Utah governor signs bill requiring biological fathers to share the cost of pregnancy sltrib.com/news/2021/03/1…
👍︎ 32k
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 20 2021
🚨︎ report
Researchers have found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana, stays in breast milk for up to six weeks, further supporting the recommendations to abstain from marijuana use during pregnancy and while a mother is breastfeeding. childrenscolorado.org/abo…
👍︎ 68k
📰︎ r/science
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 14 2021
🚨︎ report
Women deserve to know the side effects of pregnancy!!!

I've never been pregnant, but I'm in my 20s and some people in my life are starting to ask and pressure me about kids, both subtly and openly.

Thing is, I've been hearing about pregnancy and motherhood my whole life, and have always been implicitly or explicitly expected to have kids. I'm not against the idea, but it's crazy to me that no woman in my family, health teacher, doctor, OBGYN, ANYONE has made it a point to explain to me the lifelong effects of pregnancy, even though everyone wants me to go through with it. The female friends I've talked to about this- even the ones who have kids now- say they've had the same experience.

Everyone hears about cravings, the pain of childbirth, morning sickness, and maybe some have heard about postpartum depression. Maybe.

But nobody has ever talked about chronic hemorrhoids, hair and skin changes, persistent infections, pelvic organ prolapse, rectovaginal tearing, nose and gum bleeding, permanent incontinence or constipation, permanent high risk of hernia, heart problems, and the list goes on and on and on. These are just things my few friends who have had kids and my own mom have experienced, and it's not even the whole list.

I know of so many women who have had children not knowing how it would wreak havoc on their bodies. They weren't prepared or educated, and many felt shame seeking treatment because they felt like they were alone in their problems.

We deserve to be informed before making decisions that will change our lives. Young girls deserve to be educated honestly about pregnancy. It's fucking crazy how little doctors and teachers feel the need to explain before sending people out into a lifetime of being pressured to have children.

Edit: I don't mean to malign or discourage pregnancy in any way. Tons of women have healthy pregnancies and no long-term issues. And any person considering parenthood should do their own research. In my personal life I've spoken with many women who didn't know it was even possible to have long term side effects, so they didn't know to ask. Some have had doctors that downplay or ignore pregnancy related/exasterbated conditions. All I'm advocating for is honest education.

👍︎ 27k
💬︎
👤︎ u/mintleaff
📅︎ Mar 09 2021
🚨︎ report
In 2009, Colorado began offering teens free IUD's without parental consent. Teen pregnancy fell by 54%. Teen abortions fell by 64%. For every $1 spent on the program, CO saved nearly $6 on labor & delivery, child care & food stamps. This is how to reduce abortions. Pro life voters should take note. denverpost.com/2017/11/30…
👍︎ 136k
💬︎
📅︎ Feb 21 2021
🚨︎ report
Thanks I hate pregnancy test
👍︎ 65k
📰︎ r/TIHI
💬︎
👤︎ u/DJLazer_69
📅︎ Mar 23 2021
🚨︎ report
I got some sound pregnancy advice from a guy at work today...

"You're a beautiful girl! Make sure you use a lot of lotion around your stomach and hips. My wife and daughter didn't. They both got big, ugly, purple stretchmarks all over! Must have been a half inch thick!!"

Thank you Bob. 7.5 months pregnant for the first time. Im worried about everything and you've reminded me of something that is 90% genetic and out of my control. Its 1030pm and I should be sleeping. instead im thinking about what my post baby body might look like and worrying if my husband will secretly feel the same way you do. Fuck. You.

Edit: hey guys! Geeze, thanks so much for all the love and support. Its really sweet to wake up and see so many people here can relate to my worries, reminded me of what's truly important right now, reminded me my husband isn't Bob, did validate how inappropriate this felt and why it made me upset and in general went full bearmom on behalf of my silly vanity. Thanks ladies and guys for the stories, warm wishes and awards.

I saw some people say Bob was just trying to help. I will say hes a pain in the ass but not a terrible human being. The thing of it is that he's got no right to comment on my body. Its creepy and unwelcome. Being pregnant is hard. You dont need people reminding you how judged you will be after you give birth before you are even holding your baby. Every woman knows this feeling and it hurts. We see women with trainers, chefs and nannys who bounce back in a month and are are wildly praised for it in the media and most of us want that too but its just not realistic. I get that you think Bob was trying to be helpful but hes part of the problem of making normal women feel bad about their bodies after child birth and it needs to stop. Men dont pick apart wounded veterans for their scars. Women deserve the same respect and compassion.

👍︎ 18k
💬︎
📅︎ Feb 24 2021
🚨︎ report
AITA for calling my parents insensitive after their reaction toward my late brother’s wife’s pregnancy test?

