FeminismMedia & TechnologyParenting StylesPregnancy & ChildbirthSex & GenderSex and Sexuality

NY Post Is Wrong About Beyoncé

Naomi Schaefer Riley is no Beyoncé fan. According to Riley’s New York Post opinion piece, not only does Beyoncé have no business being a goddess, but there is only one way Beyoncé should view her pregnant body, and that’s with embarrassment. Riley has lots of opinions about celebrities. In the past, she’s called …

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Pregnancy & ChildbirthSex & Gender

A Very Grounded Parents Gender Reveal Video

Steph and Clay share their baby’s gender with the world Grounded Parents’ style. Video transcript: Katelyn and Ian: Our family’s gender reveal video! Steph and Clay’s gender reveal video, take 1 Steph: Hey honey, I made you a gender reveal cake. Clay: I love cake! I have heard about gender …

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

Grounded Pregnancy: Are You Planning to Breastfeed? And Other Personal Questions People Ask Pregnant People

Random Stranger: Are you planning to breastfeed your baby? Me: Wow, that’s a really personal question. I didn’t realize it was any of your business, but since we are clearly close friends, how often do you masturbate? Sadly, I haven’t responded this way. It’s on the running list of l’esprit de l’escalier …

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HealthPregnancy & Childbirth

Zika Virus: 5 Things We Know

Welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, a bimonthly column where I take a look at current research that may be of interest to parents. With Zika hitting the news again this week, I wanted to do a round up of the most current information about the transmission and risks, and …

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Mental HealthPregnancy & Childbirth

Grounded Pregnancy: Treating Depression During Pregnancy – What’s Safe?

Welcome to Grounded Pregnancy, the new series where I explore topics related to pregnancy and childbirth, without woo or natural childbirth bullshit. As an added bonus, you get to join me for the next few months, as I grow a tiny human in my uterus. Feel free to message me with …

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FeminismPregnancy & Childbirth

Grounded Pregnancy: It’s Okay to Not Be Beautiful

Content note: TMI, bodily functions, societal standards of beauty, fat shaming, bodily autonomy I was taking a break from throwing up and arguing with people on the internet when I saw it – an image of a woman standing by her hospital bed eating a meal, wearing only a pair of post partum …

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HealthPregnancy & Childbirth

Grounded Pregnancy: Evidence-based Advice for Morning Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Welcome to my new series, Grounded Pregnancy, where I will explore topics related to pregnancy and childbirth, without the woo or natural childbirth bullshit found all over the Internet. As an added bonus, you get to join me for the next eight months, as I grow a tiny human in my uterus. TMI note: As amazing …

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FeminismFertilityPregnancy & Childbirth

Being Pro-choice is Not Just About Supporting Abortion Rights

I was at Target with our four children (ages three to nine) when I heard the whispered comment: The condom aisle is that way. You do know how those things are made, right? My face filled with heat, and I turned to respond, but realized that he was gone, and I …

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Pregnancy & ChildbirthScience

Paternal Epigenetics, Fetal Development and Lifestyle Factors (Oh my!)

Welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”, an (allegedly) twice a month column where we discuss new research that may be of interest to parents or anyone who spends a lot of time around kids. This week, I ran across a really interesting paper called “Influence of paternal preconception exposures …

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

Stop Treating My C-Section Like a Tragedy

In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month, I’ve been seeing a lot of articles promoting awareness and acceptance of the procedure, which is nice. From photoshoots of post-partum c-section scars to personal accounts of birth stories, I like reading about and increasing awareness about parents who have had c-sections (including myself). …

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