Posts filtered by tags: Pregnancy[x]


 

"You probably want to know how much weight you’re going to lose when we remove the cyst; women always want to know."

Said the surgeon to Pagan Kennedy, who had "an ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit that, doctors warned me, could at any time rupture and fill my abdomen with blood and pus." He also said — about the value of a complete hysterectomy — "You don’t have to get the procedure right away... You could wait. That would give you time to complete your family." She didn't like that either. The doctor quotes appear in "Why You Want to Eat This Baby Up: It’s Science/Researchers are beginning to ask why som...
Tags: Babies, Birth Control, Children, Evolution, Love, Pagan Kennedy, Population, Pregnancy, Psychology, Surgery


Newborn Photography: How To Plan Everything By Yourself

Welcoming a newborn child in your life is a blessing. Enjoying every second that you spend with your little one is the best thing to do at the moment. As all parents notice when they have a baby, time starts going by so fast that you start missing these short seconds. This is where newborn photo shoots intervene. Having your child photographed by a professional is both a popular trend nowadays and a great way to keep your memories alive all the time. Of course, like any other person, y...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Pregnancy, Newborn, Photographer, Newborn Photography, Home Life, Newborn Photo Shoot, Newborn Babies, Newborn Photoshoot


What Is Hyperemesis?

Amy Schumer has thrown up 980 times since she became pregnant, she told a New York Times reporter. She has hyperemesis gravidarum, and just a few years ago, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, had the condition too. Read more...
Tags: Health, Amy Schumer, Pregnancy, New York Times, Nausea, Lifehacks, Vomit, Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge


The parental leave pledge that’s long overdue: How to help make it happen

We all write so much about work-life-parenting balance… and what a tough balance it is. If it even exists. So I was thrilled to find out about the Pledge Parental Leave initiative that’s coming to an employer near you. Well, hopefully. Pledge Parental Leave is a much-needed movement intended to help the creative industry — […]
Tags: Parenting, Shopping, Pregnancy, Columns, Doing Good, Working Parents, Thinking : Parent, Charity + Causes


"The database, whose server is in China, included fields labeled in English for sex, age, education, marital status, as well as a column titled 'BreedReady'..."

"... which could be a poor translation of Chinese terms to describe whether a woman has children or is of child-bearing age, observers noted.... The data breach is alarming in the context of official concerns over China’s falling birthrates. Women rights advocates and critics of China’s use of strict family planning rules worry about how far the government will go to encourage more women to have children.... In a thread titled 'Is this the prologue to The Handmaid’s Tale?' on the discussion foru...
Tags: Privacy, Law, China, Pregnancy, The Web, Ann Althouse, The Handmaid's Tale


Why doesn't the heart shape look like an actual heart?

If our real hearts looked anything like the symbol that represents them, we'd all probably have a much harder time pumping blood through our bodies.The reason why the heart symbol looks nothing like the anatomical heart has its roots, oddly enough, in the economy of a Roman city called Cyrene.Cyrene's heart symbol became associated with love through a strange confluence of botany, philosophy, and sex. None It doesn't take a surgeon to note the pretty major discrepancy between how we draw our hea...
Tags: Sex, Love, Pregnancy, Rome, Innovation, Libya, Pliny the Elder, Pliny, Alexandria, Aristotle, North Africa, BCE, Northern Africa, Cyrene, Human body, Cyrene Cyrene


‘You don’t become less ambitious’: the women growing their companies right alongside their babies

More female startup founders are blowing up conventional ideas that having a newborn and building a startup don’t mix In late January, Amy Nelson, the founder of the Riveter co-working network, posted an ultrasound on Twitter. “That’s my baby girl,” she wrote. “She arrives in June … #proudmama.”Though baby announcements aren’t uncommon on social media, for startup world, this tweet was surprising. Female startup founders have historically shied away from going public with their pregnancies. Inve...
Tags: Business, Technology, Women, Pregnancy, Entrepreneurs, US news, Silicon Valley, Riveter, Amy Nelson