My older brother passed away almost two months ago and the feelings are still very fresh. My sister in law (his wife) is staying at my parents house right now because she still can’t set foot in their apartment.

I (29M) live a few houses down from my parents so I’m over all the time right now being there with them so we all have that support.

2 weeks ago my SIL was getting sick. Throwing up and stuff but grief makes it hard to eat sometimes. I know because I’ve dropped 5 pounds and can’t eat much either.

But since this only recently started happening to her my mom became ecstatic out of nowhere and said maybe she’s pregnant.

This really freaked my SIL out and she honestly looked terrified. My parents went on talking about how beautiful it would be to have a baby right now and it’s my brother’s “parting gift.” This did not make her happy at all.

She bought a pregnancy test that same day and it was negative. SIL was relieved but my parents were not. My mom told her to wait another week because sometimes it takes a while for the hormones to change or something like that.

Again came back negative. My mom is still insisting she’s pregnant and SIL has an appointment tmrw to confirm but she’s pretty certain she’s not. At dinner yesterday all they would talk about is the baby and SIL admitted she doesn’t want a child right now.

This really angered my mom and she said my SIL was being very cruel for not wanting her “child.”

It started upsetting SIL and looked like she was gonna cry so I told them to stop it already. She left the table and I called them out for being insensitive. I said they don’t get she just lost her husband, do you really think she wants to be a single mom right now on top of what she’s going through?

And why would they want this pregnancy when that’ll mean their grandkid will grow up without their father? I was pretty red in the face telling them this because it really got to me.

All week I’ve told them to leave her alone about this because it’s obviously been too much for SIL and they just wouldn’t stop. Even when she tells them she doesn’t wanna talk about it. This made my mom emotional too and told me I don’t understand because I’m not a parent.

Then my dad got mad at me for reacting that way when they just want to be happy about the possibility of having a grandchild. But to me, it’s been pointed out to them that SIL isn’t happy about this so why push it and make her uncomfortable?

My parents are still mad at me. Dad does

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 6k
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 18 2021
🚨︎ report
Forced pregnancy, marriage are now recognized war crimes in latest hague conviction. The landmark war crimes case expands the world’s collective understanding of how sexual and gender-based violence is used as a tactic of war. theswaddle.com/forced-pre…
👍︎ 43k
📰︎ r/worldnews
💬︎
📅︎ Feb 16 2021
🚨︎ report
Baby Born With COVID-19 Antibodies. A healthcare worker received the first dose of her Moderna vaccine at 36 weeks of pregnancy. When the baby was born, doctors detected COVID-19 antibodies in the umbilical cord. journal.medizzy.com/baby-…
👍︎ 5k
📰︎ r/medizzy
💬︎
👤︎ u/Surgeox
📅︎ Mar 22 2021
🚨︎ report
It’s selfish to continue a pregnancy if the baby is so sick that the doctors recommend termination.

There was a news story a couple years ago where a very prominantent pro-birther in my area learned that her baby’s brain didn’t develop and her doctor recommended termination. The news story was basically “How dare a medical professional say such a thing; my baby is perfect to me.” A lot of people called her a “hero” for continuing the pregnancy and giving birth. The baby died before her first birthday.

If doctors are recommending termination, nature has decided the baby isn’t going to make it. Generally speaking, there are two instances where the parents decide to continue the pregnancy anyway. Either a) the parents are in total denial about the situation and are pretending it isn’t happening or b) the parents are putting their ideology/religious beliefs first. It is truly sad and horrible when babies die in this way, no one should ever have to go through this, but it is delaying the inevitable and forcing your child to needlessly suffer is cruel and selfish.

Obviously everyone has the right to make this decision for themselves and their children but I do think you’re a bad person if you put your own beliefs above your children. I think the woman in the news story is a bad mom who doesn't care about her kids.

👍︎ 40k
💬︎
📅︎ Jan 30 2021
🚨︎ report
PSA on pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood

I like to read asshole-tagged AITA posts. There has been a concerning amount of posts about men being upset that their partners - after giving birth - aren’t taking proper care of themselves, don’t return to their pre-pregnancy body, and/or aren’t paying enough attention to them, the men.

To anyone - of any gender - here is a PSA. Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood is not romantic. While there are moments of overwhelming love, it is mainly messy and exhausting, with no clear rule book. Pregnancy changes a woman’s body, usually permanently. She gains weight and/or weight shifts, she acquires stretch marks, things bunch that never bunched before, boobs inflate and then deflate like a child’s sad balloon, hair and skin dry out or become increasingly oily, even the smell of her breath can be affected by pregnancy.

