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  • The Supreme Court Case Uniting Pro-Lifers & Pro-Choicers

    12/03/2014 8:56:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12.03.14 | Emily Shire
    Womenís rights groups and pro-life advocates are strange bedfellows in the case of Peggy Young, which is being presented at the Supreme Court today. Peggy Young will have some surprising legal bedfellows when her landmark case for the rights of pregnant workers is presented before the Supreme Court today. The ACLU, Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund), and the Women's Law Project are all predictable backers of Young's suit against her former employer, the United Parcel Service. But Americans United For Life (AUL) and 22 other pro-life groups are also in Youngís corner as she fights for...
  • Man, 22, guilty of killing, burning 14-year-old Brooklyn girl Shaniesha Forbes: Jury

    12/02/2014 10:11:43 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    DAILY NEWS ^ | December 1, 2014 | Oren Yaniv
    It took jurors only an hour to find Christian Ferdinand guilty of murdering Shaniesha Forbes in 2013 after she told him she was pregnant and he was the father. ĎI hope he wonít see the light of day again,í the victimís mother, Sandra Price, said after the verdict was announced in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Christian Ferdinand was convicted Monday of smothering 14-year-old Shaniesha Forbes to death, shoving her body in a suitcase and setting it aflame on a Brooklyn beach. A subhuman Brooklynite was convicted Monday of killing a 14-year-old girl, burning her body and dumping her in a creek...
  • Ď**** his baby.í Darren Wilsonís wife is pregnant and what happens next will make you puke

    11/29/2014 9:08:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 121 replies
    Ttitchy ^ | November 26, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    One of the revelations to come out of the interview between Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson and ABCís George Stephanopoulos was news that he and his new wife are expecting a child. Now, letís take a look at how some on Twitter reacted to this development: TWITTER IMAGE ON LINK Oh FFS! Really Ferguson protesters? You people are sick:
  • Woman who had no idea she was pregnant gave birth to twin girls......

    10/14/2014 8:30:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Alexandra Klausner for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Woman who had no idea she was pregnant gave birth to twin girls after going to see the doctor for a stomach ache An Iowa woman had an eye-opening experience last week when she went to the doctor for a stomach ache and gave birth to rare twins in the hospital hours later. Shelby Magnani and her fiancť James Croskey of Ankeny, Iowa had no idea Shelby was six-months-pregnant with one child - let alone two. Ava and Anna were born by C-section last Thursday weighing just four and three pounds each. Not only was Shelby pregnant with...
  • Utah mom of 6 given 24 hours to live defies odds, returns home

    10/03/2014 2:05:51 PM PDT · by workerbee · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/3/14 | Alexandria Hein
    ***SNIP*** At 26 weeks pregnant, Taylor was determined to prolong the delivery for as long as possible, but her liver started failing. Luke was born weighing 1 pound 15 ounces. Doctors whisked him away to the neonatal intensive care unit at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City before his mother, who was taken directly to the intensive care unit, father or any of his five siblings were able to spend time with him. Shortly after the delivery, Taylorís children and her husband, Nate, were brought in to say their final goodbyes to her. Doctors said she had only 24...
  • 'Passion of the Christ' Star Jim Caviezel Calls Abortion 'Great Sin' in America

    08/14/2014 8:39:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/14/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    "Passion of the Christ" actor Jim Caviezel has spoken out against abortion in a recent speech, calling it a "great sin" in America. He also reached out with a message of forgiveness to those who have gone through with the practice. "Many people are a part of this great sin in this country. These are all God's children and he brings them home. Now He wants to bring you home. Do you think your friend has more grace than God? Does your friend have more love than the Creator? It can never be. God forgives you and now He needs...
  • Jarrett: We must end pregnancy discrimination

    07/20/2014 2:52:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | July 20, 2014 | Valerie Jarrett
    More than 30 years ago, Congress wisely passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Yet today, many pregnant women still experience unfair and unnecessary challenges on the job. Nondiscrimination has been the law of the land for over three decades, yet, in some workplaces, the standard for treatment of pregnant women has remained in the dark ages. Some are fired or demoted, with no hesitation, when a modest accommodation would allow them to continue to work and support their families. The stories are heart-wrenching and preventable. There's the pregnant woman who was terminated when, in violation of company policy, she started carrying...
  • A Crime No Man Can Commit:

