Topic: pregnancy

Pregnant Kate Middleton Endangers Baby By Wearing Heels, Says Daily Mail

Pregnant Kate Middleton Endangers Baby By Wearing Heels, Says Daily Mail

Kate Middleton wore heels earlier today and over the weekend when celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.  A normal day in the life of a duchess, right? Shaking hands, smiling, wearing fancy shoes. No big deal. OH WAIT. Did you forget the fact that Kate is PREGNANT?!?! Don’t you know pregnant ladies shouldn’t wear heels? Ladies with babies inside of their bodies are too fragile to teeter around on high heels! They might hurt themselves or their tiny little fetuses! More »

The Term ‘Birth Rape’ Hurts Both Moms And Sexual Assault Survivors

The Term 'Birth Rape' Hurts Both Moms And Sexual Assault Survivors

Birth rape. It’s the relatively new term used by some to describe awful labor and delivery care where a woman’s personal choices are disregarded. It often involves doctors or midwives shoving fingers or other medical instruments into a woman’s vagina during childbirth without any warning, and sometimes even continuing after the woman screams out in pain or loudly objects. The term has continued to morph and has lately been used to describe cases like Lisa Epsteen’s, whose doctor threatened to call the police and force her to have an emergency c-section because he was worried about the health of her child.  The problem is that this new bit of progressive vocabulary hurts both birthing rights activists and sexual assault survivors. More »

Babies Born Addicted To Junk Food? It’s (Sort Of) A Thing

Babies Born Addicted To Junk Food? It's (Sort Of) A Thing

The old adage that pregnant women are “eating for two” is so much truer than the pre- neuroscience-obsessed eras knew. A new study of pregnant women with poor diets found mothers can actually pass on a junk food “tolerance” to unborn children, setting them up for a lifetime of being less sensitive to opioids and needing more salty/sweet/fatty food than others to get the same feel-good response. More »