Childbirth can be easy-peasy, traumatic, or anywhere in between. A woman deals w indescribable pain and then stretches, shits, pushes, recoils, and screams a baby out of her. Sometimes she’s sliced opened. Incontinence is a common issue after childbirth and for many much longer (I still pee if I laugh or cough too hard, and my youngest is 5). She’s stitched up “down there.” Her boobs are engorged. Some women develop infections in any number of wounds (vaginal, c-section, mastitis). Her hormones make her feel crazy, helpless, anxious, angry, overwhelmed, grateful, and loved and loving ALL AT ONCE. She’s tired. She has a little helpless human depending completely on her. She needs help. She is not here to make sure your dick feels important.

Some woman bounce back like Heidi Klum. Some women love pregnancy and even childbirth. Some women have infants who sleep through the night. Some women are single mothers right from the start (props). But those of us with partners and average experiences will spend two to three years recovering from pregnancy, childbirth, and the infant years. There’s a reason they call them the dark years. And I LOVED my kids’ baby years but also have a husband who helped out, put aside his own needs, and still looks at me like I’m a goddam goddess.

If none of the above sounds appealing to you then don’t have kids. Full stop. I have mad respect for Leonardo DiCaprio. He likes young, beautiful women. He doesn’t marry them. He doesn’t have babies with them. If that’s your deal then do you, do Leo. But don’t expect your woman to carry a baby for 9-10 months, push it out or have it cut out, care for it and you (and oftentime

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 13k
💬︎
📅︎ Feb 27 2021
🚨︎ report
After my husband and I trying for over ten years, four miscarriages and many broken hearted tears I finally had my dream come true. Almost lost her due to a rare liver disease caused by pregnancy. Was induced at 35 wks and after 19 days in the NICU my baby is finally home. My heart is so full. reddit.com/gallery/lezp5w
👍︎ 77k
💬︎
👤︎ u/AshleyGil
📅︎ Feb 08 2021
🚨︎ report
People mock us for having lots of pets, but will congratulate Karen for her 5th pregnancy.

My partner and I are 26 and we love animals, especially rodents. We currently have 7, all rescued, and they take a very big place in our hearts and everyday lives. We've had rats, Guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and mice. Before getting any of them we have spent weeks looking for what was the best for them. We've built big, almost 2 meters long terrariums for our lil' diggers from some ikea glass displays. We've bought a 200€ cage for our rats. We order the best artisanal food online for them, an expensive brand. We buy them lots of toys, hammocks, etc., always looking online to see if that's dangerous or not for them. We talk to them a lot, pet them, they get out of their habitat for a freewalk everyday. We have 2 vet clinics who know us and our furballs very well and we keep an very high emergency fund in case someone needs a surgery or any other expensive vet visit (which has happened a lot along the years). Last week alone we've had a 110€ vet bill because one of our gerbils had broken his upper tooth and needed some surgery and meds.

We love them so much. We even have an emergency plan in case we have to evacuate the building. My babies were born in awful places, treated awfully by awful people. They deserve the best stuff, the best love and the best peace we can give them.

Yet, we often get mocked by stupid people because we treat our pets "too well". "You have way too many of them", "they don't need cages that big" (spoiler: yeah, they do), "why do you talk to him, he's just a hamster", etc etc. It never ends. People especially freak out when we tell them we've 7. They think we're crazy. But yet we still live in a very nice 2 bedrooms clean apartment; even with the amount of money we have to spend monthly for our fur babies we still have way more than enough to buy ourselves nice stuff, fill the fridge, our two cars, video games, books, and, before covid, travel as much as we want. And keep in mind that we're not rich either, I'm a teacher so I don't earn that much money really.

So people will mock such a way of life, financially and emotionally stable, ask us when we are going to have "real" children, but will congratulate fecking Karen who is pregnant with her 5th kid and have no job nor any money? Feck breeders and this natalist mentality.

👍︎ 5k
📰︎ r/childfree
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 13 2021
🚨︎ report
Today I terminated my first pregnancy

I’m 20 years old and I got an abortion this morning. I am so proud of myself for taking it like a champ.

It was a pretty painful procedure but it was quick and I had my good ole friend laughing gas for support. When it was over, the nurse asked me how i’m feeling and I looked at her and go,

“I have never felt so euphoric and relieved in my life.”

She gave me a hug and told me she was so glad to hear that I felt so good. I went to the recovery room where I saw two young women (Probably in their late teen years but couldn’t be older than that.) who were crying. I felt bad as I was sitting there obnoxiously vacuuming up crackers because I had horrible nausea and haven’t been able to keep anything down the past 8 weeks.

But I didn’t feel bad, I was grateful I wasn’t crying. I felt a lot of empathy for those two women and all the women who fall on the side of the coin that is emotional pain afterwards.

I’m thrilled and it was the best decision i’ve made in my life, I don’t want children. I’m young, the pregnancy was a result of my BC being tampered and it felt like a disease.