    07/16/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Given the link between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and birth defects, should expectant mothers who drink be arrested for assault? If not, it is hard to see why Mallory Loyola is in jail. Loyola, who was arrested last week after giving birth to a baby girl who tested positive for amphetamine, is the first woman to be charged under a new Tennessee law that criminalizes drug consumption by pregnant women. The law, ostensibly aimed at protecting children, is really about punishing what its chief sponsor described as "the worst of the worst": women who not only use arbitrarily proscribed intoxicants...
  • Pregnant Women Should Take Iodide Supplement, According To Major Doctors Group

    05/26/2014 10:01:21 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 5-26-2014 | Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters
    By Andrew M. SeamanMay 26, 2014, 12:41 Pregnant women should take an iodide-containing supplement to protect the brain development of their babies, according to the leading U.S. group of pediatricians. Iodine, which the body can get from iodide, is needed to make the thyroid hormones that are required for childrenís brain development before and after birth. ďWomen who are childbearing age need to pay attention to this topic as well, because about half of the pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned,Ē Dr. Jerome Paulson said. ďWomen in the early part of the pregnancy may not realize theyíre pregnant.Ē Paulson is...
  • Pregnant women gain new options under health law (more Medicaid)

    05/10/2014 6:30:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2014 9:18 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth. Lower-income women who signed up for a private policy in the new insurance exchanges will have access to additional coverage from their stateís Medicaid program if they get pregnant. Some women could save hundreds of dollars on their share of hospital and doctor bills. Medicaid already pays for nearly half of U.S. births, but this would create a way for the safety-net program to supplement private insurance for many expectant mothers. Officials and advocates say the enhanced coverage will be...
  • Pregnant & kicked-out of pro-abortion UN event

    04/14/2014 7:18:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Tanya Granic Allen
    April 14, 2014 (Tanya Granic Allen) - At the UNís 47th Commission on Population and Development, the message from some Non-Governmental Organizations with vested interests couldnít be clearer: nothing will stop them from conducting more abortions. The tone of these meetings has, at times, been uncomfortable to anyone who holds life to be sacred, or believes maternal health initiatives is an excellent way to support women, especially those in the developing world. While at an UN affiliated meeting hosted by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Ipas, two abortion supporting and providing global powerhouses, I was targeted, discriminated against, man-handled,...
  • All Sex All the Time: A campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy actually encourages casual sex.

    03/06/2014 7:19:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2014 | Meg T. McDonnell
    ¬ĎSome birth control methods mix better with booze. As in, you don¬ít have to think in the heat of the moment. Are you ready to party?¬Ē That¬ís the text to an ad I see multiple times a week on my Facebook News Feed. It¬ís an ad for ¬ďBedsider,¬Ē a campaign from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, which, according to its Facebook tagline, is ¬ďhere to help you get on top of your sex life.¬Ē It¬ís more than a little strange to see this campaign promoting casual sex as a way to prevent unplanned pregnancy. The...
  • That's me in mum's tum! Amazing 3D pictures that made Kate Wighton fall in love with her baby girl

    02/04/2014 5:38:58 PM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 February 2014 | KATE WIGHTON
    Seven weeks ago, after what seemed like an eternal labour, a warm, wet bundle of a baby was placed on my chest, and I looked down for the first glimpse of my daughter, Alice. She appeared rather cross ó but the frown she had on her tiny face was by now familiar to me and her dad, Mike. For this wasnít the first time weíd seen it. Just a few months earlier, we had watched her yawn, scowl, and even smile in magnificent 3D.
  • Pregnant, brain-dead woman's husband sues hospital

    01/14/2014 12:21:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    ap ^ | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    DALLAS (AP) ó The husband of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman on Tuesday sued the hospital keeping her on life support, saying doctors are doing so against her and her family's wishes. The lawsuit filed in state district court asks a judge to order John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth to remove life support for Marlise Munoz, a North Texas woman who was 14 weeks pregnant when her husband found her unconscious on Nov. 26. Her family says the exact cause of her condition isn't known, though a blood clot is a possibility. The hospital has said a state...
  • When I found out my wife was pregnant with our 9th, I wasnít happy: then something happenedÖ

