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Hyperemesis is Serious Business, Whether You’re a Princess or a Pauper

Kate Middleton

Hyperemesis is no stroll in the palace park. Kate may be a princess, but she is also human. Women of every race, class, and income level face risks in pregnancy and put their bodies on the line every time they get pregnant. The only differences between the princess and the pauper are that one has proper food, nutrition, and care and the other has none.

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Judge Mandates Mentally-Disabled Nevada Woman Continue Her Pregnancy

A judge has ruled that the pregnant Nevada woman should continue her pregnancy as her legal guardians requested.

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Alarmist Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Trumping Efforts to Help Teen Parents Succeed

The latest CDC data about teen pregnancy rates on the decline gets much attention while the conditions that could be improved to help all parents succeed are ignored.

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Why Have Kids, British Midwives, and Anti-Contraception Nuttery

An online video puts every crappy anti-contraception argument in one place. “Call the Midwife” makes reproductive health care policy exciting, and Jessica Valenti asks why have kids.

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California Anti-Shackling Law Awaits Brown’s Signature

photo courtesy of jeaneeem via Flickr

The California legislature unanimously passed a bill banning the use of restraints on pregnant women. Will the governor sign it?

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If Every Congressman Had To Take This Test, Birth Control Would Be 100% Free For All Tomorrow

Via UpWorthy: “All Dr. Andrew Rochford wanted to find out whether women or men have higher pain thresholds. His method of testing? Personally undergoing simulated labor pains by attaching low-voltage electrodes to his abdominal muscles….Dudes, if you’re watching this, prepare to gain a whole new level of respect for the women in your lives.”

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Belly Up to the Bar: Pregnancy Tests, Vending Machines, and Access to Contraception

Women’s private and public spheres converged in the bathroom of a bar in Mankato, MN with the recent installation of a pregnancy test vending machine.

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A Transgender Father Challenges Breastfeeding Norms

Transgenderd father Trevor MacDonald and his son

Trevor MacDonald, a trans father in Canada who has breastfed his son for over a year, was rejected by La Leche League as a volunteer leader because of his gender identity.

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Is It Safe? Asking the Wrong Question in the Home Birth Debate

Recent conversations have focused on the question of whether home birth is safe. Here is why it’s the wrong question to be asking. 

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Bei Bei Shuai Rejects Plea Deal: She “Wants To Clear Her Name”

Attorney Linda Pence (left) and Bei Bei Shuai. WISH Photo.

The Indiana woman accused of killing her fetus by ingesting rat poison has rejected the state’s offer to let her plea down to feticide from murder.

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