I did that and I hope the protestors who screamed at me through a megaphone have a horrible rest of their life. Flipping them off felt so great.

I hope my success story can bring comfort to women who are afraid of worst case outcomes, yes it can be a very positive experience despite the countless horror stories. I have no regrets.

I got my life back and i’m recovering well! My cramps went away after a few hours, light bleeding, and extremely hungry. To be fair, I have barely eaten in 8 weeks but god food taste so good now.

TL;DR: Extremely positive abortion story

EDIT: Thank you so much for the awards and the nicest responses. I wanted to add here that in a prior post I talked about my abortion about a week ago and want to mention I wrote this post that day, left it as a draft and posted it when I was ready =) I didn’t want to change anything

EDIT 2: To the individuals scolding me, shoving their own personal beliefs down my throat, and so fourth. I assure you I don’t care, no reason to bust a vein over a woman who again, does not care! The irony is most of the OP’s scolding me being men.

👍︎ 4k
📰︎ r/childfree
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 20 2021
🚨︎ report
Love this tree; planted it 3 years ago, as a remembrance when lost first pregnancy. Last year I took a flower to my first scan, now my son is here. reddit.com/gallery/m9wb73
👍︎ 8k
📰︎ r/gardening
💬︎
👤︎ u/DaugPup
📅︎ Mar 21 2021
🚨︎ report
The MIL and the magical pregnancy

I've received several congratulatory messages today from my mother in law's friends via text. Apparently I'm pregnant, it's a girl and I'm naming her after my mother in law. It's a Christmas miracle considering I'm riding the cotton pony as I type this.

I replied to one of the messages asking when my due date was because I was not aware I was pregnant. 🤣

Give me strength not to do something rash because I look horrid in orange.

Update So I told my DH when he got home from work last night. I wish I had taken a photo of his face. Priceless. He decided that we aren't going to say anything to her until Sunday. To let her stew in anticipation of how we are going to react in person. But for now, all well wishers are getting this message: "Thank you for your congratulations but at this time they are currently misplaced. We are not pregnant and do not intend to have another child until we decide it is time. Any and all pregnancy announcements will be coming from us. If you continue to hear that we are expecting another child, please remember that (MiL) has previously lied about our family and the level of her involvement in our lives. Thank you (DH) and (loadandloaded) "

👍︎ 2k
📰︎ r/JUSTNOMIL
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 23 2021
🚨︎ report
12 million women lost access to contraceptives during pandemic, leading to 1.4 million unintended pregnancies

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/03/11/2190937/0/en/New-UNFPA-data-reveals-that-nearly-12-million-women-lost-access-to-contraception-due-to-disruptions-caused-by-the-pandemic-leading-to-1-4-million-unintended-pregnancies.html

The pandemic has disproportionately effected women in so many ways.

👍︎ 3k
📰︎ r/childfree
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 13 2021
🚨︎ report
Can We Normalize Hating Pregnancy?

This isn't going to be a well thought out dissertation, this is going to be ranty, just so we are clear.

If you loved pregnancy, you felt close to your baby, you find yourself missing the time you spent pregnant or your pregnant belly/body, I’m beyond ecstatic for you that you do/will look back on this time fondly and that you are willing/able to do it all over again if you should want to. If you hated pregnancy, don’t feel any particular attachment to the little one growing inside, if you were/are excited to give birth just to not be pregnant anymore, and struggled to even like your pregnant body/belly and have struggled with the aftermath, I feel you.

I’m so tired of other child bearing people telling me how I’m going to feel postpartum. Of being told that, “Oh, yes you absolutely will miss being pregnant, everyone does” or “Enjoy this time, you’ll want your belly back” I got into a borderline argument with a friend who asked me about my pregnancy and expressed how important it is that I “make the most” of this time, because I will be sad when it’s over. I just kind of laughed and said I didn’t think I would miss it very much, she looked so taken aback by the idea of this, and then with all the condescension in the world, insisted that it was only because I’m a first time mom, and that she just knew I would be sad my pregnancy was over in a few months time.

Um...no. No, I fucking won’t. I have a standing date with my best friend to go out for margaritas and sushi the moment I feel well enough again postpartum. I agonize over what I’m going to do to get myself back into a shape and size I recognize and want for myself after the baby is born. I fight tears everytime I catch sight of my bare stomach in the mirror and try to remind myself that I am more than these gouges and grooves and I’m no less beautiful and desirable because they are here to stay now. I’m tired, I’m sore, I’m both nauseous and hungry, I’m pretty sure I’m developing a rash under my boobs because they rest on my gigantic stomach 24/7 and I can’t get them to stop sweating and they are so heavy my back hurts, but I can’t wear a bra because my nipples are so tender and sensitive that it feels like razor blades whenever they are confined and it is women like my friend who make me feel like I can’t talk about it.

