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Martha McSally: Women in the military get pregnant to “skirt” deployment | Salon.com

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Arizona Republican senator and former Air Force combat pilot Martha McSally once published an academic paper in which she said military servicewomen should be counseled against the “foolishness of entering into a lifetime commitment (motherhood)” to avoid deployment, and called for the Pentagon to repeal the policy that allows women to use pregnancy as an excuse to “skirt” their commitment. The article, titled “Women in Combat: Is the Current Policy Obsolete?” appeared in a 2007 edition of the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy. At the time, McSally, the first female combat pilot in U.S. history — and the first-ever losing Senate candidate to immediately receive a Senate seat — was […]

Mom Who Lost Limbs After Childbirth, Sues Hospital for Negligence

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A mom from Canada gave birth to her first child, only to begin a battle for her life. Lindsey Hubley, was a previously healthy woman before she delivered baby Myles on March 2, this year in Halifax, with her fiancé Mike Sampson, CBS News reported. But just four days later, Hubley became extremely ill and was rushed to the hospital. The new mom was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, more widely known as “flesh-eating bacteria” as doctors said her body was going into “severe septic shock,” according to a GoFundMe page set up by her family. After surgery, doctors put her in an induced coma […]

Women Are Using Menstrual Cups to Get Pregnant Faster and It Might Work | Parents

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When you’ve decided it’s time to pull the goalie, get down to business, and make a baby, you and your partner will likely be open to trying a variety of strategies, whether they’re from medical literature or old wives’ tales. Sure, you’ve heard about putting your legs up in the air or maybe even eating good fats when you’re trying to get pregnant, but one of the trendiest TTC tricks right now may very well be using a menstrual cup, or more specifically, SoftCup.  The device is best known as an eco-friendly, reusable alternative to tampons, but through word of mouth and […]

Postpartum depression: FDA approves first-ever drug to treat severe depression after childbirth | abc7.com

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For the first time, the FDA has approved a drug for new mothers who suffer from postpartum depression. This content was originally published here.

How Women Over 50 Are Getting Pregnant

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Maria Lancaster had already suffered through a handful of failed pregnancies in her late 30s and early 40s, and she remembers the despair she felt after she miscarried at 46, but she was determined to try again. Wanting a baby more than ever, Lancaster purchased a white wooden cradle and placed it next to her bed. Around the same time, her husband — a fan of Christian talk radio — heard the story of a woman who had just given birth through a radically new approach to fertility. When he got home, he burst into the kitchen to tell Lancaster […]

88-Year-Old Woman Has Emotional Reunion With Daughter She Was Told Died During Childbirth—And We’re Sobbing 😭

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In 1949, Genevieve Purinton, then 18 years old, had a baby. When she asked to see her daughter, she was told it had died in childbirth, but it was actually taken away from her and put in an orphanage. The baby, Connie Moultroup, would later be adopted by a California family and would go on to live a full life, only finding out at 69 who her mother was and how they might meet. Moultroup was able to track down her birth mother with an Ancestry DNA kit, a Christmas gift from 2017. The results revealed the name of her […]

‘World’s Most Identical Twins’ Want To Get Pregnant At The Same Time To The Same Man – LADbible

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Identical twins go through life sharing a helluva lot – their birthday, their looks, even a womb for nine months. But it turns out this pair of twin sisters from Australia share all that, plus a boyfriend. Anna and Lucy De Cinque – self-proclaimed to be the ‘world’s most identical twinsidentical twins’ – found they shared the same taste when it came to seeking the perfect guy and are now both in a relationship with the same man. The trio have been in this pretty unique situation since 2012, and seven years on they want to take things to the […]

Where Doulas Calm Nerves and Bridge Cultures During Childbirth – The New York Times

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Last year, 28 percent of the women who gave birth in Sweden had been born in another country. Research shows that immigrants from low-income countries are six times more likely to die of pregnancy-related illnesses or complications than their Sweden-born counterparts and more than twice as likely to have a serious childbirth-related problem — such as shock from hemorrhage or septicemia, heart failure or severe eclampsia. Sweden ranks high among countries for the quality antenatal care, but it still struggles to ensure equal pregnancy and childbirth care for all. Factors contributing to the higher mortality rate among some immigrants include […]

Dem Candidate Promises Abortion Access For Trans Females Who Cannot Get Pregnant

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The Democrat debates were certain to be a comedy routine full of insane promises and impossible expectations from the dozens of candidates. But on Wednesday night, during the first debate, one man stood out with his insanity far in front of the others with one proposal. Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro said he not only believes in a woman’s right to an abortion, he believes in a transgender female’s (a man who has become a woman) right to abortion. Advertisement – story continues below We know it could be confusing, but a transgender female still has a male anatomy, even after […]

Kareena Kapoor Khan: Tired after childbirth, I asked Saif to give Taimur kangaroo love

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Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was in Delhi, on Sunday, to be a panellist for discussion on ways to eliminate preventable neonatal deaths, said, “I chose to celebrate Mother’s Day on this stage with other eminent people because my son (Taimur) is celebrating Father’s Day with his father. It’s because of this support that I’m here today,” said the 37-year-old actor. Kareena, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Advocate, spoke about girl-child education, and emphasised on the significance of family support in a child’s upbringing. “I’ve been lucky [and] give utmost credit to Saif (Saif Ali Khan — her husband, actor). […]