At The Atlantic, Moira Weigel has a thoughtful essay about the heartbeat bills and the politics of the ultrasounds. The so-called heartbeat bill, which has been introduced on the federal level as well as in numerous states, would effectively make abortion illegal at the moment a fetal heartbeat could be detected, at…
Many women experiencing the unpleasant symptoms of early pregnancy, like morning sickness, have turned to alternate forms of treatment. Something a bit more natural and green. Unfortunately, marijuana can have permanent effects on your fetus.
Under the Affordable Care Act, people up to age 26 are eligible to qualify as dependents on their parents' insurance policies. This is great news if you're one of the thousands of newly minted graduates wallowing in un- or underemployed post collegiate hell, but it's less awesome news for women who, in their prime…
New research estimates that every year more than 2 million women around the world have stillborn babies, yet there's little research done on how to fix the problem. In America, while there's constant talk about protecting unborn babies, few people want to focus on the public health problems that lead to stillbirths.
Doctors agree that cigarette smoke is harmful to unborn fetuses — but a British plan to test all pregnant women for smoking is going way too far.
• 23-year-old Katie Taylor has swiftly become Ireland's real life million-dollar baby, and possibly their best hope for the 2012 Olympics. Although women's boxing is a new sport, Taylor is already expected to win the gold. •