by Carder Since appealing to moral conscience doesn’t cut it, Bruening has a less novel idea: give poor mothers money to keep their children. Bruening calls it a “child allowance program.” I call it liberal policymaking disguised as a conservative solution to what Pope Francis decries as “throwaway culture.” Bruening claims that regular monthly payments […]
Entries for the ‘Pregnancy’ Category
by Kelli The evening I found out the sex of the baby was when I lit up my first cigarette. I’m not proud of it – but I couldn’t stop myself. It changed everything. Once I’d finished the cigarette I found it difficult to focus on anything positive, so I had a small glass of […]
by Carder For women like me who have survived failed abortions as children in the womb, progressing to the point in pregnancy with our own children in which we know we were aborted unsuccessfully during our own mother’s pregnancy is a huge milestone, and this week, I am grateful to have done just that. I […]
by Carder On the one hand (aside from being horribly overpriced), the shirt’s message carries a two-pronged offense: It suggests that pregnancy weight is the result of being fat — not pregnant — and that pregnancy is a shameful condition after which women must erase every trace of evidence that their bodies gave birth. On […]
by Kelli “These results suggest women who choose not to learn their baby’s sex may not worry about having clothes, toys and colors for their child that match traditional gender expectations,” said Letitia Kotila, lead author of the study, which will be published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Finding out your child’s sex […]
On May 22 I wrote about then-eight months pregnant Dr. Meriam Ibrahim, who is facing death by hanging in a Sudanese prison because she refuses to renounce her Christian faith for Islam.
Ibrahim has been further sentenced to receive 100 lashes for marrying a Christian man, Daniel Wani (wedding photo right). Wani is a naturalized American citizen.
The couple’s 20-month-old son Martin is imprisoned with his mother.
On May 27, Ibrahim gave birth early to daughter Maya while still shackled, reportedly. I can’t imagine. Here are the first photos released…
by Kelli Survivors of rape – whether their stories are told around the world or held close – face mixed reactions, ranging from support and empathy to victim-blaming. When a woman has a child resulting from rape, she may be fortunate enough to have family and friends who help her move forward in life. But […]
While liberals whine about puritanical Christians, there are truly dangerous religions to fear in the real world, particularly radical Islam.
This story is just one more shocking display of its evil depths.
Eight months pregnant Meriam Ibrahim, pictured above with husband Daniel Wani, is being shackled in a Sudanese prison for the crime of being a Christian. Her 20-month-old son Martin, also pictured above, is imprisoned with her.
by Carder We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged to death. ~ Twitter feed from the AmnestyUK Media team, quoting a judge who has sentenced a pregnant Christian in Sudan, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, to death for converting to Christianity, along with lashing […]
by Carder … This baby was a long time in the making and I feel like the universe put a little extra magic dust in him. He’s like the happiest, most joyful, social and loving child. … There’s definitely an identity crisis you go through, but it took a long time to get pregnant, for […]
by Carder I was blessed that my babies were born beautiful and strong, and are growing up healthy even though I was pregnant and using. Everybody deserves a fighting chance. While my life has been hard, I wouldn’t trade my experiences for the world, because without them I wouldn’t have had my kids. Moving from […]
by Kelli Just knowing that her daughter Chelsea is pregnant, with a baby – It’s a real baby! – It’s not some disposable something, and I know that’s going to be controversial…. And of all places, it should be in the womb that these babies are protected…. So maybe even on a social issue like […]
by Carder [It's] an action movie and requires a lot of running and jumping and stunts…. Anyone that’s been pregnant knows your first trimester can be pretty rough and you’re nauseous all day long…. The producers would come see me in the morning in the makeup trailer and I would be clinging to a box […]
by Carder I didn’t even know what to expect, but it’s been a very easy process. And it’s been so much fun…Honestly, it’s been the coolest experience in my life. Being able to know that I can do that is such a blessing. I’m literally obsessed with kids, so I’m excited about being able to […]
by Carder There’s like a Cirque du Soleil performance [in there]. It’s like alien stuff. ~ Actress Ginnifer Goodwin, discussing her active preborn baby on Jimmy Kimmel Live! via People, April 25 [HT: Laura Loo; photo by Fame Flynet via US Magazine]
On the one hand, the armchair thinking goes, having a grandchild may make the Iowa State Fair a less appealing place to spend the summer of 2015. Why beg donors for money at dozens of events a month when there’s a happy baby to spend time with in New York?