Like I have to refer to my pregnancy as “Oh it’s challenging, but so worth it!” As if I’m some sitcom mom who has it hard, but silently endures because “That’s just what mo

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 716
📰︎ r/pregnant
💬︎
👤︎ u/DrSexyDDS
📅︎ Mar 23 2021
🚨︎ report
Does pregnancy really last a set amount of time? For humans it's 9 months, but how much leeway is there? Does nutrition, lifestyle and environment not have influence on the duration of pregnancy?
👍︎ 5k
📰︎ r/askscience
💬︎
👤︎ u/Etzello
📅︎ Feb 26 2021
🚨︎ report
DAE get really grossed out the fact your body is constantly preparing for pregnancy...?

Like, it ain’t gonna happen, can you not...?

I honestly wish there was an off switch for this kind of thing, I hate that my body is designed for pregnancy, I hate the idea of it, I don’t like children and I hate being a woman because of it.

Like I’m quite curvy, I have bigger hips and butt, decent sized boobs, and I’m like yeah this is cool... but then I’m reminded this is all designed around having a baby, and it infuriates me in the most extreme way.. I want to cut everything off

👍︎ 1k
📰︎ r/childfree
💬︎
👤︎ u/Lilpulp1
📅︎ Mar 25 2021
🚨︎ report
Fake Pregnancy, Birth and NICU Stay

Full Disclosure: I posted this in r/Advice and have not gotten any ideas, I read the rules and I do not think I am breaking any. I am just hoping you fine people of Reddit can help. Also adding since it has been asked why I am so invested in this, I am friends with her family and my immediate family is close to her as well. Plus if someone is committing fraud and could possibly do something violent WHY would I not be concerned?

TLDR: Person is believed to have faked pregnancy, birth and now NICU stay. Advice is needed on how to prove this.

I am usually a lurker, first post ever and throwaway for reasons. I will try no to give any identifying information and if this is better suited for another place please let me know. I will try to make this as clear as possible. If it helps for advice we are in Texas.

I have a former friend that both myself and others believe has faked a pregnancy, birth and now having twins in the NICU for over 10 months. Her stories are outlandish and while some do not believe her, she still has people who do. I have noted below so that anyone can understand why this is highly suspect.

· She claimed to be 3.5 weeks pregnant in mid-June 2019 after stating she had had a tubal ligation 3 months prior and despite always using condoms. Her twins were not born until April 14, 2020 at 39 weeks. By my calculations (I am not a doctor) she would not have conceived until late June or early July.

· She had experienced a loss the year prior and did not allow her teenage daughter or boyfriend (father of twins) to attend any appointments or ultrasounds because she “didn’t want them there in case it was bad news”. She shared ultrasound pictures on social media that did not display any identifying information including the name of the doctor or practice apart from one that had an office name that did not seem to exist in our area or even state.

· It is worth mentioning that she did gain weight while “pregnant” but not much, she never looked very pregnant and certainly not heavily pregnant with twins. I do realize that every pregnancy is different and everyone carries different so while this is not proof it does make the situation more suspect.

· While pregnant she claimed to be high risk and see both an OB doctor and MFM (Maternal Fetal Medicine or High Risk) doctor and that they could not agree on her due date, her original due date was in February 2020.

· She initially was scheduled for a c-section in February 2020 but then decided that s

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 1k
📰︎ r/RBI
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 10 2021
🚨︎ report
DOOM on a pregnancy test v.redd.it/e4zszdfgdsc61
👍︎ 73k
💬︎
👤︎ u/melinski
📅︎ Jan 22 2021
🚨︎ report
AITA for taking a pregnancy test and the telling me husband the result, as opposed to doing the test together

My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for 6 months and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster. My periods are irregular and we have had some false positives so it’s been an emotional time. I’m late for my period and drs told me to do a home pregnancy test before getting any blood work done. I’ve been peeing a lot more lately (hence possible pregnancy) so I ended up peeing in the middle of the night and did a test then, as well as doing a test the following morning. Both times I didn’t wake my husband up and just told him the results after doing the tests (both were negative btw). This morning he has expressed upset and anger over me doing this and not including him during the testing process. Huge argument ensued and he’s now refusing to talk to me or be around me. I can understand where he’s coming from, at the same time I just feel emotionally spent with the situation and wanted to get the tests over and done with as soon as I was able.

Am I the asshole for taking the test in the morning on my own and telling my husband about the results after, instead of waking him up to do the test together?

EDIT: we did not have an agreement on when I would take the test and he did not ask to be there. I just did the test the next time I needed to go pee.