'You don't become less ambitious': the female startup founders going public with their pregnancies

More female startup founders are blowing up conventional ideas that having a newborn and building a startup don’t mix In late January, Amy Nelson, the founder of the Riveter co-working network, posted an ultrasound on Twitter. “That’s my baby girl,” she wrote. “She arrives in June … #proudmama.”Though baby announcements aren’t uncommon on social media, for startup world, this tweet was surprising. Female startup founders have historically shied away from going public with their pregnancies. Inve...
Tags: Business, Technology, Women, Pregnancy, Entrepreneurs, US news, Silicon Valley, Riveter, Amy Nelson


8 Vital Ways Dads Can Support Their Partners’ Mental Health Postpartum

You’ll be bringing your baby home soon. Or maybe you already have. And you want to be there for your spouse. You know that having a baby not only affects your wife’s body, but it also affects her mental health. You want to be supportive, encouraging and helpful. But you’re not exactly sure how to do that. What does it look like to support your spouse’s mental health? Where do you start? What should you avoid? Here, you’ll find suggestions from Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC, a perinatal me...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Family, General, Parenting, Friends, Pregnancy, Self-help, Salmon, Child Development, Fatherhood, Mental Health And Wellness, Chapman, Brunner, Postpartum, Gary Chapman


New Wireless Sensors Let Premature Infants Get More Cuddles

Researchers in Chicago have seemingly found a much easier way for premature babies in intensive care to get the human touch and cuddles they need from their caregivers. This week, they introduced a system of wireless, low-irritation sensors that can be used to monitor a baby’s health from afar. The sensors, already…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Babies, Pregnancy, Chicago


Incredibly rare pair of semi-identical twins

Semi-identical twins -- a boy and girl who are identical on their mother's side but share only 78% of their father's genome -- have been identified in Brisbane, Australia. This is only the second known case, ever. From the BBC: "The mother's ultrasound at six weeks showed a single placenta and positioning of amniotic sacs that indicated she was expecting identical twins," (said Prof Nicholas Fisk whose team at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospita cared for the children when they were born ...
Tags: Post, News, Medicine, Medical, Pregnancy, Bbc, Twins, Brisbane Australia, Royal Brisbane, Births, Nicholas Fisk


Parents Can Expect Less Sleep for the First Six Years of Their Child’s Life

Moms and dads shouldn’t expect their sleep habits to bounce back to the way they were before kids for at least the first six years of their child’s life, according to a new long-term study involving nearly 5,000 parents.Read more...
Tags: Science, Parenting, Sleep, Children, Pregnancy, Caregiving, Sleep Duration


During Childbirth, Push Like You're Pooping 

Hello, Offspring! I am back from maternity leave. We had our second child, a boy named Max. It has been the best! It has been the worst! My brain constantly teeters between thoughts of “How did I ever live in a world without this baby?” and “Who thought this would be a good idea again?!” (It’s mostly the former,…Read more...
Tags: Labor, Birth, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Lifehacks, Newborns


I'm New Yorker Cartoonist Emily Flake, and This Is How I Parent 

On topics from under-boob sweat to Mayochup, Emily Flake has a lot to say. Or, rather, draw. The award-winning cartoonist went from running her comic strip “Lulu Eightball” in alt-weeklies across the country (the jokes were “too vulgar for grown-up publications,” she has said) to regularly drawing for The New Yorker.…Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Babies, Pregnancy, Lifehacks, New Yorker, Emily Flake


Intense Fear of Being Pregnant

My first cousin has a problem. When she was a child, she heard an aunt say “i can not imagine something moving inside of me” and the other one was when the comedian Chelsea Handler said “I don’t think I would ever be able to carry the baby to full term, I would feel so “trapped”. She repeats these 2 thoughts.Last year she was pregnant and miscarried because of the abnormalities and before she was referred to an abortion, the doctors told her “You can not get an abortion until the committee appro...
Tags: Sex, Pregnancy, Depression, Anxiety, Medical issues, Therapy, Self-esteem, Personality, Worry, Chelsea Handler, Tokophobia


Are Dollar Store Pregnancy Tests Legit?

