Pregnancy

The GOP’s Health Care Plan Would Seriously Raise the Cost of Having a Baby

Essential health benefits are targeted.<p>The cost of having a baby could skyrocket if House Republicans make a reported change to their health care …

Maternity

GOP hardliners demand maternity benefits be nixed from healthcare bill

House Freedom Caucus, which does not back current plan, wants to remove 10 ‘essential health benefits’ guaranteed by Affordable Care Act health insurances<p>The Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of maternity benefits in the insurance marketplace appears in doubt after a group of hardline conservatives …

Health Care

This is a photo of lawmakers discussing taking away maternity coverage

You may notice a certain group of people missing.<p>On Thursday, a bunch of men met at the White House to discuss taking away potentially millions of women’s coverage for pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care.<p>The White House meeting was broadly about the American Health Care Act, the Republican bill …

Maternity

Not only does Reese Witherspoon's daughter look identical to her, apparently her son does too

This is freaky, right?<p>We all know that Reese Witherspoon looks IDENTICAL to her teenage daughter Ava, right?<p>I mean, come on… what is this witchcraft? How can a 41 year old look the same as a 17 year old? Mind blowing stuff.<p>So that’s crazy ‘n’ all, but be prepared to have your mind blown even …

Hollywood

Being An Older Mom Comes With Some Major Advantages

Children of older mothers are less likely to face harsh discipline, and more likely to thrive.<p>Women in developed countries are waiting longer than ever to get pregnant ― and that may actually be a good thing for their children, according to new research.<p>Women are usually told that getting pregnant …

Parenting

"I Love My Baby, but I Hate Pregnancy," Says Whitney Port

Whitney Port might have a reputation for being down to earth and seriously likable, but when we meet in a small café in West Village to discuss her …

Morning Sickness

Twitter Can't Handle Trump's Apparent Love for Trucks

Beep beep!<p>President Donald Trump really loves trucks.<p>If you don't believe me, look no further than this photo of him wearing a pin that says "I <3 Trucks" during a meeting with a group of truckers and trucking CEOs on Thursday, during which he enthusiastically pretended to drive a truck parked in …

Political Satire

Starbucks Gives Corporate Employees 3 Times More Maternity Leave Than Baristas

And now some hourly workers are fighting back against the inequality.<p>Starbucks grabbed headlines and accolades earlier this year for giving its hourly workers parental leave, but few people paid attention to the inequality baked into the fine print: The coffee giant is providing vastly better …

Parental Leave

Spicer Denies That Ending Maternity Care Guarantee Would Mean Women Pay More For Health Care

He's wrong.<p>White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday defended the idea of taking away guaranteed maternity coverage in health insurance, denying that it would mean women must pay relatively more for their health care.<p>He’s wrong about that. Ending the guarantee could mean slightly lower …

Maternity

UK maternity pay amongst worst in Europe with mums offered six weeks - compared to six MONTHS in Croatia

The UK is almost bottom of a European league table for maternity leave, according to a new study.<p>Research by the TUC found that the UK ranks 22 out …

Maternity Leave

Several home pregnancy tests recalled after false negative results reported

Family planning clinic alerts regulator to product’s deficiencies, leading to market sweep exposing more faulty devices<p>A commercially available, home-use pregnancy test has been recalled in Australia after producing false negative results, prompting a sweep of the market that led to a further nine …

Why We Still Don’t Have Paid Parental Leave

Most Americans agree we should have paid leave for taking care of a baby or sick family members, reports the New York <i>Times</i>. They just can’t agree on …

Parental Leave

Republicans ready to strip away maternity, mental health, pediatric care and more

On Wednesday, the Republican plan to strip away health care from millions was headed for failure because, for the furthest extremes of the party, it …

Maternity

People Are Really Upset That Kylie Jenner Gave Her Blushes Scandalous Names

Did she go too far for her young fans?<p>Kylie Jenner got fans freaking out when she announced she was coming out with her first full line of blushes. Each matte shade comes with Kylie's signature "drip" design in a compact that matches the color of the blush. It also comes with names that some people …