On the other hand, a grandchild could also heighten the pull of history for [Hillary] Clinton – the sense that she owes it to the daughters of future generations to walk the rest of the path toward becoming the most powerful woman in history….
by Carder She loves being pregnant right now and I f–king hate it…. I’m not a fan of pregnancy right now with my thighs touching and my boobs changing but I know it will be worth it and hopefully I get back to that really quickly. ~ MTV’s Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley talking about […]
by Carder I love being pregnant, and I love making babies. I loved getting fat!…. Just bringing a being into this world is crazy wild! It’s like an exchange you can’t compare to any other. It’s like when ET connected with Elliot, you know, where they got sick when they were with each other and […]
That was never a question for me. When I found out, I was really shocked at the reunion, it was all new for me. But there was never really a question at my age… I always knew that if I get pregnant at any time I’m not going to have an abortion. So, it is […]
I would do this for living if I could…. I really enjoy pregnancy a lot…. All the stuff that’s been happening has all been really cool stuff. ~ Cancer victim Elizabeth Joice (pictured), in an interview with director Christopher Henze of the documentary 40 Weeks.Elizabeth, who refused to abort after the cancer had returned during […]
by Carder We didn’t know at first it was a baby coming, but once we did it happened fast…. Two pushes and he was out. … I had been feeling fine until the past few days and I had been getting my “womanly thing” every month until last month. ~ Jennifer Scollin explaining how she […]
by Carder It was only a matter of time before people other than James Franco and Seth Rogen parodied Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Vogue cover - but who would have thought it would have been the perfect basis for a pregnancy announcement? ~ Writer Ivy Jacobson, marveling at a photoshopped Vogue cover featuring the pregnancy announcement of Maggie and Gennady Borukhovich, […]
by Carder Alyssa is so excited to be pregnant again! She just recently started showing and has wanted to expand her family with David for a while. ~ US Magazine source revealing that actress Alyssa Milano is pregnant with her second child with husband David Bugliari, March 21 [HT: Laura Loo]
by Carder I love Kennadi with all my heart, and that’s the honest-to-God truth. But it’s been a life change for everybody – my whole family…. Everybody’s had to pitch in…. It’s been hard to wrap my mind around having this child when my other children are grown. It’s not fair. She is the absolute […]
by Carder I was never the girl who yearned for children. I pretended to be interested in other people’s kids, but that was obviously just an act. The truth was, children scared me. I knew that no matter what I did as a parent, I was bound to do some things wrong…. I wasn’t completely […]
by Carder My becoming a father has changed absolutely everything in my life, period…. I am more and more wanting to be a part of things that [are] playful and more the things I see my son really responding to and enjoying. ~ Actor Josh Lucas (pictured with son Noah Rev and estranged wife Jessica […]
The last thing I wanna do is rip on a pregnant woman, but it’s a horrible dress on her. It doesn’t look like a baby bump, it looks like a beer belly. ~ George Kotsiopoulos of E!’s Fashion Police commenting on Chris Hemsworth’s wife, who is pregnant with twins, and the maternity evening gown she wore […]
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Loved this, via People:
by Carder It’s all been rather overwhelming when you think about how many changes will have to be made…. But I am just trying to take everything one day at a time. I know it will all work out. ~ Kimberly Fugate, mother who expected triplets but actually delivered quadruplets, People, February 18 [HT: Laura Loo; […]
by Kelli I never knew how much love and pride I would feel. ~ X Factor creator Simon Cowell, taking to Twitter to announce the birth of son Eric with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, as quoted by People.com, February 16 Also, according to the People article: The realization that he was going to be a father […]
by Carder Such a good baby. You guys have no idea. I don’t even know how I could be so lucky. I was not connected to this second pregnancy like I was when I was pregnant with Isaac, but as soon as this little human being was born it’s like every feeling and anxiety I had was […]
by Carder Is it just us, or is all of Hollywood glowing? Check out what babies are coming soon in 2014! ~ In Touch Weekly, February 5 [Photo (click to enlarge), featuring Drew Barrymore, Olivia Wilde, and Kerry Washington, via US Magazine]
7%: The amount a man reduces his speed when he’s walking with his wife or girlfriend as opposed to a platonic female friend, according to an October 2013 study published in the journal PLOS One. The reason sounds downright Darwinian: When a woman moves at a quicker-than-comfortable clip, it can disrupt her reproductive system (no […]
by Carder I panicked — I’d just gotten off heroin, I was very skinny and unhealthy, I wasn’t stable…. But I hope people will see where I was then and where I am now and why I decided it’s OK to keep this baby. ~ Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans, explaining the circumstances involved in her decision […]
UPDATE 1/27, 11:15a: The deceased Munoz baby’s gender and name have been posted on the public Facebook page of Erick Munoz’s local union, Crowley Professional Firefighters Association L-4182:
Rest in peace, Marlise and little Nicole.
