by Carder Half of the baby boy (was) out and she died like this. ~ An eyewitness to the slaughter of a woman in labor by the Muslim terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria, AFP via Yahoo News, January 15
Entries for the ‘Pregnancy’ Category
We expect more from moms than dads, which is why Wonder having a baby at 64 doesn’t cause anyone to bat an eye. But it should. I think there should be a cut-off age for dads, just as there is for moms. I think there’s a reason that women’s reproductive organs have a shelf life: We should have children younger. It is mother nature’s way of saying: “Look, you need energy and stamina to raise kids. Do it when your body can recover and your mind can handle it.”
It’s tragic that women struggle to conceive in their 40s while men can procreate at almost any age, but just because men can doesn’t mean they should.
~ Suzanne Janesse chastising 64-year old R&B singer Stevie Wonder for fathering his ninth child, Babble, December 20
Blast from the past: Wonder’s 1976 hit “Isn’t She Lovely” celebrating the birth of his daughter Aisha…
by Carder Breeding little humans isn’t for everyone and, while we think everyone should be able to choose to have kids or not without facing judgement, some people just don’t get it. If the kids-just-aren’t-for-me-ever contingency was really honest, there would probably be a whole lot more people making comments like “No, I don’t want […]
by Carder 2014 was an incredibly successful year for us that included: ● Partnering with a new public hospital in NYC to provide abortion doulas to pregnant people ● Partnering with a new birth center in NYC to provide birth doulas to pregnant people ● Partnering with a criminal justice organization to provide birth doulas […]
by Kelli Often the message she hears is: Have an abortion or drop out of school…. For her and her child’s future and well being, our goal should be to make sure she graduates…. [A] child born into poverty is seven times more likely to live in poverty his or her whole life. … Colleges […]
If you really think that my sole consideration for whether I should bring a life into this world was based on how my body would look afterwards, then I am sorry for your lack of logical reasoning skills. ~ Plus-size supermodel Robyn Lawley, clarifying on Facebook her reasoning for carrying her surprise pregnancy to term. […]
I identify as VERY pro-choice in my political views, however once I became pregnant, I realized that I also found the idea that pregnant people deserved the right to their own bodily autonomy during childbirth to be integral…
I identify as queer when it comes to my personal life, which allows me to gain a wider understanding of the specific needs that people have in the birth community. I have done plenty of research and reading to educate myself on the notion of white privilege and being a “placeholder” for those from marginalized groups…
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 […]
HT 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.
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
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.
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Click all photos to enlarge…
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]