👍︎ 957
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 16 2021
🚨︎ report
AITA for no longer hiding my pregnancy from my sister

My (22f) sister (25f) had a abortion in early December because she doesn’t want kids right now and couldn’t afford one at this time even if she wanted to. It’s also worth mentioning that she lives with my parents so if I’m over there she is too. She’s been taking it pretty hard, so we try to be delicate with her. I found out at the beginning of last month that I was 12 weeks pregnant with twins (i was on birth control so the whole skipped period thing wasn’t the first indication because my periods aren’t regular). I told my parents and they were excited but told me to wait a little bit to tell my sister. I am now almost 19 weeks pregnant, so halfway through my pregnancy and I had not told my sister yet. It’s getting a little frustrating to always have to stop my conversation about my pregnancy when she walks in, or lying when she calls me and asks what I’m doing and I’m at the OBGYN. I’m also now getting a pretty significant bump, and it’s getting more difficult to hide.

So I decided to tell my sister. We arranged a private dinner just her and I, and I told her I loved her and wanted to share this with her because she deserved to know. She took it rough at first but we ended the night on a good note with her looking through the ultrasound photos I had brought and talking about babies and feeling my belly.

When she told my parents that she knew and she was upset, they got angry with me and told me I was rubbing my pregnancy in her face and I could have waited a little longer because she was still mourning.

AITA? I did tell her because I was sick of walking on egg shells.

👍︎ 6k
💬︎
📅︎ Feb 20 2021
🚨︎ report
The Detroit Zoo just announced that after two lost pregnancies, Suka the Polar Bear gave birth to twin cubs. It's the first time cubs have been born there since 2004. v.redd.it/vm99e9ra8we61
👍︎ 67k
📰︎ r/aww
💬︎
📅︎ Feb 01 2021
🚨︎ report
Big Pregnancy Boob Problems I Don't Appreciate As A Former Itty Bitty Titty Committee Member
  1. Underboob sweat.

  2. The sensation of my breast touching my stomach. Ew.

  3. Getting out of the shower only to realise there's a layer of suds on my underboobs that weren't washed off just by existing in the shower.

  4. The sheer agony of wearing bras throughout the day.

  5. The sheer agony of wearing no bra immediately after the euphoric bliss of finally being able to take it off.

  6. The growing look of fear on my partner's face after taking off my shirt and realising they have, once again, grown. Because apparently this child needs giant honkaronies that forever expand.

  7. The fact my partner can make jokes about my donhongaroons and I can only nod in agreement.

  8. Rolling over in bed too quick only to yelp in pain because I've somehow managed to catch half my boob in the vice that is my armpit. Or smooshed them up against my partner so hard I think I burst something in my back.

  9. Having pepperoni nipples that with each week look sadder about the world and their place in it as the weight of my boobs force them to look only at the ground.

  10. That I bought brand new comfy maternity bras 2 cup sizes up and I can already hear the DD bras calling my name.

Can I request my committee member card back please?

👍︎ 1k
📰︎ r/BabyBumps
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 08 2021
🚨︎ report
Fed up with pregnancy apps

Particularly The Bump. Yes it’s very convenient to track my weeks/days but their “helpful tips” contain so many ads, weird pressure (“we know you want your nursery Pinterest-perfect by 34 weeks” or “it’s ok if your baby’s skin isn’t magazine-ready right away” ...what?), and most annoying to me, infantilizing dads! One of their hot tips recently was to pack dad’s overnight bag for the hospital.. the section was titled “don’t forget dad.” They’ve also talked about teaching dad how to bathe the baby so he can have some intimate time. WHY are we still putting these responsibilities on mom?? Dad can pack his own bag. Dad can learn how to bathe HIS CHILD. It’s unnecessary pressure on moms and pretty insulting to dads (who have their shit together).

End rant!

👍︎ 1k
📰︎ r/BabyBumps
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 11 2021
🚨︎ report
So I found out today most maternity brands use non pregnant women with fake bumps. I feel quite naïve for thinking they were really pregnant models, and now I'm angry, because it's setting unrealistic standards we can't even escape in pregnancy!

All those slim, elegant women lovingly holding their huge bumps in maternity shoots are just models with fake bumps stuffed up them. I feel naïve, and also like this should be banned or something! Why can't they ever just use real women and not find new ways of making us feel bad at every stage of our lives? I'm probably being quite dramatic but I'm hungry and this really pisses me off, especially when the fashion industry claims to have made progress using "real women" in non-maternity shoots, somehow one of the most potentially vulnerable and transformative times in a woman's life doesn't deserve the same effort?

👍︎ 786
📰︎ r/pregnant
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 18 2021
🚨︎ report
Men cause 100% of unwanted pregnancies. Unwanted pregnancies happen when men orgasm irresponsibly.

https://humanparts.medium.com/men-cause-100-of-unwanted-pregnancies-eb0e8288a7e5 Excellent article.

