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  • Lifelike baby dolls designed to deter teenagers from having children actually RAISE pregnancy rates

    08/25/2016 12:43:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2016 | Ben Spencer
    Lifelike baby dolls designed to deter teenage girls from having children actually raise pregnancy rates, a major study suggests. The teenage pregnancy prevention programme, which is used in schools around the world, does not seem to work, according to the first proper trial to test it. Girls who took part were more, not less, likely to become pregnant compared to those who did not take part.
  • NYC Mayor Orders Bars to Serve Pregnant Women [semi-satire]

    05/18/2016 4:29:26 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio banned bars operating in the city from refusing to serve alcohol to pregnant women. This is despite virtually universal medical advice against the consumption of alcohol by expectant mothers. The Mayor said he is "cognizant of the damage that might be done to an unborn child if its mother imbibes, but the possibility of harm is not a sufficient reason for a business establishment to discriminate against these women. Under New York's laws a woman has an unconstrained right to kill her unborn child if she so chooses. The less extreme option of...
  • NYC Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women (Crazy Mayor's Human Rights Commission Counters "Discrimination")

    05/11/2016 7:52:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 9th May, 2016 | Annie Hayes
    New York Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women Policymakers in New York have released new guidance which compels bartenders to serve pregnant women alcohol if they ask for it. Published on Friday 6 May by mayor Bill de Blasio and human rights commissioner Carmelyn Malalis, the document aims to precisely state what actions constitute discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy. The purpose of the document is to ensure that pregnant women are not discriminated against by employers and are provided a safe environment to work in. The guidelines read: “Judgments and stereotypes about how pregnant individuals should behave, their physical capabilities...
  • New mom asks Honda for new car after backseat birth (Excellent readers comments)

    05/06/2016 3:08:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 3, 2016
    A New York mom’s plea for a new car after unexpectedly giving birth to her daughter in the backseat of her Honda is going viral. Fox 29 reported that Beth Newell, an editor for Reductress, a feminist website, tweeted a photo of her newborn, Maeven, on Sunday with the message “.@Honda, earlier today I gave birth to my daughter in the back of a Honda Fit. It is a mess. Can I have a free car?”
  • Urgent Prayer Request: crisis pregnancy situation (Important Update # 103, Prayers answered! # 108)

    04/05/2016 1:35:20 PM PDT · by infool7 · 168 replies
    self | 4/5/2016 | self
    This from a good friend asking for URGENT prayers Mama told us this morning she's sitting in a waiting room thinking about getting the following procedure: "The Induction abortion takes 3-4 days to complete. On the first day the woman is given an ultrasound to determine the gestational age of her baby. Then, with the aid of the ultrasound to guide the abortionist, a lethal dose of the heart medication Digoxin is injected into the baby’s heart or into the amniotic fluid directly through the woman’s abdomen. Digoxin gives the baby a fatal heart attack." [3:16 PM] Dear Prayer Warriors:...
  • Wisc. Teen Gives Birth to Baby in Toilet, Had No Idea she was Pregnant

    03/25/2016 1:01:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | March 23, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    A 17-year-old in Racine, Wisc. went to use the bathroom on Tuesday morning when all-of-a-sudden she noticed a baby in the toilet. Braeley Pettigrew said she had no idea she was pregnant. Pettigrew said she had been feeling sick lately, and around 3:30 a.m., got up to use the bathroom. She thought she was having a “tough” bowel movement when she gave birth to a baby boy. According to WDJT in Milwaukee, Pettigrew then proceeded to cut the umbilical cord, wrap the baby up, and leave him on the porch. She later told her mother someone left the baby on...
  • CDC tells women to stop drinking if they are pregnant; feminists are outraged

    02/14/2016 8:33:01 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/14/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    he “it’s my body and I can do what I want with it” mantra has been carried out to its logical conclusion by selfish women who are shrugging off warnings about drinking during pregnancy. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued an advisory aimed at combatting Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) a birth defect caused by excessive ingestion of alcohol by women during their pregnancies. FAS can cause learning disabilities, problems with impulse control, low memory ability, short attention span and impaired judgement as well as lower IQ scores and a lifetime of substandard existence. In short FAS is the...
  • CDC cautions women about drinking alcohol while not on birth control

    02/03/2016 10:15:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | wowk
    The Center for Disease Control says that more than 3 million US women are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol in a new study released yesterday. The CDC recommends women that are not on birth control stop drinking alcohol so they don't accidentally expose their child to alcohol. According to the CDC about half of all US Pregnancies are planned, and most women do not know they are pregnant until they are 4-6 weeks into the pregnancy. While, 3 in 4 women who want to get pregnant as soon as possible report drinking alcohol. This can cause...
  • Two cases of the Zika virus found in Miami-Dade [No cure, Immigrant Carriers...]

