Brain-Dead Irish Woman Being Kept On Life Support Because of Pregnancy

An Irish woman in her mid-to-late 20s is being kept alive on life support against her family's wishes because she is 16 weeks pregnant. The woman is reported to be clinically brain-dead after suffering severe head trauma and a subsequent blood clot in her brain. The case will likely end in court, with her family… » 12/18/14 9:50am Thursday 9:50am

How to Put Up With Your Bitchy Pregnant Baby Mama

So, your lady is pregnant, and suddenly you feel like you're in a relationship with Mussolini — or at least an unpredictable, shouty, farty, weepy, complainy hosebeast dictator. Regardless of exactly what circle of hell you're sure she has respawned from, there is an outrageously simple solution to dealing with it. » 12/14/14 5:10pm 12/14/14 5:10pm

Ghost Child: The Strange, Misunderstood World of Delusional Pregnancy

I. Ruby lost her virginity in July of this year, not long after she turned 28. Five days later, she knew, with deep certainty and not a little dread, that she was pregnant. Her nipples grew and darkened, she says; her abdomen tingled. The man she'd slept with refused to see her, and when he finally agreed to meet up,… » 12/10/14 12:10pm 12/10/14 12:10pm

Pregnant Woman Sues Company After Being Fired For Bathroom Breaks

In light of the Supreme Court's imminent decision on the pregnancy discrimination case against UPS, an Oregon woman has filed a gender and discrimination lawsuit against her former employer in an effort to get her job back after they terminated her for taking frequent bathroom breaks, which she claims was due to a… » 12/06/14 12:15pm 12/06/14 12:15pm

Anti Abortion Laws Mean Erosion of Rights for Pregnant Women

In 1987, hospital administrators at George Washington University Hospital in D.C. went to court to force 27-year-old Angela Carder, six months pregnant and ill with a rapidly metastasizing tumor in her lung, to undergo a C-section against her will. The goal was to "rescue" her fetus, they argued in court filings,… » 11/10/14 11:10am 11/10/14 11:10am

Pregnancy Doesn't Make Women Dumb — Just Their Bosses

Maybe you were more forgetful when you were pregnant, maybe you weren't. Maybe you spent the first trimester huddled over a wastebasket barfing, or maybe your gestation made Pinterest look sloppy. Doesn't matter, because it's the perception that you're a quivering mess that leads to discrimination, not reality. » 11/01/14 2:15pm 11/01/14 2:15pm

Why Egg Freezing Benefits Aren't Even Close to Enough

I was born around the same time as Sesame Street and raised to believe that I could do anything I set my mind to: that I could be an astronaut, a police officer, a backup dancer on Solid Gold. My friend Julia and I would come home after school and sing along to "Free to Be You and Me," an album and book we'd devoured… » 10/20/14 2:20pm 10/20/14 2:20pm

​It's OK if You Like Gaining Weight When Pregnant and OK if You Don't

The battle royale over how much weight you are or are not allowed to gain during pregnancy rages on: In one corner of the Internet, a "stick-thin" mom says having a baby is just an excuse to get fat. In another, a woman argues that no woman has ever said the best thing about pregnancy is getting fat. They are both… » 10/12/14 2:30pm 10/12/14 2:30pm

​This Fake 'Bar for Pregnant Women' Is So Stupid

Deep in the recesses of Manhattan's East Village, there is an empty storefront that has been causing something between a scoff and full-blown outrage—the name of the place is Gestations, and it claims to be NYC's first bar for pregnant women. Brb, need to get some contact solution so my lenses don't get stuck to my… » 9/30/14 10:30am 9/30/14 10:30am

The Internet Has Some Paranoid Questions About Jill Duggar's Pregnancy

Jill Duggar was pregnant practically ten minutes after her wedding reception, and now she's publicly tracking her prenatal progress via social media—down to the day. This week's update put her at 93 days pregnant. But she'd only been married 90 days. STOP THE PRESSES, CALL YOUR OFFICE: DO WE HAVE EVIDENCE OF DIRTY… » 9/19/14 12:40pm 9/19/14 12:40pm