Dollar store purchases aren’t usually the sturdiest or the highest quality items. So it’s fair to wonder, when you see cheap pregnancy tests on their shelves, whether you could even take its results seriously. Surprise! It’s a yes.Read more...
Tags: Health, Money, Pregnancy, Lifehacks, Pregnancy tests


"'I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone,' she explained, 'they’re going to take my creativity from me through my vagina.'"

"She was laying out why she didn’t have a partner, why she worried about the depletion of artistic energy that stripping bare in front of someone could precipitate. 'I’m lonely when I’m in relationships,' she continued. 'It’s my condition as an artist.'... There it was, in black and white: Dating could sap you. There it was: If you want to be your fullest self, it’s possible a partner will weigh you down...."From "How Lady Gaga convinced me to give up dating — and finish my book" by Anna Maxymiw...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Law, Sex, Wikipedia, Pregnancy, Mythology, Lady Gaga, Gaga, Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas, Ann Althouse, Genitalia, Anna Maxymiw WaPo


4 Pregnancy Fitness Tips for the Mom to Be

Exercising during pregnancy has a number of benefits. Studies have shown that women who exercise during pregnancy have shorter labors and easier births. They also have an easier time returning to their pre-pregnancy weight. However, there are several things that moms-to-be will need to do to get the most out of their pregnancy fitness routines.  Commit to Moving At Least 15 Minutes a Day One of the symptoms that is common in pregnancy is exhaustion. Many women have reported fee...
Tags: Fashion, Fitness, Pregnancy, Health & Fitness, Maternity Clothes, Fitness Tips, Fit Mom, Fit Pregnancy, Mom To Be, Pregnancy Fitness, Pregnancy Safe


7 Tips For Successfully Breastfeeding While On The Ketogenic Diet

For most moms, one of the key things that are of importance after having a baby is losing the weight. This is why breastfeeding while on a ketogenic diet is not very uncommon. The keto diet has already been established to be wonderful as a means of losing weight and getting back to your healthy self. But how can you be on this diet and still breastfeed? The following are a couple of tips that can help you do this successfully. 1. Be on the keto diet before and after pregnancy O...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Parenting, Diet, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Nursing, Losing Weight, Health & Fitness, Keto, Maternity Clothes, Milk Supply, Ketogenic Diet, Ketogenics, Keto Diet


The future of male contraceptives? A layered cocktail.

Scientist propose a layered cocktail as a future male contraceptive. Chemical layers block the flow of sperm and can be dissolved with near-infrared light.Tiny umbrella not included. None Layered drinks are definitely a thing. Whether it's a Paradise Cocktail for grownups or a California Adventure Infinity Fizz for kids, these colorful comestibles have been around a while — they first appeared as pousse-cafés in France around the beginning of the 20th century. The drinks involve a sciency mix...
Tags: Science, California, Sex, France, China, Pregnancy, Chemistry, Medical Research, Innovation, Invention, Contraceptive, Birth Control, Human body


Try These Sports Psychology Techniques to Get Through Childbirth

I once ran a marathon and gave birth to a baby in the same year, and found them to be, mentally, very similar events. In both cases it doesn’t hurt too much in the beginning, but you know you have to save your strength. You will hit a point where you feel your body can go no further, and yet there is still further to…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Fitness, Labor, Birth, Pregnancy, Meditation, Relaxation, Childbirth, Lifehacks, Visualization, Mental Training


Psychology Around the Net: January 26, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at children taking mental health days, the definition of relationship cycling and what it can do to your mental health, career advice for having not only a successful but also a happy career, and more. Enjoy! Women Urged to Put Mental Health On Pre–Conception Checklist: Just like a healthy diet and exercise routine, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding smoking and alcohol, addressing her mental health should be on a woman’s pre-concepti...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Children, Relationships, Mothers, Pregnancy, Ancestors, Research, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Career Advice, Women's Issues, Family History, Joy


Girl, 12, gives birth in Perth, prompting questions from police and welfare agencies

Police spokeswoman says they are working with families involved and the Department of CommunitiesA 12-year-old girl has given birth in Perth, prompting questions from police and other welfare agencies.The girl was reportedly 11 years old when she became pregnant. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Children, Pregnancy, Australia news, Perth, Western Australia, Teenage pregnancy


What Will Your Baby Look Like?