    12/26/2013 2:35:00 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 24, 2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Ted and Theresa Baklinski with their growing brood of grandchildren. COMBERMERE, December 25, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Amid all the joyful bustle of family preparations in anticipation of the holy day of Christ's birth, Christmas time always brings to my mind the deep regret that I feel over the one child my wife and I lost due to miscarriage, because it reminds me that at the time I was like the Bethlehem innkeeper who said there was no more room. I was having a lot of trouble accepting that my wife was pregnant with our ninth child. It's not that we...
  • 'Pregorexia': Extreme dieting while pregnant

    11/30/2013 6:49:08 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Kelly Wallace
    (CNN) -- Mom-to-be Maggie Baumann knew she most definitely would not be "eating for two." She couldn't. During her first pregnancy, she was extremely preoccupied with just how many calories she consumed and stuck to a very strict exercise routine. "Getting on the scale at the doctor's office was very triggering for me," said Baumann of Newport Beach, California, who is now an eating disorders specialist and trauma therapist who devotes some of her practice to pregnant women and moms suffering from eating disorders. She gained 32 pounds during her first pregnancy, which is very much in line with the...
  • Hands off! Rubbing pregnant bellies might be illegal

    10/29/2013 11:10:52 AM PDT · by Borges · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/29/2013 | Kelly Wallace,
    It was my least favorite part of being pregnant, hands down: Family, friends, even strangers felt the need to pat, rub or touch my expanding belly without asking permission. I cracked up every time. What is it about a pregnant woman's belly that makes the common sense rules of personal space fly out the window? A bother? Yes. A pet peeve? Sure. But an illegal offense?
  • Carrying an Angel

    10/01/2013 10:43:02 PM PDT · by Marie · 5 replies
    http://www.youcaring.com ^ | October 01, 2013 | Jamie Mcwhorter
    A young mother is determined to carry her child, diagnosed with anencephaly, to term. They know that their baby is doomed, but they want to do the best with what they've been given. The parents are a couple in our community. They're trying to come up with the funds to manage a small funeral. If you just want to share their story, that's awesome. If you feel compelled to help them, you can do so at the link. Right now, my heart is just breaking for them. o go through all that and all their looking forward to is a...
  • Shooting a Gun at Womenís Private Parts is a Big Deal

    09/10/2013 4:56:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | September 10, 2013 | Kristan Hawkins, James Christophersen
    A recent engineering graduate from Tulane University is attempting to make his millions by turning his senior project into a business.Ben Cappiello is seeking to ¬ďbetter¬Ē the lives of women around the world by improving the delivery system for the controversial contraceptive/abortifacient intrauterine device, commonly called the ¬ďIUD.¬Ē Unfortunately, like so many problems our world faces today, the medical flaws and dangers inherent to IUDs cannot be fixed a gun.Today, well-documented shortcomings and dangerous side effects of the IUD include device expulsion, pregnancy complications, ectopic (tubal) pregnancies, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine perforations, migration of the device into the abdomen, becoming...
  • Florida man tricked pregnant girlfriend into taking abortion pill

    09/10/2013 7:47:24 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 10, 2013 | Matt Pearce
    She was excited to be pregnant, excited enough that she brought the new sonogram of her unborn child to show coworkers. But hours later that day in late March, R.L. -- as she came to be known in the pile of criminal court documents that followed -- felt sick, with cramping and pain. R.L. went home and bled heavily the next day. She began to suspect the antibiotics her boyfriend had given her weren't really antibiotics at all. Then, on March 31, doctors in Tampa, Fla., confirmed the worst: Her unborn child was dead. Her boyfriend, James Andrew Welden, had...
  • Women sell positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist for $25 each. . . ...

    08/30/2013 7:34:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    FULL TITLE: To pee or not to pee: Women sell positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist for $25 each. . . and there is no shortage of motivated buyers A number of women across the country have listed their positive pregnancy tests for sale on Craigslist. One expectant mother in the Buffalo, New York area is selling her used sticks for $25 each, The Daily Dot reports. Another New Jersey mom writes: 'Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on mom, dad or one of your friends? Scrolling through the site, there appears to be no...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ENDOMETRIOSIS, 08-05-13

