Posts tagged " pregnancy "

Puppy parental leave is a real thing and I can’t even

February 21st, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories A brewery that recently opened its doors in Columbus, Ohio, has become the first company in the U.S. to offer paid parental leave — for dog parents, that is. BrewDog, which is based in Scotland, announced its new policy last week. “Yes, having dogs in our offices makes everyone else… Read more »

You won’t believe this lawmaker’s advice to pregnant workers

February 13th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories A South Dakota lawmaker has some interesting advice for workers who aren’t offered pregnancy-related accommodations on the job: “It’s not prison. You can quit.” Oh yes, he did. Rep. Wayne H. Steinhauer was among a group of  lawmakers who voted last week to shelve a bill (HB1120,) which would have… Read more »

“I’ll never forget what you did for me and my baby”

October 19th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories October 15th was National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day. That particular day is bittersweet for any parent who has suffered a loss, this year it was especially hard for a woman named Jacinta Masters.                         *Masters and now 2-year-old daughter Charlotte. At 25 weeks pregnant Jacinta found… Read more »

Here’s what doctors should call pregnant women over 35

October 14th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Maggie Downs posted in Mom Stories When I was pregnant with my son, I was 37 and healthy. Then, during one of my doctor’s visits, the nurse practitioner casually referred to me as “AMA.” I’m more familiar with Reddit than medical lingo, so my first thought was “ask me anything,” before I quickly realized… Read more »

Surgery during pregnancy is low risk, study shows

October 12th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Claudia Boyd-Barrett posted in Mom Stories If you’re unfortunate enough to need surgery while you’re pregnant, don’t worry. Non-childbirth related surgery is unlikely to harm your baby or your chances of a healthy delivery, a new study shows. Researchers at Imperial College London examined a decade-worth of data on almost 6.5 million pregnancies in… Read more »

My kid jumped on my pregnant belly and gave me a fright

September 29th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Kelly Wilbanks posted in Mom Stories I waited on the phone for the advice nurse, hoping my ’bout of tummy troubles’ wasn’t hiding something worse. What had me really concerned was the day before my 52- pound 4-year-old playfully jumped on me as I was lying on my side. I’m basically a slug between… Read more »

The uncensored story of my first week as a mother

September 28th, 2016 Posted by Breastfeeding, Misc No Comment yet

by Joanna Venditti posted in Mom Stories I remember walking laps around my neighbourhood. Thinking that I couldn’t do this one more day. I was 39 weeks pregnant with my first child, my son. Relentless bolts of sciatic nerve pain shot down my left side. My hips felt like a wish bone being pulled apart…. Read more »

You won’t believe this blatant pregnancy discrimination

September 26th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories You’d think by 2016, blatant pregnancy discrimination in the workplace would be a thing of the past,  right? Wrong. A California business is facing charges for pregnancy discrimination after it refused to give women returning from maternity leave their jobs back. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has… Read more »

From hospital to road trips with your baby, here’s what to pack

September 26th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Joanna Venditti posted in Mom Stories Pre-babies, I didn’t have to put a lot of thought into what to bring when I went out the door. I could just grab my keys, phone, and wallet and I was off. But when you’re a new parent, you can’t just get up and go. If you’re… Read more »

Fed up mom explains what NOT to say to a pregnant woman

July 10th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom Stories “Wow, you’re huge!” “You must be due any minute now!” And then there’s every expectant mom’s favorite question: “Are you sure it’s not twins?!” If you’ve ever been pregnant, chances are you’ve heard comments like these. I remember getting the second one from a complete stranger when I… Read more »