Celebrity News

69% of Americans say dads need paid paternity leave, study shows

All Americans don’t have access to paid family leave, but a new Pew Research Center study shows they want it — for moms and dads.<p>A Pew survey of U.S. adults published Thursday shows 82% of Americans think mothers should have paid maternity leave and 69% of fathers should have paid paternity leave. …

Paternity Leave

Arizona mom gives birth to healthy quadruplets

When Kylie Szafranski was told she would behaving quadruplets, shock went through her mind and 29 weeks later, her family grew by four.<p>"Shock, definitely a lot of shock," she said. "It's real now, they're here, it's real tangible... tiny humans."<p>Emery, Damon, Gideon and Theo are currently in the …

Obstetrics

BBC - Earth - A dog has given birth to the first identical twin puppies

Outside of humans and one species of armadillo, identical twins seem to be vanishingly rare. Now for the first time a dog has given birth to a pair<p>It seemed like a normal day for Kurt de Cramer, a vet in a busy veterinary practice in South Africa's Rant en Dal Animal Hospital in Mogale City.<p>He was …

Dogs

Did you breastfeed your child for the first six months?

Public Health England recommends exclusive breastfeeding for a baby’s first six months, but most women stop after two. Tell us about your experiences<p>Less than half of all women in England are still breastfeeding two months after giving birth, according to data from the NHS and Public Health England …

Babies

17 Absolutely Infuriating Examples of Mansplaining

NOPE.<p>Pretty much every woman and gender-nonconforming person on the planet has been the victim of mansplaining — a.k.a. when a man condescendingly explains something to you in a manner that suggests you can't possibly know what he's talking about.<p>And in order to further prove just how prevalent …

Feminism

HR news, jobs & blogs | Human resources jobs, news & events - People Management

<b>But it’s not ‘financially feasible or sensible’ for dads to share childcare at present</b><p>Working fathers should be “made” to take parental leave to help …

Parental Leave

Why the UK's first surrogate mother says the law must be changed

When Kim Cotton agreed to carry and give birth to a child for an infertile couple from the US, she didn’t know she going to become the UK’s first …

Babies

Mama June Gets Emotional Saying Goodbye to Her Daughters Before Her Skin Removal Surgery

"Going into this surgery without them by my side is going to be really hard."<p>Mama June Shannon has had her fair share of struggles throughout her weight loss journey, but the most difficult part of the whole thing so far has been balancing her health goals with being a full-time mom.<p>In a new clip …

Health

A Pregnant Woman Goes on a Killing Spree at Her Fetus's Behest in 'Prevenge' | Broadly

Meet Ruth: newly widowed, about-to-burst pregnant, and on a murderous tear through a U.K. suburb inspired by her homicidal fetus, who—from the womb—instructs mom to slice through the people she thinks were responsible for dad's untimely death.<p>Such is the premise of the gleefully gory prenatal …

President Trump Demands "Make-or-Break" Vote on Obamacare Repeal

The vote has been postponed to Friday.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails.<p>The risky move, part gamble and …

Health Care

Family before Fampany

Learning the importance of parental leave the hard way<p>Wednesdays are the one morning I don’t immediately rush into the studio. Normally I walk out …

Parental Leave

Canada’s new 18-month parental leave offers flexibility — but comes with a catch

Canada will offer the option of taking an 18-month parental leave, expanded from 12 months.

Parental Leave

Canada introduces 18-month parental leave, but what's the catch?

Canadian moms and dads will soon be able to choose an extended 18-month parental leave thanks to billions of dollars earmarked for child care in the …

Parental Leave

#500FAMILY

Recently, a 500 colleague posted this on social media:<p><i>“Diversity and equality is NOT about women who succeed because they sacrifice everything else</i> …

Parental Leave

UK lags behind Europe on maternity leave, TUC says

New mothers in Britain receive just six weeks of decently-paid entitlements, study reveals.<p>The UK is in the "relegation zone" when it comes to …

Maternity Leave

The New Health-Care Bill Could Mean Insurance Doesn’t Have to Cover Pregnancy

During a hearing on the American Health Care Act earlier this month, Representative John Shimkus voiced one of the most common beefs conservatives …

Obstetrics