    08/05/2013 8:20:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-05-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ENDOMETRIOSISA gynecological illness caused by the abnormal presence of tissue that more or less perfectly resembles the lining of the uterus (endometrium) but growing outside of the uterus itself and distributed in other pelvic areas. Since this aberrant endometrial tissue responds to the hormone-induced changes of the woman's menstrual cycle but, unlike the true endometrial lining of the uterus, is entrapped in other tissue such as bone and muscle, its cyclic changes of menstruation, causes the problem to repress, and even after the pregnancy improvement is sometimes sustained for a period up to three or...
  • Moral Action in the Face of Life-Threatening Pregnancies

    06/01/2013 2:30:02 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 12 replies
    Recent high profile eventsóthe Gosnell trial and the septicemia of Savita Halappanavar in Irelandóhave again raised the question if abortion is ever acceptable, such as in attempts to save the life of the mother. There are at least two ways of thinking about such dilemmas in the Christian moral tradition. The first, which can be traced at least as far back as Thomas Aquinas, relies on the principle of double effect. The second, more familiar to the Lutheran communion, is the method of casuistry, the detailed study of all the factors and circumstances of a case in order to determine...
  • What Should a Mother Do?

    05/12/2013 5:38:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/12/2013 | By Karen Gushta
    Any young woman or teen who gets pregnant out-of-wedlock faces three choices: abort her baby; keep her baby, or release her baby for adoption. How she decides will impact her and her baby and in many cases it will affect the man who fathered the child as well. Too often, he is left out of the decision process, and just as often the young woman will make her decision without fully exploring the option of adoption. Studies that compare birth mothers who keep their babies and become single parents with those who release their babies for adoption show that the...
  • Colleges to pregnant women: Youíre not welcome here

    05/05/2013 8:26:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Live Action ^ | Ashley Herzog
    Last week, Yale announced that its student health plan will cover sex-reassignment surgery for students, deeming it an important part of ďequal-accessĒ health care. This might shock anyone who doesnít follow academia, but I wasnít the least bit surprised. This is just the latest of seemingly endless efforts by colleges to accommodate the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) student community. ďWe hope that this represents a commitment to catch up to our peers in terms of offering transgender students an equitable student life and health care experience,Ē Gabriel Murchison, a member of Yaleís Resource Alliance for Gender Equity, told...
  • Smuggled Sperm Impregnates Palestinian Prisoners' Wives

    02/07/2013 5:07:39 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 24 replies
    Four Palestinian women who had the sperm of their husbands smuggled out of Israeli jails reportedly are pregnant. Dr. Salim Abu Khaizaran, a fertlity doctor at the Razan Medical Center in the West Bank city of Nablus, said Thursday that other insemination attempts had failed, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported. "We don't intervene and ask how they smuggled sperm from prison and get it to Nablus," Khaizaran said at a news conference, according to Ma'an. "There are many failed attempts because the sperm die and so prisoners have to keep trying until it works."
  • Women in Combat Spells Trouble

    01/24/2013 9:41:00 PM PST · by Red Steel · 49 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    With little discussion or fanfare, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women in combat that has been in effect for as long as there has been a U.S. military. Feminists and some women serving in the military are applauding the move as a victory for equal rights. They claim that justice requires nothing short of opening all positions to females, regardless of the consequences to combat effectiveness, unit cohesion, or military readiness, factors whose importance they minimize in any event. What is perhaps most striking about Secretary Panetta's action is that it reverses the combat exclusion policy that...
  • The Teenage Horror of 'Parenthood'

    01/25/2013 2:36:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The NBC series "Parenthood"' has drawn raves from TV critics this season for a storyline about a 40-something mother fighting cancer. Then on Jan. 1, NBC asked viewers to tune in the following Tuesday for an "unforgettable" new episode. A teenager would get an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Such is NBC's definition of "parenthood." Drew, one of show's leading teenager characters, has an ex-girlfriend named Amy who comes back to tell him "I'm pregnant." The high school seniors go to the Planned Parenthood clinic, and the scene plays like a political commercial. The counselor says, "If you decide to continue...
  • Scientists Discover Childrenís Cells Living in Mothersí Brains