    01/20/2016 2:23:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/19/16 | Carli Teproff
    The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed that three people — two of whom are in Miami-Dade County —contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus while visiting South America. The virus, which may cause a fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis and could be dangerous for pregnant women or women of childbearing age, is quickly spreading through South America, Central America and the Caribbean....
  • Transgender man in Ecuador makes history with pregnancy

    12/25/2015 8:51:41 AM PST · by redreno · 63 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 12/24/2015 | J. Garcia
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A couple in Ecuador is making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner. Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez announced their pregnancy, believed to be the first of its kind in South America, on social media earlier this month and it's received widespread attention in a continent that has seen a sudden explosion in the rights and visibility of trans people. Rodriguez, who was born Luis, is one of Ecuador's most-prominent LGBT activists and says she and her Venezuelan-born partner, whose birth name was Maria, decided to publicize the...
  • Chelsea Clinton Steps Out After Pregnancy Announcement, Thanks Fans for 'Warm Wishes'

    12/23/2015 9:36:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    People ^ | 12/23/2015
    Chelsea Clinton hit the town for the first time since announcing her second pregnancy on Monday. Clinton, the daughter of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton, was all smiles as she was photographed wearing a button-down white shirt and a pair of jeans, as she hailed a cab in New York City. Any hint of a baby bump was masked by her red winter coat.
  • The Debate Is Over! How Much Alcohol Can Women Really Drink While Pregnant?

    10/20/2015 1:09:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2015 | Heather Holeman
    If your doctor has ever told you that small amounts of alcohol are safe to drink during pregnancy, a new report is proving them wrong. The American Academy of Pediatrics just released a new report in the journal Pediatrics. No amount of alcohol, whether wine, beer, or liquor, is safe to drink while pregnant, no matter the trimester. While research shows that most women cut out alcohol completely during pregnancy, the report states that a small percentage of mothers-to-be admit they continue to drink, while some even admit to binge drinking. According to Live Science, Dr. Janet F. Williams, one...
  • Bristol Palin’s Pregnancy Reveals the Left’s True Colors

    07/02/2015 7:50:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/02/2015 | David French
    Let me begin by clearly stating my biases — I like the Palins. They are dear family friends. My wife, Nancy, worked with Sarah on her most recent book, she worked with Bristol on her book, she edits Bristol’s blog on Patheos, and I represented Bristol in a lawsuit — when a man sued her after he profanely accosted her at a bar. (He lost.) In the years since my wife first flew to Wasilla to meet the Palins and work with Bristol, I’ve seen just a fraction of the non-stop hatred and vitriol directed at the family. Much of...
  • Should Pregnant Women Who Smoke Be Fined for Endangering Their Children?

    06/30/2015 6:48:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/24/2015 | by Michael van der Galien
    Know someone who’s smoking while pregnant? They need to see this video made by Dr. Nadja Reissland, of Durham University. In it she shows that unborn babies of mothers who smoke may have delayed development of their central nervous systems.Many people believe that abortion should be illegal — at least after a certain period — because it means killing an innocent life. Well, how about physically abusing one? Shouldn’t that be illegal, too? After all, you aren’t allowed to beat your born child until she has brain damage either. How’s this any different?
  • BRISTOL PALIN OWES NO APOLOGY, INTERNET TROLLS DO

    06/27/2015 6:33:27 AM PDT · by Bratch · 127 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 26, 2015 | KEVIN SCHOLLA
    [...] Bristol Palin announced via her blog that she is pregnant. The 24-year old already has a son after choosing life in 2008 and becoming a teen mother. Now, she’s expecting again and once again she is unmarried. And? [...] Let’s call it what it really is. This is just another case of the haters waiting for someone they already hate to have a problem so they can go after them full throttle. They’re loaded for (mama grizzly) bear. [...] Others are upset about how Palin’s pregnancy could affect a potential run for office by her mother. Really? We’ve elected...
  • Update: Man charged with homicide in pregnant girl's attack, baby's death

