Entries for the ‘Pregnancy’ Category

Canadian tourists stunned at $900k hospital bill for birth

by Carder Had we taken the chance to fly out on a commercial flight and something happened over the sea, there was a chance Jennifer could have passed and we’d have lost the baby… I’m positive it’s not a chance anybody would ever be willing to take. ~ Canadian Darren Kimmel describing their difficult ordeal […]

House Democrats refuse to let pregnant double-amputee congresswoman vote from home

XXX DNC-HDB1504.JPG A USA NCHT to The Daily Caller for my title. From that piece:

House Democrats are refusing to allow Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a double-amputee veteran, to cast her vote for party leadership from her home in Illinois where she is pregnant and unable to travel.

Duckworth, who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in the Iraq War in 2004, sent a letter to Democratic House leadership requesting to cast her vote by proxy, National Journal reports.

Singer Kelly Rowland composes lullaby to her newborn son

by Carder I’ve waited all my life, all my life, to see ya, I’ve been dreaming, dreaming about you… I wondered what you would be like, you would be like, now I’m speechless… ~Lyrics from the song Mommy’s Little Baby by singer Kelly Rowland, dedicated to her newborn son Titan Jewell, via People, November 12

No, El Salvador’s abortion ban is not the cause of teen suicides

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In countries where abortion is currently illegal, abortion advocates tend to exploit the “hard cases” (rape, incest, life of the mother) to use as weapons in their battle to liberalize abortion law.

The “women’s health” movement’s end goal isn’t really the betterment of women in general – it’s the removal of all roadblocks to abortion. And countries who resist the worldwide death march are often under immense international pressure to change their stance on the sanctity of human life.

Case in point: El Salvador, where, as Fox News reports, “girls aged 10 to 19 account[ed] for nearly a third of all pregnancies in the country last year.”

Read that again. Ages 10 to 19.

Woman finds out at six months she’s pregnant with rare twins

by Kelli I had really sharp pain in my left side and went into the doctor, and they said we think you might be pregnant. They told me I was six months and told me to get down to the ER. They did an ultrasound and told me it was twins…. They’re both just little […]

Jennifer Garner: Permanent baby bump a testament to my children

“I am not pregnant, but I have had three kids and there is a bump,” said Garner, shooting down speculation that she and husband Ben Affleck were expecting baby No. 4 after paparazzi photos over the summer showed her with a bit of a rounded tummy…. “I get congratulated all the time by people I […]

Another benefit of baby wearing: playing in the orchestra?

by Carder I’d like those people to know that using a good baby carrier makes mothering and fathering so much easier. It’s a relief to ditch the stroller and travel freely. It’s a relief to be free to get yourself a sandwich or peel a banana for an older child. And it’s a relief to have […]

Maternity Halloween costume could pass for pro-life

by Carder For expecting women who don’t want to spend a lot of time thinking about a costume, this cute — but a little creepy — shirt ($15) is definitely in the Halloween spirit. ~ Rebecca Gruber reviewing Halloween maternity costumes, Pop Sugar, September 28

Delivery room photos help mom cope with loss

by Carder We had the immense joy of knowing Aila on this Earth for 46 minutes. The hospital allowed me to hold her for 12 hours and I was able to study her sweet face all night long. The pain that we feel from missing her each day is inexplicable. I ache for the day […]

Latest abortion play: Underage DIY abortion for “ticking time bomb”

Amy and Ester, the Florida high school students at the center of “Dry Land,” have a time-sensitive problem to solve: Amy’s unwanted pregnancy. Unlike the women recently played by Jenny Slate in the indie film “Obvious Child” and by Julia Stiles in the Off Broadway romance “Phoenix,” Amy isn’t an adult, so her mother would […]

More and more parents opting for gender reveal parties

by Carder It’s not all about that private 20-week ultrasound anymore! More and more parents are planning gender reveal parties to find out their baby’s sex and share the excitement with family and friends through a big reveal, usually in cake form. So how is it done? Most moms and dads have their ultrasound technician […]

Is paying women not to abort the solution?

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 […]

Model: I smoke and drink because I’m pregnant with a boy

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 […]

Abortion survivor reflects on her own pregnancy

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 […]

Maternity fashion line pulls “offensive” tee shirt from stores

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 […]

Learning sex of baby “pushes toward ‘traditional gender roles'”

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 […]

Urge Obama administration to act in release of Meriam Ibrahim and children

Meriam Ibrahim and Daniel WaniOn 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…

Rape survivor: “People ridicule and distrust you” for keeping baby

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 […]

Eight months pregnant Sudanese Christian shackled, sentenced to death

 
Meriam Ibraham, Daniel Wani, Martin Wani

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.

Pregnant Sudanese Christian gets death sentence for leaving Islam

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 […]

Actress Jaime King: infant son “a blessing”

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 […]

Recovering drug addict: Love for my kids “gets me up every morning”

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 […]

Palin on Hillary Clinton: Grandbaby could “open her eyes” to life

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 […]

Actress Megan Fox working through first trimester of pregnancy

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 […]

Ciara: Pregnancy “the coolest experience”

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 […]

Ginnifer Goodwin: Pregnancy “like a Cirque du Soleil”

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]

How might Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy affect Hillary’s campaign?

chelsea-hillary-clinton-594by Kelli

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….

Jersey Shore’s JWoww not exactly a fan of pregnancy

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 […]

Actress Jennie Garth: “I love being pregnant”

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 […]

“Love & Hip Hop New York” star: Abortion not an option

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 […]

Mom with cancer who refused to abort dies shortly after giving birth

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 […]

Mom’s stomach bug actually a full-term baby

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 […]

Couple parodies Kardashian Vogue cover with pregnancy announcement

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, […]

Alyssa Milano expecting second baby

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]

Mom sues for “wrongful pregnancy” after birth of child with sickle cell disease

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 […]

Actress Jenny Mollen didn’t like kids – until she had one

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 […]

Actor Josh Lucas: Fatherhood “has changed absolutely everything”

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 […]

E!’s Fashion Police critique actor Chris Hemsworth’s pregnant wife

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 […]

“WE are wearing Valentino” ~ Olivia Wilde, and other Oscar night baby mamas

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Loved this, via People:

Parents of surprise quadruplets taking it “one day at a time”

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; […]

Simon Cowell tweets son’s birth announcement

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 […]

“Teen Mom 2″ star head over heels in love with baby number two

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 […]

Hollywood aglow with baby bumps

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]

Study: Men walk slower with female partners in unconscious move to reproduce

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 […]

“Teen Mom 2″ star defends keeper pregnancy four months after abortion

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 […]

Baby Munoz put to death by judicial tyranny

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:

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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.

Family not “focused” on whether pregnant mom on life support would have wanted baby born

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 […]

Kim Kardashian: “I would have a million” kids

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 […]

Pregnant in wedding pictures

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 […]

Doctors perform c-section but discover there’s no baby

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 […]

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by Carder

viv albertineMum suggests adoption, but I think that’s crueller than death. That’s my opinion. To burden a child with abandonment and rejection right from the start. A living death. All or nothing, that’s me. I choose nothing. Nothingness for baby. I think this is a responsible decision.

I will not countenance any other option.

~ The Slits’ Viv Albertine describing her decision to abort as excerpted from her memoir Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir, via Vulture, November 24

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