[HT: Leslie and Vanessa]
1/26, 5:15p: It’s Terri Schiavo all over again.
Another pro-death judge has inexplicably ordered the death of an innocent, helpless person due to a family’s wishes.
Despite a Texas law requiring that pregnant mothers be kept on life support until their preborn babies are viable, District Court Judge R. H. Wallace on Friday ordered John Peter Smith Hospital to remove Marlise Munoz’s life support by 5p Monday – and the hospital has already complied.
Since she was excited about her second child, wouldn’t Marlise want her baby to be born despite her condition? “We haven’t even focused on that yet,” says Machado, adding that doctors have told them they can’t determine the fetus’s health until mid-February. “Our focus has been our daughter’s wishes not being honored. To see this […]
by Carder I’ve always wanted about six [kids]. After having [North], I would have a million…. But the pregnancy – I wouldn’t really wish that upon anyone. I mean, it’s all worth it in the end, so I would definitely suffer through that…But pregnancy was not a good experience for me. At all. ~ Kim […]
by Carder I always thought I wouldn’t want to be pregnant at my wedding…. But I love it. It’s beautiful to know our baby was there with us. And I’ve never really been that traditional…. It was a real celebration of love. ~ Australian actress Teresa Palmer on getting married while pregnant to actor and […]
by Carder Doctors in southern Brazil performed a cesarean section on a 37-year-old woman only to discover that she wasn’t pregnant. Simone Carvalho, spokeswoman for the Health Department of the coastal city of Cabo Frio, said Tuesday the woman told doctors at the city’s Woman’s Hospital she was 41 weeks pregnant and in pain. Carvalho […]
by Carder I used to find myself feeling empty a lot. I spent almost seven years riding around on a tour bus chasing a dream. You go out and play a show and people scream and sing along, but then the show is over, and you go back to the bus and sit there alone. […]
by Kelli Our son is a beautiful Thanksgiving and Christmas gift…. He is very lovable and sweet…. I will tell him of his two big sisters, Hayley and Michaela, and how they always helped others with smiles on their faces. I am sure they and their mother, Jennifer, are smiling down upon him. ~ Dr. […]
by Carder I lost my mom a little less than a year and a half ago to cancer. Obviously, I got very lucky that even though I lost my mother, I lost her later in life, but it’s still had a profound effect on me…. I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I had a great […]
Guess all that “practice” paid off! Kelly Clarkson is pregnant and expecting her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock, she announced via Twitter on Tuesday, Nov. 19. I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever — Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) November 19, 2013 ~ Allison Takeda, US Magazine, November 19 [HT: Laura Loo]
by Carder The contraption, called the Odón Device, works like this: A doctor fits a plastic bag inside a lubricated plastic sleeve and fits it around the baby’s head. The bag is then inflated, allowing it to grip on the baby head, pulling until it’s emerged from the birth canal… The goal of his invention is […]
by Carder We have two kids. And they’re so great. And I never wanted kids before, but now I want, like, five…. I honestly never ever used to want to want kids because I’m kind of selfish with my career, but going to soccer games with Seth and doing homework with Savannah – I just really […]
Sometimes in life things aren’t planned and they may even scare you at first, but they end up being a blessing… That is how I feel about having a daughter, I am looking forward to being a parent to her. ~ Former Jersey Shore cast member Pauly D (Paul Delvecchio) reacting to the unexpected news […]
Laura Trickle, of Lee’s Summit, delivered her daughter Axel in March and was breastfeeding when she was called for jury duty in August. She asked to be exempt from appearing, as she was breastfeeding, but received notice that she must report to court to fulfill her civic obligation and serve jury duty…. Trickle was told […]
It’s so intoxicating, the bond is just so… viscous. It’s like superglue. ~ Actress Claire Danes on her relationship with 9-month-old son Cyrus, to British Vogue as featured by People [HT: LauraLoo]
After a wonderful summer with few work obligations, but mainly pure, sweet [baby] Mila time; my maternity leave [was] over. It is a day millions of women across America experience every year. It is however, a day I [found] nerve-wracking, and bittersweet… a bit like the first day of school…. I think about the enormous […]
Okay, this one, by blogger Ashley Martin Smith and her husband, just cracks me up. And once again, would be fairly easy to recreate. As her post about the announcement states, “It’s a felony to be this cool.” Hilarious! ~ Ellen Schmidt describing one of her top ten favorite announcements, Baby Zone, September 23 [Photo […]