    05/14/2015 2:43:04 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 18 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | May 14, 2015 | Shelly Bradbury
    A 23-year-old Chattanooga man has been charged with criminal homicide after police say he beat a 15-year-old pregnant girl and killed the baby she was carrying. Police say Justin Armour attacked the girl on Tuesday in a vacant house near 2201 East 3rd Street. She gave birth to the stillborn baby — who Armour fathered — early Wednesday morning. Medical staff believe the baby died because of trauma from the assault, according to police. The girl was five months pregnant. The girl and Armour had a history of domestic violence. The girl, who will not be identified by the Times...
  • Couple shares powerful side-by-side pregnancy photos

    04/22/2015 4:44:34 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 22, 2015
    It's a striking image that forces you to do a double take. Yes, they're both pregnant, but about a year apart. Vanessa Iris Roy is pregnant in the first photo, and her wife, Melissa, is pregnant in the second and joined by their son Jax. The photo, captioned "trading places" was posted by the couple two months ago, but didn't hit viral status until several LGBT-focused sites picked up the portrait. The couple says they've been blown away by the outpouring of attention and support.
  • Dear Miss Manners: I am a teenage boy who apparently has impregnated a teenage girl...

    04/17/2015 12:07:43 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 83 replies
    uexpress.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Miss Manners
    If you scroll halfway down the link you'll see..... DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a teenage boy who apparently has impregnated a teenage girl. She says she's in love with me still, but also she will not get an abortion and insists that I pay support. I think this is all mood swings. How do I support her morally but not monetarily? GENTLE READER: That is neither a moral nor a legal position. Miss Manners trusts that the young lady's lawyer will explain that to you. (Please send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, www.missmanners.com; to her email,...
  • Prosecutor says murder charge not certain in death of baby cut from mother’s womb

    03/20/2015 12:18:16 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    kdvr ^ | 3-19-2015 | KENT ERDAHL
    It could be a week before we know whether a Longmont woman who allegedly stabbed a pregnant woman and removed her unborn child will face a charge of first degree murder. The Boulder District Attorney says a murder charge is not a given because of Colorado laws and the facts surrounding the case. During a news conference Thursday District Attorney Stan Garnett said any murder charge involving an unborn child is very difficult. “Under Colorado law, essentially, there’s no way murder charges can be brought if it’s not established that the fetus lived as a child outside the body of...
  • Pro-Abortion Population Controllers are Targeting Tanzania and Uganda

    12/29/2014 6:10:58 PM PST · by Morgana
    life news ^ | 12/29/14 | Stephen Phelan
    Only an hour ago we had been lamenting yet another incredibly bad road. Here in the Ugandan outback, it is as pointless to complain about the roads as it is to complain about politicians in America, but railing against the unchangeable can lighten the mood. But on the way out of a small village in the Bukedea region of Uganda, we didn’t feel the bumps. That was when our team’s defenses failed, and when the gravity of the assault on women—perpetrated by the champions of “women’s health” and “empowerment”—really hit home. It may have been just me, but my guess...
  • Bill addresses drug use during pregnancy (Virginia)

    02/05/2015 12:51:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    chathamstaribune.com ^ | February 4, 2015 | DEL. LES ADAMS
    This year’s “short session” of Virginia’s General Assembly is moving at an increasingly rapid pace in the House of Delegates as legislation is being reported out of committee and onto the House floor. We will soon approach cross-over, the term used for when bills passed in each house of the legislature are presented to the other for consideration. Included in this number will likely be a couple of measures I have sponsored which, having reported out of committee, I anticipate will soon gain passage. Another bill I submitted has proven more controversial, generating particular media attention last week. House Bill...
  • Planned Parenthood’s prenatal care hypocrisy

    02/02/2015 3:15:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | February 2, 2015 | saynsumthn
    “Did you know that the key to having a healthy baby is taking good care of your own health. The healthier you are, the stronger you and your baby are likely to be.” Believe it or not that message is brought to you by abortion giant Planned Parenthood. _________________________________________________________________ At Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, they’ll even help you get a midwife. In fact, on their website they state that Rose Midwifery Practice has partnered with the abortion giant. At Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic they state, “Prenatal care also includes advice on how mothers-to-be can best care for themselves....
  • Muslims Exact Gruesome Revenge When Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend Refuses Abortion (Germany)

    01/31/2015 4:08:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    madworldnews.com ^ | 28 January 2015 | Dom the Conservative
    The mainstream media in both the U.S. and Europe have done a stellar job protecting the identities of two men who committed a gruesome atrocity against a 19-year-old pregnant woman and her unborn child, and for good reason: the men are Muslims. Not wishing to fuel the “Islamophobia” that liberals claim is so dangerous, the cowardly media bows to Sharia law by safeguarding the very ideology that contributed to these two criminals’ violent choices. This political correctness continues to protect the offenders, subsequently victimizing the innocent and creating more potential victims. According to German newspaper KOPP, a 19-year-old German woman,...
  • Obama to push for mandatory paid leave

