pregnant minors in legal limbo pretty much forever, or at least—as…
A Tennessee woman who attempted self-abortion six months into her pregnancy has been charged with attempted murder in the first degree.
Chrissy Teigen, half of one of the country’s most delightful celebrity couples, is expecting. But even though pregnancy is a deeply personal experience that I, as a man, could ever comprehend, I do understand that it will affect more than just her own body and mind. People will write about her differently. People will…
The premise of Jane the Virgin centers around a young woman who becomes pregnant after being artificially inseminated accidentally. If you can believe it, almost this exact conundrum occurred in real life when a woman was mistakenly implanted with another couple’s embryo.
Accidental pregnancies are often a terrible burden. For some women, however—myself included—they’re not entirely unwelcome, as it’s the only way babies are going to happen.
Despite the preponderance of think-pieces on the subject, few children are actually materializing through the egg freezing route. Is what’s being billed as the modern woman’s insurance policy actually a crock of bullshit?
“Are you having an ultrasound?” the midwife asked, at my first appointment. I thought there had been a miscommunication: nobody had told me whether I would have one. “Well, it’s up to you,” she said. She could explain the pros and cons, but the decision was mine. Welcome to the midwifery model of care.
Today, the birth control pill is a common feature of American life. But not so long ago, it was sufficiently newfangled as to make a punchline on this novelty cocktail napkin.
A female cop just received $100,000 in a settlement with the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority after the agency dramatically changed her job duties while she was pregnant.
Today in Extremely Bizarre Turn Of Events: 47-year-old Judy Brown of Beverly, Massachusetts recently gave birth to a healthy, eight pound baby girl — a baby girl she was not expecting until one hour prior to her delivery.