    12/08/2012 10:05:37 PM PST · by dangus · 23 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Week of 12.4.12 | By Robert Martone
    The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought Scientists Discover Children¬ís Cells Living in Mothers¬í Brains The connection between mother and child is ever deeper than thought By Robert Martone | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 37 A living connection Image: ock / –ź–Ĺ–į—Ā—ā–į—Ā–ł—Ź –ü–ĺ–Ņ–ĺ–≤–į ADVERTISEMENT The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound psychological and physical bonds shared by the mother and her child begin during gestation when the mother is everything for the developing fetus, supplying warmth and sustenance, while...
  • Scientists Discover Childrenís Cells Living in Mothersí Brains

    12/07/2012 1:50:17 PM PST · by NYer · 66 replies
    Scientific American ^ | December 4, 2012 | Robert Martone
    The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound psychological and physical bonds shared by the mother and her child begin during gestation when the mother is everything for the developing fetus, supplying warmth and sustenance, while her heartbeat provides a soothing constant rhythm. The physical connection between mother and fetus is provided by the placenta, an organ, built of cells from both the mother and fetus, which serves as a conduit for the exchange of nutrients, gasses, and wastes. Cells may migrate through the placenta...
  • U.S. to Build Maternity Compounds Across Mozambique

    12/06/2012 3:02:18 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 10 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Dece. 6, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama Administration is planning to build multiple health-services facilities across the African nation of Mozambique, where up to sixteen facilities will be constructed in rural locations. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) this morning unveiled the Health Infrastructure Development Program (HIDP) via the FedBizOpps database, where it issued an announcement seeking to pre-qualify construction firms. The general goal of HIDP is to support the Mozambican Ministry of Health (MISAU) in the provision of improved health care services, according to the presolicitation notice. Each of the rural health centers will contain "a maternity unit, an attending or exam unit,...
  • Wannabe mothers line up for 12/12/12 babies

    11/13/2012 7:46:14 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Santosh Andhale
    Mumbai - Itís the last chance of the decade to have a unique, memorable birth date ó 12/12/12. And expectant parents are lining up for that moment. Ahead of December 12, 2012, couples are preparing to fix this unique birth date for their newborns. This trend of having muhurat babies Ė or planned caesarean section on special dates Ė is getting fashionable among parents, say city gynaecologists who get requests from patients wanting babies on their Ďauspiciousí day. Over the last few years, dates with repetitive numbers all through the the ĎDD-MM-YYí format are becoming a craze, says doctors. Last...
  • Deputies: Girl, 14, gave birth, then strangled baby

    09/28/2012 10:48:42 AM PDT · by rarestia · 28 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, September 28, 2012 | Staff
    A 14-year-old girl is facing homicide charges after deputies said she gave birth to a baby in her Lakeland home, then strangled the baby and hid his body in her bedroom. Deputies arrested the Kathleen High student on Thursday, five days after the Polk County Sheriff's Office received a call that a baby had been found inside a shoebox in the girl's Lakeland home, authorities said. Investigators later determined that she had delivered the baby in the bathroom, then choked the baby to death. "Everybody's a loser here," Sheriff Grady Judd said in a press conference on Friday. "This 14-year-old...
  • Prolife Except in the Case of Rape?

    08/23/2012 8:53:35 PM PDT · by Dead Dog · 46 replies
    "What about a woman who is pregnant due to rape or incest?" This is one of three hard cases often cited as "exceptions" that make abortion an appropriate alternative. (The other two are when the life of the mother is threatened or the child has a serious handicap or deformity.) 1. Pregnancy due to rape is extremely rare, and with proper treatment can be prevented. Studies conducted by Planned Parenthood's Guttmacher Institute indicate that two consenting and fertile adults have only a 3 percent chance of pregnancy from an act of intercourse. They also indicate there are factors involved in...
  • Rape Pregnancies Are Rare

    08/22/2012 3:08:34 PM PDT · by JediJones · 92 replies
    Christian Life Resources ^ | April 1999 | John C. Willke, M.D.
    First, let's define the term "rape." When pro-lifers speak of rape pregnancies, we should commonly use the phrase "forcible rape" or "assault rape," for that specifies what we're talking about. Rape can also be statutory. Depending upon your state law, statutory rape can be consensual, but we're not addressing that here. Assault rape pregnancies are extremely rare. Most pro-lifers have heard this comment, but too often cannot back it up with facts. A candidate for office in the State of Arkansas made this comment before the last elections. He was roundly criticized and ridiculed by the opposing candidate and the...
  • Stress signal causes abnormal implantation location and pregnancy loss