👍︎ 1k
💬︎
👤︎ u/Protoetype
📅︎ Mar 16 2021
🚨︎ report
[WP] The human population has always been static. The instant one person dies, another is born. You wake up one morning to an emergency broadcast reporting billions of unexpected pregnancies. You have 9 months to figure out why.
👍︎ 5k
💬︎
👤︎ u/RRuruurrr
📅︎ Mar 12 2021
🚨︎ report
FB pregnancy groups are ridiculous

Omg, nobody wants to see a picture of your discharge.

Eating 20 grapes is fine

None of us can reach our crotch while shaving, get over it

THESE WOMEN ARE SO FAR FROM REALITY, I am losing my chill. I love all the great info but seriously some of the girls in there.... why are admins approving these posts! 😭

End rant 😒

Edit: Thanks for the good laughs. I’m reading these comments while eating my sushi dinner buffet in the hot tub. 😂😂

Edit 2: IM NOT EATING SUSHI IN THE HOT TUB. It was a fking joke. My goodness y’all. Lighten up lol

👍︎ 639
📰︎ r/pregnant
💬︎
👤︎ u/sleebaier
📅︎ Mar 03 2021
🚨︎ report
AITA for getting my dad a shirt that says “brand new grandpa” to announce my pregnancy?

**** Update/Edit: I sent Ann an apology text for bringing up the fact that she and my dad aren’t married, she accepted and apologized for the Zoom stunt. I asked her if this would affect the way she treats the baby when my dad wants to spend time with him/her, and she said “I already know I’m not it’s grandmother, if that’s what you’re asking.” So I just stopped responding. Haven’t heard a peep from my dad, so there’s that. I’m definitely stressed about my kid spending time with them in the future now, but I’ll figure it out. Thanks for the feedback! ****

Hi! This is my first post here, so I’m kinda nervous weirdly. But anyway, I (25F) am pregnant. Yay! I’m not typically into stuff like pregnancy announcements/gender reveals/etc, but I have a good friend who’s one of those crazy Etsy ladies and wanted to make me shirts, and I love supporting my friends so I told her to make me a shirt to announce my pregnancy to my dad.

She makes me a t-shirt that says “brand new grandpa” for my dad, along with a little onesie that says “I love grandpa”. I wrap it up really nicely, ship it to my dad, and tell him to FaceTime me and my husband when he opens it.

Side note, my dad has a long term girlfriend of about 10 years (let’s call her Ann). Ann and I never really clicked. We got into a pretty big fight when I was 17 (not important to the AITA post, but in case you care: I had my last ever high school soccer game on the same weekend as their anniversary. I convinced my dad to reschedule their anniversary trip to watch my last game, he did it, and she went off on me for being selfish). We literally have not had more than a 3 word conversation ever since. Things aren’t even tense between us anymore, but my dad just prefers to come visit me alone so I never see her anyway.

Ann has a daughter around my age and 3 grandkids that I barely know (ages 5-10ish). I assume my dad is nice & kind to them but overall indifferent because he’s literally never talked about them to me unless he’s just listing people that were present at an outing or event or something. Like to the point where I know their names, but have no clue who’s who. The only way I remember they exist is when I see him tagged in his girlfriend’s Facebook pictures. They seem like sweet kids though and I’m sure my dad likes them.

Anyway, fast forward to the gift. My dad receives it, he opens it on FaceTime, is super confused at first but then he gets teary eyed and super excited. We talk about possib

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 6k
💬︎
📅︎ Feb 11 2021
🚨︎ report
Pregnancy isn’t what I expected

I’m 39 y/o, 38 weeks. I have always been terrified of giving birth and averse to pregnancy in general. I attribute this to some childhood traumas but also misconceptions about pregnancy in general.

Other than the nausea in my first trimester and the discomfort of these last few weeks, I can say that I have thoroughly enjoyed being pregnant.

I have anxiety and depression and some auto immune issues that have virtually resolved during pregnancy. I feel the best I’ve ever felt emotionally, and physically so many of my issues regarding autoimmune swelling and pain are gone.

I know others have different experiences than me, but I wanted to share because it’s been a vastly different experience than I expected.

👍︎ 1k
📰︎ r/BabyBumps
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 13 2021
🚨︎ report
Say it with me boys: Consent to Sex is Consent to RISK of Pregnancy, and is not consent to birth, parenthood or adoption. Also consent is retractable you dodgy gits, even if consent to sex is consent to pregnancy (it's not), consent can be taken away LIKE WHO RAISED YALL
👍︎ 244
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 22 2021
🚨︎ report
Nurthan Pregnancy Announcement Megathread

Hi guys!

Please keep conversations about the pregnancy announcement here. You can find the video on this post!

New posts will be deleted from now on to prevent the sub from flooding.

