‘I Wish I Got Pregnant in March!’ Inside the Dance Baby Boom.

Many dancers have taken advantage of a byproduct of the pandemic — time away from performing — to try out a new role: motherhood.

#american-ballet-theater, #babies-and-infants, #dance-theater-of-harlem, #dancing, #delgado-patricia, #fairchild-megan, #lang-heather-dancer, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #new-york-city-ballet, #pereira-erica, #pollack-brittany, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reichlen-teresa

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No, We Don’t Know if Coronavirus Vaccines Affect Periods

We do know that researchers do not study menstruation enough.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hormones, #immune-system, #menstruation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘Pieces of a Woman’ Has Midwives Talking About That Birth Scene

Vanessa Kirby’s Oscar-nominated performance involves an extended sequence that these experts say gets some things right — and a few wrong.

#kirby-vanessa-1988, #midwives-and-doulas, #movies, #pieces-of-a-woman-movie, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Is ‘Femtech’ the Next Big Thing in Health Care?

Start-ups and tech companies are creating products to address women’s health care needs. It’s still a small segment of the market, but growing.

#computers-and-the-internet, #implants, #medicine-and-health, #menstruation, #mobile-applications, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #smartphones, #start-ups, #women-and-girls

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Why I Gave My Mosaic Embryo a Chance

“It was like rolling the dice, except for someone you’ve never met.”

#disabilities, #embryos-human, #genetics-and-heredity, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #miscarriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological, #tests-medical

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Utah Will Require Fathers to Help With Pregnancy Bills

The law, set to take effect in May, requires any father whose paternity has been confirmed to pay half of a mother’s insurance premiums while she is pregnant, and any related medical costs.

#abortion, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #utah

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The Authoritarian Plan for a National Abortion Ban

Some on the right want the Supreme Court to go beyond ending Roe.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #center-for-reproductive-rights, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #douthat-ross-g, #finnis-john, #first-things-magazine, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

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The Latest Issue in Divorces: Who Gets the Embryos?

Amid the pandemic, I.V.F. rates are on the rise, and so are disputes about what to do with remaining frozen embryos when couples split up. For some, it has gotten messy.

#artificial-insemination, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #embryos-human, #genetics-and-heredity, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #marriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological

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What Has the Pro-Life Movement Won?

Donald Trump gave us a Supreme Court that could overturn Roe v. Wade. But the fight against abortion may leave the current G.O.P. behind.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #constitutional-amendments, #first-things-magazine, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Why Were Strangers Allowed to Hide Part of Me From Myself?

For 50 years, my state denied me the story of my birth. All adoptees deserve better.

#adoptions, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #states-us

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Scientists Grow Mice Embryos in a Mechanical Womb

Biologists have long held that a fetus needs a living uterus to develop. Maybe not anymore.

#israel, #mammals, #mice, #nature-journal, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #tissue-human, #uterus

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Small Piece of the Stimulus Has Ambitious Aim of Saving Mothers’ Lives

The expansion of Medicaid is an effort to address the highest maternal death rate among wealthy nations.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #black-people, #maternal-mortality, #poverty, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #stimulus-economic, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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Italian Volleyball Player Lara Lugli Sues Team For Losing Job After Pregnancy

It is common for paid women athletes in Italy to be forced to leave after they get pregnant. Now one of them has ignited a debate that was a long time coming.

#athletics-and-sports, #discrimination, #family-leaves, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #lugli-lara, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #volleyball, #women-and-girls

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Meghan Highlights Depression in Pregnancy, an Overlooked Danger

A wave of responses from women who have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts is shedding light on the stark differences between how pregnancy is perceived and lived.

#black-people, #depression-mental, #discrimination, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-families, #sexual-health-journal, #winfrey-oprah

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Why Black Women Are Rejecting Hospitals in Search of Better Births

Some mothers are seeking alternatives, worried about Covid-19 and racial inequities in health care.

