Normally when a woman is pregnant, it's understood that she's going to be with child for approximately nine months. Now a study has learned that there are some women who can remain pregnant for 10 months.
Yes, a whole month OVER what is biologically expected of us ladies.
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When you're pregnant, there are many things you've been told you CAN'T do that you wonder if they are true. For example, you've probably been told how if you have sex while you're pregnant the baby's head will be poked by your man. You can't help but wonder if there is any truth to these claims, but the reality is that many of these are JUST myths.
If there are some questions you'd like answered then you've come to the right place. In fact, we have a list of popular pregnancy myths that we've busted once and for all. Read on to find out what they are!Continue Reading >
After an expecting couple recently discovered they are having their FIFTH son, they decided to share the news in an untraditional (and super funny!) way. The obviously good-natured parents took the hilarious photo above, in which all the boys of the family--including the dad--happily strike superhero poses around the mom as she feigns exasperation and puts her head in her hands.
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Childbirth is considered one of the most beautiful things in life…yet the experience is far from it! In fact, you would be surprised to know that there are many unexpected things that can happen during your delivery process. For example, did you know you could orgasm while delivering that bundle of yours? It's true! French midwives were recently surveyed and it was found that in 868 cases, they witnessed women having orgasms during birth.
It turns out that the reason this happens is because you are being vaginally stimulated and it affects the cervix, vagina, and clitoris. This also means that the orgasm can reduce your pain during the process. Well, aren't those moms lucky! If you're set to give birth any day now you've probably heard it all about what you should expect when you go into labor. However there are some things you may not be aware of…Continue Reading >
The Chinese city of Wuhan is drawing criticism after officials revealed they are planning to fine women who have a child out of wedlock.
On Friday, the government published a draft of an updated family planning policy online, claiming its aim is to keep the city's birth rate at a low level. Should it be instituted, it says that "the parties" will be made to pay a fee in cases of births that are out of wedlock or in cases where one individual knowingly has a child with someone who is already been married. Though the language sounds vague, state media has reported that the law would mainly target unmarried mothers and women who have affairs with married men.
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Since the beginning of time there have been different methods to help you conceive on time or make you more fertile. Now there's even an app for that! Introducing Glow, an app created by PayPal cofounder Max Levchin, which tracks and predicts the days you are most fertile. Although it hasn't launched yet, women can enter their menstrual cycle information, how they're feeling, and according to this information, the app will display on a calendar the days they are most fertile.
As amazing as this app may sound, you would be surprised to know that there are OTHER interesting methods that help increase your chances of getting pregnant.Continue Reading >
I've heard plenty of crazy birthing stories, but 3-month-old Elayna Nigrelli takes the term "miracle baby" to a whole new level. Why? The little girl was born while her 32-year-old mother, Erica, was technically dead!Continue Reading >
Regular exercise is always beneficial to those who practice it safely--and that same rule applies to women during pregnancy. While there's no reason for females to stop working out while expecting, it's important that they approach their regimen with extra caution and take some extra steps to protect themselves and their baby.
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Poor Kim Kardashian. I don't mean that sarcastically at all, I actually feel really bad for her. It's hard enough being pregnant when you're not under the spotlight--every pregnant woman is scrutinized, judged, and critiqued at some point--"She's gaining too much weight", "She's gaining too little weight", "I can't believe she's wearing heels", "OMG did she just eat fish?"--it gets old real fast. I can't imagine having the entire world watching, and this woman has been ridiculed for everything from traveling too much to wearing the wrong dress. And now, I've seen a picture of her sad edema-ridden legs and swollen tootsies squeezed into a pair of clear, plastic heels, and I can't help but cringe.Continue Reading >
Oh, Shakira, let us count the ways that we love you! The Colombian singer and TV host just made us love her a little more (if that's even possible) because she made an adorable appearance on the Ellen show and opened up for the very first time about her experience giving birth to her adorable son Milan.
Though the chubby little baby may elicit "Ooohs and ahhhs" these days, Shakira said when he first came out, she was sort of shocked. Here's what she had to say...