What will your baby look like? Of course, no one can say exactly but there is a fun tool called The Baby Predictor that you can try that will give you a better than average guess! Scroll down to try it out!  You may remember from biology class that some traits are derived from single genes but most are dependent on combinations of lots of different genes from both the mother and father. It gets more complicated than that. In certain parts of the world, populations are more or less likel...
Tags: Fashion, Maternity, Pregnancy, Pregnant, Baby, Don, Maternity Clothes, Baby Predictor, Experienced Mommy, The Baby Predictor


Artist Shinya’s Illustrations Peak Lewdness

Shinya (Shinyanchi) has a distinct interest in the splendid girls of New Game, Hibike Euphonium and Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka (among others) as indicated by their erotic art, with the artist also possessing a raunchy obsession with pregnancy… Shinya’s countless creations featuring many alluring anime girls:
Tags: Pregnancy, Illustration, Artists, Anime, Fetish, H, Image Gallery, Shinya, Shinya Shinyanchi


How to Effectively Harness Your Nesting Energy

A few Lifehacker staff members were talking about nesting the other day. You know, that special burst of somewhat frenetic energy that pregnant moms can experience that propels them to get shit ready. Read more...
Tags: Preparation, Babies, Birth, Pregnancy, Lifehacks, Nesting


Why ‘mom guilt’ is an unreasonable term

America's poor family leave policies for new parents are the reason why 'mom guilt' is universal – but that guilt is unreasonable, says Smith Brody. 'Dad guilt' is not a term, but men should also be part of this conversation.For every month of parental leave that a father takes, the mom's lifetime earnings increase by 7%. Studies prove fathers who take parental leave ultimately have better relationships with their teenage children. The Fifth Trimester: The W...
Tags: Work, Parenting, Children, Women, Pregnancy, America, Policy, Work-life balance, Innovation, Women In Business, Smith Brody


Air pollution 'as bad as smoking in increasing risk of miscarriage'

Scientists called study’s findings upsetting and said toxic air must be cut Air pollution is as bad for pregnant women as smoking in raising the risk of miscarriage, according to a scientific study. They said the finding was upsetting and that toxic air must be cut to protect the health of the next generation.Air pollution is already known to harm foetuses by increasing the risk of premature birth and low birth weight. Recent research has also found pollution particles in placentas. Continue rea...
Tags: Women, Pregnancy, UK News, World news, Air Pollution, Pollution, Health & wellbeing


I Was Pregnant and in Crisis. All the Doctors and Nurses Saw Was an Incompetent Black Woman

The first dream for my imagined future self that I can recall starts with a sound. I was maybe 5 years old and I wanted to click-clack. The click-clack of high heels on a shiny, hard floor. I have a briefcase. I am walking purposefully, click-clack-click-clack. That is the entire dream. I dreamed of being…
Tags: Health, Books, News, Pregnancy, Uncategorized, Black Women


Electronics giant Philips invests in monitoring and information platform for expecting mothers

The international electronics and medical device giant Philips is pushing further into pregnancy and childcare services by leading a $6 million early stage investment in the pregnancy-focused app-developer and device manufacturer,  Babyscripts.  The Washington, DC-based company works with hospitals and healthcare providers to distribute a medical device and mobile app for monitoring blood pressure and providing neonatal care information for expecting mothers. According to Babyscripts co-founder...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Electronics, Pregnancy, Tech, Fertility, United States, Washington Dc, Women's Health, Philips, Birth Control, Segura, Partner, Monitoring, Babyscripts