#babies-and-infants, #black-people, #midwives-and-doulas, #new-jersey, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Underage Marriage Set to Rise as Covid-19 Crushes Dreams

The pandemic has worsened economic distress and other factors that lead to such unions. Studies show a clear link between marrying early and dying young.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-marriages, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nepal, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenage-pregnancy, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #women-and-girls, #youth

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Hilaria Baldwin and the Strange Allure of Celebrity Fertility

Why we can’t stop talking about her … whole thing.

#babies-and-infants, #celebrities, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #social-media, #surrogate-motherhood

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There’s a New Pregnancy Discrimination Bill in the House. This Time It Might Pass.

After eight years of stops and starts, a new ‘common sense’ bill will provide pregnant women with clear protections at work.

#democratic-party, #discrimination, #equal-employment-opportunity-commission, #house-of-representatives, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Absolutists Are Taking Over the Anti-Abortion Movement

Taking their cue from Trump, they are going all out to overturn Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #law-and-legislation, #national-right-to-life-committee, #politics-and-government, #porter-janet-1962, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roberts-john-g-jr, #south-carolina, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Defective Birth Control Blamed for Scores of Unwanted Pregnancies in Chile

The public health system delivered, and then quietly recalled, 276,890 potentially flawed packets of birth control pills. At least 140 women believe they got pregnant because of the error.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #chile, #pinera-sebastian, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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I Met My Husband on the Maternity Ward

He needed someone to cuddle him.

#babies-and-infants, #jamaica-west-indies, #love-emotion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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How Food Traditions Nourish New Moms

Parents still turn to old recipes and customs for postpartum recovery.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #families-and-family-life, #midwives-and-doulas, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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Gender-Reveal Device Explosion Kills Man in Liberty, N.Y., Police Say

The explosion in a garage killed Christopher Pekny and injured his brother on Sunday, officials said. Another brother described what happened as “the freakiest of freak accidents.”

#deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #gender, #gender-reveal-party, #liberty-ny, #parties-social, #pekny-christopher-d-2021, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives

Affordable birth control has disappeared, pushing many women into unplanned pregnancies at a time when they can barely feed the children they already have.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #caracas-venezuela, #chavez-hugo, #maduro-nicolas, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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When Vagisil Targeted Teens, the Backlash Was Swift

Experts say the brand’s new intimate care line shames young people and might even pose potential health risks.

#gynecology-and-gynecologists, #itching, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vagina, #women-and-girls

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Why the U.S. Needs the Romney Family Plan

America needs more babies. Public policy alone cannot deliver them, but it can help.

#birth-rates, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #romney-mitt, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #welfare-us

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The Case of the Serial Sperm Donor

One man, hundreds of children and a burning question: Why?

#artificial-insemination, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #meijer-jonathan-jacob, #netherlands, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sperm, #your-feed-science

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Pregnant Women May Receive Covid Vaccines Safely, W.H.O. Says

The change aligns the organization with the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Evidence Builds That Pregnant Women Pass Covid Antibodies to Newborns

A new study suggests that protective antibodies can be transferred through the placenta, and the baby may receive more of them if a mother is infected with Covid earlier in her pregnancy.

#antibodies, #babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #research, #university-of-pennsylvania

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Pregnant Women Get Conflicting Advice on Covid-19 Vaccines

The W.H.O. and the C.D.C. provide differing views, and experts partly blame a lack of data because expectant mothers have been excluded from clinical trials.

#american-college-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #medicine-and-health, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Poland Imposes Near-Total Ban on Abortion

A contentious ruling in Poland, which spurred thousands of women and their allies to protest, came into legal force on Wednesday.

#abortion, #europe, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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Celebrity Pregnancy Is Big Business

These days, content begins at conception.

#celebrities, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #social-media

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The Eggs I Sold, the Baby I Gained

Instead of lolling around in a lush pool of liquid, our baby was balled tight. Was there a connection to the eggs I had donated 10 years earlier?

#babies-and-infants, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #infertility, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Adoption Used to Be Hush-Hush. This Book Amplifies the Human Toll.

In “American Baby,” Gabrielle Glaser unravels family secrets and considers the motivations that wove them into American life in the first place.