    08/21/2012 11:10:29 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 62 replies
    Journal of Biological Chemistry ^ | 2011-2-25 | Journal of Biological Chemistry
    Pregnancy loss is a common and painful condition for gestational women, accounting for 25-40% of total pregnancy, having become a serious social-medical issue worldwide. Animal studies and clinical investigations have indicated that the cause of many mid-term miscarriage/abnormal pregnancy has been seeded very early during the onset of embryo implantation. Epidemiological study also showed that maternal stress at early pregnancy is strongly associated with various complications during ongoing gestation. However, whether and how the process of embryo implantation is affected by environmental factors such as stress induced sympathetic activation remained elusive. Considering the mammalian uterus is an organ with extensive...
  • Pregnancy alters resident gut microbes

    08/03/2012 11:30:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Nature News ^ | 02 August 2012 | Monya Baker
    Third-trimester microbiota resembles that of people at risk of diabetes. Women's gut microbe populations change as pregnancy advances, becoming more like those of people who might develop diabetes. These changes, which do not seem to damage maternal health, correspond with increases in blood glucose and fat deposition thought to help a mother nourish her child. Although scientists have profiled microbial communities around the world and throughout the human body, this is the first time they have tracked the gut microbiome during pregnancy, says Ruth Ley, a microbiologist at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, who led the work1. Ley had...
  • Jessica Simpson's Body Crisis!

    07/10/2012 9:02:40 PM PDT · by traumer · 59 replies
    It's been two months since Jessica Simpson gave birth to daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson, and yet, according to fitness experts, she still looks to be at least 182 lbs. For a woman whose body has been a major part of her success, Jessica is traumatized by her surplus size. And friends say she has reached a breaking point in her struggle to lose the baby weight. While no new mom should be expected to be superslim so soon after giving birth, Jessica, 32, is actually getting paid ó to the tune of a reported $4 million ó to shed 70...
  • Home Birth: Increasingly Popular, But Dangerous

    06/25/2012 9:09:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 25, 2012 | Michelle Goldberg
    Mindy Bizzell decided to have her second son at home partly because of money and partly because of faith. She and her husband, who had recently moved to a remote town on the Washington State coast, lacked health insurance but earned too much to qualify for state aid. Delivering her baby in a hospital would cost upwards of $10,000, compared to the roughly $3,000 it would cost to hire a home-birth midwife to take care of the entire pregnancy.
  • Chinaís War on Baby Girls (Forced abortions for mothers with ďillegalĒ pregnancies)

    05/02/2012 6:42:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/02/2012 | Jing Zhang
    The blind Chinese human-rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest on April 22 and may be under the protection of the U.S. Embassy, was initially detained for exposing the massive abuse of Chinese women under Chinaís one-child policy. His documentation of forced sterilizations and abortions landed him in jail for four years, followed by a year and a half of house arrest. His daring escape has now triggered renewed attacks on organizations engaged in helping Chinese women keep and feed their infants. Since April 28, the Family Planning Commission of Susong County in Chinaís Anhui province has been...
  • Former coach of the year fired from Christian school for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

    04/11/2012 11:02:40 AM PDT · by rawhide · 24 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 4-11-12 | Cameron Smith
    In an incredibly bizarre situation that appears headed for a legal challenge, a Dallas-area volleyball coach and science teacher was fired by the Christian school at which she worked for becoming pregnant before being married. As first reported by Dallas Fort Worth network WFAA, Rockwall(Texas) Heritage Christian Academy volleyball coach and science teacher Cathy Samford was fired during the fall semester after she became pregnant out of wedlock. Samford had led the volleyball program for three years and had been named the school's coach of the year once during that span. Still, that couldn't help save her job when she...
  • Maternal obesity, diabetes associated with autism, other developmental disorders

    04/09/2012 1:17:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | 9-Apr-2012
    Public release date: 9-Apr-2012 Contact: Phyllis Brown phyllis.brown@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 916-734-9023 University of California - Davis Health System This release is also available in Chinese on EurekAlert! Chinese. A major study of the relationships between maternal metabolic conditions and the risk that a child will be born with a neurodevelopmental disorder has found strong links between maternal diabetes and obesity and the likelihood of having a child with autism or another developmental disability. Conducted by researchers affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute, the study found that mothers who were obese were 1-2/3 times more likely to have a child with autism...
  • Pregnant? ďCongrats, Now Clean Out Your Desk.Ē