    01/14/2015 2:57:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    The White House will announce a major push Thursday to require paid leave for American workers. In a blog post on LinkedIn Wednesday, Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to the President, said Obama will sign a memorandum to ensure federal employees have access to at least six weeks of paid sick leave when a new child arrives. The president will also call on Congress to offer six weeks of paid administrative leave. “We can't say we stand for family values when so many women in this country have to jeopardize their financial security just to take a few weeks off...
  • Why some women don't know they're pregnant until labor

    01/10/2015 7:25:03 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    Springfield News Sun ^ | 1-10-2015 | Madison Burke
    These kind of pregnancies — when mothers are unaware that they are pregnant — are called cryptic pregnancies and doctors say certain women are more likely to have them than others.  PregnancyCorner explains women who have irregular menstrual cycles or women who are obese may be less likely to realize they are pregnant.  There are also psychological factors that can lead to cryptic pregnancies. Psychology Today says a woman experiencing a lot of stress could cause the fetus to produce low levels of the hormone HCG, which would cause milder, potentially unnoticeable pregnancy symptoms.  Low levels of HCG can even cause a pregnancy test to be negative when the woman...
  • BREAKING: ThinkProgress Uncovers Catholic Group Acting Catholic

    12/22/2014 9:00:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | December 22, 2014 | Matthew Philbin
    Those intrepid newshounds at ThinkProgress have uncovered nefarious doings in the dark, secretive world of … the Knights of Columbus. You thought the Catholic fraternal organization was all funny hats, ceremonial swords and Special Olympics donations. If only! It turns out the Knights “Bankroll America’s Social Conservative Movement,” according to ThinkProgress’s headline. Besides casting a sleazy aspersion about the compensation of the “Supreme Knight,” the nearly 1,900-word article is utterly, well, stupid. Can liberals reading ThinkProgress be so cut off from religious culture that they’re shocked a Catholic organization believes Church teaching? Perhaps they can. Among the revelations: The Knights...
  • Baby Bump Bowls offered by Planned Parenthood which profits from abortion

    12/22/2014 10:42:22 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Saynsumthn's Blog ^ | December 22, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    Every time I think that abortion giant Planned Parenthood has finally surprised me with their hypocrisy I discover something else that takes the cake. Do you remember when Planned Parenthood, which does hundreds of thousands of abortions annually, was selling baby onesies? The idea of an organization which profits off the killing of unborn children selling baby clothes was pretty astonishing at the time. That is, until today ! Now, the number one provider of abortions has the perfect gift idea: According to Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, and Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, this inspiring gift is, “made from...
  • Bizarre (and illegal) trade in 'positive' pregnancy tests sweeps Craigslist

    12/22/2014 7:56:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 22, 2014 | Charlene Adams
    A typical Christmas shopping list usually consists of toys, electronics, gift cards, etc. But now, some women are adding positive pregnancy tests to their list -- and checking it twice. Women across the country are selling and buying positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist. One post from Claremore, Oklahoma offered a positive pregnancy test for $20. The advertisement stated: 'I have positive pregnancy test for those of you who need a little help holding onto your man through the holidays, shoot me a message for $20 each.'
  • 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
    Women’s 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 Young’s 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. ‘I hope he won’t see the light of day again,’ the victim’s 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...
  • ‘**** his baby.’ Darren Wilson’s 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 ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was news that he and his new wife are expecting a child. Now, let’s 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 fiancé 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, Taylor’s 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 children’s brain development before and after birth. “Women 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,” Dr. Jerome Paulson said. “Women in the early part of the pregnancy may not realize they’re pregnant.” 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 state’s 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 UN’s 47th Commission on Population and Development, the message from some Non-Governmental Organizations with vested interests couldn’t 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
    ‘Some birth control methods mix better with booze. As in, you don’t have to think in the heat of the moment. Are you ready to party?” That’s the text to an ad I see multiple times a week on my Facebook News Feed. It’s an ad for “Bedsider,” a campaign from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, which, according to its Facebook tagline, is “here to help you get on top of your sex life.” It’s 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 — but the frown she had on her tiny face was by now familiar to me and her dad, Mike. For this wasn’t the first time we’d 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) — 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 wasn’t happy: then something happened…

    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 Women’s 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 “better” the lives of women around the world by improving the delivery system for the controversial contraceptive/abortifacient intrauterine device, commonly called the “IUD.” 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...