Healthy Pregnancy

Things You Should Do Before Your Baby Is Born

Diagnosis

The beginning of pregnancy may be detected in a number of different ways, either by a pregnant woman without medical testing, or by using medical tests with or without the assistance of a medical professional. Most pregnant women experience a number of symptoms, which...

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Initiation

Pregnancy occurs as the result of the female gamete or oocyte merging with the male gamete, spermatozoon, in a process referred to, in medicine, as "fertilization", or more commonly known as "conception". After the point of fertilization, it is referred to as a zygote...

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In Response To Christy And The #NotMyMarch Supporters

In response to the millions of women who participated in the Women’s Marches yesterday, there’s a Facebook rebuttal going around by a woman named Christy. Apparently, there are quite a few women who agree with her. The summary: Christy doesn’t need this march....

You Don’t Need To Fawn All Over A Man For Just Being A Dad

“I was so tired last night I went to bed and woke up in the exact same position. I didn’t even move all night,” my husband told me over the phone as I was walking through a funky boutique with my girlfriends a few states away during a girls’...

I Got Married 18 Years Ago, And Now I Want A Hipster Wedding Do-Over

As the waves gently crashed near the jetty where we were standing, I looked over and realized my now husband was on his knee, presenting me with an engagement ring. I immediately started to cry and somehow managed to get the word, “Yes!” out of my mouth as beachgoers...

It’s Time To Stop Celebrating Everything With Food

I grew up in the rural Midwest, America’s heartland, where every occasion is marked with a meal. New baby? You get cakes and casseroles. A death in the family? Same, with a few meat-and-cheese trays thrown in. Graduations, birthday parties, housewarming celebrations,...

Photos From The Women’s March on Washington That Give Us Life

It’s been a day since the Women’s March on Washington and we just can’t get enough of the incredible images pouring in. Here’s your evening dose of female empowerment! © AZN Media 2017 © Erin DelConte 2017 © AZN Media 2017 © Erin DelConte 2017...

I Always Ask This Question Before Playdates, And You Should Too

I remember the first time I asked a parent I hardly knew, “Do you have any guns in your house?” it felt super awkward. I was convinced that she would think I was a lunatic, or a totally uptight parent, and that she was making mental notes to never let her...

Finding Childcare Has Become A Competitive Sport

Before kids, I worked part-time as a college professor. It sounds like a fancy job, but it wasn’t really. The kids called me “professor,” but I wasn’t on salary and collected a pretty meager part-time paycheck. After my first son was born, I took the semester off...

I’ve Got 8 Reasons Why Periods Are Complete Bullsh*t

Periods are bullshit. I have managed to dodge this bitch for the last two years and suddenly (thanks to the dwindling nursing relationship with my youngest), the dreaded Aunt Flo has decided it’s time to return. And ooohhh, she is mad girl! I did not miss this...

Yesterday Proved Protest Is A Family Affair

Plenty of kids attended marches all over the world Protesting in yesterday’s March on Washington and in sister marches in 600 cities all over the world was more than an event for just women. So many families attended together, with kids carrying their own signs...

A 6-Year-Old Was One Of The March’s Most Inspiring Speakers

Her words inspired people of all ages Millions of women marched in protest yesterday, grandmothers and young women and straight moms and gay moms and teenagers and even small children, all of whom got the experience of a lifetime. One of those small children even...