    04/04/2012 10:28:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Live Action ^ | 4/4/2012 | Christina Martin
    Disdain for pregnant women in the workplace is at a record high in our nation. Pregnancy Discrimination cases are on the rise. In the past ten years the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or EEOC has resolved pregnancy discrimination cases totaling $150.5 million in damages for over 52,000 women. Some say this is because of a competitive labor market that shows little mercy to moms. I believe this is yet another tragic byproduct of our acceptance of abortion. While abortion does not cause this discrimination, it has lead to a widespread devaluing of motherhood in society. How can we expect a...
  • ABSTINENCE WORKS! New Study Shows Abstinence Education Effective

    03/30/2012 3:57:03 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 7 replies
    A recent study revealed more evidence that a Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) abstinence program is effective in delaying sexual onset. Four major conclusions are drawn from the article, entitled, Impact of the Choosing the Best Program in Communities Committed to Abstinence Education. 1. Students in an SRA class were more likely to delay the onset of sexual activity from pre to posttest than their peers. 2. The findings of this study are more realistic and relevant than the Jemmott study on abstinence, as well as most ďcomprehensiveĒ sex ed. research since the study occurred in schools. 3. The study was...
  • Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops' exercise concerns

    02/18/2012 2:19:28 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2/16/2012
    The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the ďpregnancy simulatorsĒ as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers. Army enlisted leaders all over the world are being ordered to take the Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course, or PPPT, according to U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan health promotion educator Jana York. Developed...
  • Army Orders Soldiers to Wear Fake Breasts and 'Empathy' Bellies

    02/16/2012 1:25:11 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 181 replies · 1+ views
    Army Orders Soldiers to Wear Fake Breasts and 'Empathy' Bellies Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops' exercise concerns By Seth Robson Stars and Stripes Published: February 16, 2012 CAMP ZAMA, Japan Ė The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the ďpregnancy simulatorsĒ as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new...
  • Pregnancy and Other Preventable Diseases

    02/12/2012 10:43:18 AM PST · by quicksilver123 · 9 replies
    These New Times ^ | Feb 12, 2012 | Robert Maley
    Time was when healthcare prevention was associated with smoke-cessation, dieting and exercise to avoid preventable diseases such as heart attacks, cancer and strokes. With the HHS mandate requiring contraception coverage under all insurance programs, including religious organizations, pregnancy has now moved into the realm of preventable disease.
  • When Seconds Count (what happens when parents continue a pregnancy after a fatal diagnosis?)

    12/18/2011 6:45:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 12/27/2011 | Daniel Allott
    Maria Keller was pregnant with her fourth child when she visited her doctor for a routine ultrasound at 20 weeks and was confronted with a moment all mothers dread. Maria and her husband, Joe, suspected something was not quite right when the ultrasound technician suddenly became quiet as she caught the first glimpses of the coupleís unborn child on the ultrasound screen. Then the technician abruptly exited the room, leaving Joe and Maria waiting for a few tense minutes before they were called in to see the doctor, who met them with a distressed look on his face. The ultrasound...
  • Oregon mom gives birth, didnít know she was pregnant

    11/30/2011 12:40:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 30, 2011 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Not every family plans to have a baby but they usually have some idea once the baby is on the way. However, a Portland, Ore., woman who went to the hospital thinking her appendix had burst was told by doctors that she was actually going into labor. "I was 39 weeks [pregnant] and didn't have the slightest clue," Kim Nelson told local TV station KGW. "I thought the weight gain was due to cysts I had in my ovaries and working at Dairy Queen and eating all that food," she said. "I didn't have the slightest idea that this little...
  • W.Va. Sees Spike in Number of Pregnancy for Girls 15-17

    11/18/2011 5:33:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies · 2+ views
    MILTON WVA---The Centers for Disease Control has released some startling statistics about teen pregnancy in West Virginia. The number of 15 to 17 year old girls giving birth in the state is up 17 percent. West Virginia is the only state with that kind of spike. Teen mother Julie Akers is raising two children. She was a sophomore in high school when she first got pregnant. She says it wasn't easy to grow up fast and she wants other teens to know about the realities of being a young mom. "It was every day just getting up, making bottles, changing...