#adoptions, #american-baby-a-mother-a-child-and-the-shadow-history-of-adoption-book, #babies-and-infants, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #foster-care, #glaser-gabrielle, #katz-margaret-erle-1944, #louise-wise-services, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rosenberg-david-1961-2014, #women-and-girls

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A Chinese Celebrity Scandal Puts Surrogate Births on Trial

The state news media excoriated an actress accused of abandoning babies born in the United States. Others say China’s limits on reproductive techniques at home are outdated.

#actors-and-actresses, #child-abandonment, #china, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #surrogate-motherhood, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #zhang-heng-television-producer, #zheng-shuang-1991

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Seoul’s Advice to Pregnant Women: Cook, Clean and Stay Attractive

The guidelines, published on a government website, have drawn a backlash from people who called them symbolic of anachronistic views in a patriarchal country.

#discrimination, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #seoul-south-korea, #women-and-girls

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Cooper Kupp of the Rams Manages Work-Life Balance During Covid

Covid-19 is forcing N.F.L. players and other pro athletes to make unusually hard decisions about work-life balance.

#football, #kupp-cooper-1993, #los-angeles-rams, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #work-life-balance

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The Sperm Kings Have a Problem: Too Much Demand

Many people want a pandemic baby, but some sperm banks are running low. So women are joining unregulated Facebook groups to find willing donors, no middleman required.

#artificial-insemination, #california-cryobank, #children-and-childhood, #facebook-inc, #genetics-and-heredity, #in-vitro-fertilization, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological, #social-media, #sperm, #women-and-girls

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Vanessa Kirby Has Been Waiting for a Role That Scares Her

For her first lead in a film, the actress wanted a character as challenging as many of those she’s played onstage. She found it in Kornel Mundruczo’s “Pieces of a Woman.”

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #kirby-vanessa-1988, #miscarriages, #movies, #mundruczo-kornel, #netflix-inc, #pieces-of-a-woman-movie, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol

The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health.

#agriculture-department, #alcoholic-beverages, #breastfeeding, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #health-and-human-services-department, #men-and-boys, #obesity, #oils-and-fats, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #science-and-technology, #united-states, #weight, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

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Dad Got the Vaccine, but No One Else Did — Yet

Vaccinated health workers must navigate another new normal: households in which not all family members are immunized.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #families-and-family-life, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Moms on the Frontlines

Health care workers are still fighting to keep their homes and communities safe.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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The Positive News Stories of 2020

In a bleak year, our listeners offer some brightness — from all over the world.

#birthdays, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #love-emotion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #the-daily-radio-program

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‘Such a Personal, Private Thing’: Rethinking the Home Pregnancy Test

The home pregnancy test has long been lauded for giving women privacy and autonomy. But that’s not the case for everyone who takes it.

#blindness, #gender, #innovation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #privacy, #royal-national-institute-of-blind-people-great-britain, #tests-medical, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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In Mexico, Midwives Step in as Covid Overshadows Childbirth

Midwives and doctors struggle to help women give birth safely during the grim days of the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #home-births, #hospitals, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #midwives-and-doulas, #photography, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-photojournalism

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The Psychic Toll of a Pandemic Pregnancy

Women who had Covid while expecting experienced guilt, shame and unhealthy levels of stress.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #maternal-mortality, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women May Opt to Receive the Vaccine

Although no coronavirus vaccine has been studied in these women, many scientists believe the benefits will outweigh any potential risks.

#breastfeeding, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #pfizer-inc, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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The Wild Ways Parents Preserve Their Kids’ Memories

There’s nothing wrong with collecting belly buttons, teeth and locks of hair. It’s just part of the process.

#breastfeeding, #children-and-childhood, #collectors-and-collections, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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My Pandemic Cat Had a Secret

First of all, she wasn’t a kitten …

#animal-behavior, #cats, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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18 Days After Giving Birth, Woman Dies From Covid-19

Erika Becerra, 33, was intubated almost immediately after she gave birth to her first son, Diego. Her brother said she never got to hold the boy.

#becerra-erika-d-2020, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #jama-network-open, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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