👍︎ 616
💬︎
👤︎ u/Aracytacia
📅︎ Feb 23 2021
🚨︎ report
(HELP) Guys, I'm seeing Russian ads on every site that I visit. I never searched for a phone, cars or pregnancy products. Does this indicate that my account is hacked?
👍︎ 857
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 02 2021
🚨︎ report
My husband's friend just suggested that my decisions during pregnancy pushed my husband down the rabbit hole.

Long story short I experienced antepartum depression and took antidepressants for some time during my last pregnancy. I ended up getting pre-eclampsia at 35 weeks and having an emergency c-section and our son spent 4 weeks in the NICU. No long term health issues and he's 18 months now and thriving.

So his friend started asking me what lead to my husband grabbing onto QAnon and not letting go. I didn't realize at first he was trying to lead me to an answer that he already had. He lectured me on taking any kind of medication during pregnancy because "well anything you take affects the baby because its like in your blood stream" to which i responded "okay but like they know what is safe and what is not safe and you discuss the risk of side effects against not treating whatever needs treated and we had those conversations and made those decisions together."

And he said that he personally didn't agree with a woman taking any medication during pregnancy and that maybe my husband resents me because his son had to spend 4 weeks in the NICU due to me getting pre-eclampsia. Then he tied that resentment to my husband having to obsess over something else so that his resentment for me wouldn't be noticed.

Pre-eclampsia is not caused by antidepressants btw.

I can't even wrap my head around that conversation yet because it's honestly crippling my mental and emotional health at the moment. After we talked I just sat there and cried because I was literally defending the decisions I made privately with my obgyn to someone I barely even know, I was also defending my worth as a mother and WHY??? Because my husband lost his mind to QAnon and I guess the only way that could have happened is if his wife was a POS.

Edit: I'm still trying to digest the fact that my husband even told this guy about my mental health and medical decisions during my pregnancy. I don't know if the suggestion and idea that I caused my sons premature birth came from my husband or this friend.

Also we are separated, have been since around Christmas time.

Update: I have talked with my husband since posting this. He says that he never said anything along those lines but that when we were going through the pregnancy he did share way too much with this friend and he did apologize. He says that he does not think that I did anything to cause the pre-eclampsia and is just thankful that our son and me were okay in the end. While this was comforting to me, it just made the whole situation more bizarre be

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 356
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 22 2021
🚨︎ report
Renee on her pregnancy being announced on AEW: "I was actually glad that he took the reigns on that and the way that he did it on TV was perfect. It was a casual little drop in the middle of his promo and then he kept going on, and all of a sudden my phone was blowing up." metro.co.uk/2021/03/22/ww…
👍︎ 1k
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 22 2021
🚨︎ report
Why do crisis pregnancy centers not offer birth control?

So we all know the best way to avoid abortions and unwanted pregnancy is long term effective birth control. Implants, the shot, IUDs are all over 95% effective and have no user error as they are given by a medical professional. So wouldn’t it make sense for these centers with their funding to give birth control? Pro lifers want to take Planned Parenthood away, but who will provide women low cost birth control? My nexplanon was $1200 just for the implant itself. Who can afford that out of pocket?

Pro lifers: Do you support access to free tax funded birth control and would you be okay with more centers offering free birth control? Where do you suggest women go if Planned Parenthood closes and they need birth control?

👍︎ 31
💬︎
👤︎ u/Sydrenee
📅︎ Mar 26 2021
🚨︎ report
Abortion should be default option for any pregnancy that was not planned.

My friend's sister in law just had an ooops baby (a month ago). She and her fiancee wanted to have a baby in the future and they are religious so they didn't abort.

They are both pretty young (25) at the beginning of their careers. Their entire life changed drastically and my friend's SIL is not doing well. She is frightened all the time something will happen to the baby, but she doesn't love it. We are afraid she might have postpartum depression.

I wonder why people do it to themselves? Having a baby just like that, without having a stable job and emotional maturity it takes and expecting it will change things for the better? I kinda feel bad for the SIL because she is in a situation she doesn't want to be in with no way of getting out. But then I remember it was her choice. I hope the kid will never feel he was unwanted by his own mother

👍︎ 1k
📰︎ r/childfree
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 16 2021
🚨︎ report
In 2009, Colorado began offering teens free IUD's without parental consent. Teen pregnancy fell by 54%. Teen abortions fell by 64%. For every $1 spent on the program, CO saved nearly $6 on labor & delivery, child care & food stamps. This is how to reduce abortions. Pro life voters should take note. denverpost.com/2017/11/30…
👍︎ 4k
📰︎ r/atheism
💬︎
👤︎ u/leokz145
📅︎ Feb 21 2021
🚨︎ report
Cursed_Pregnancy
👍︎ 11k
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 08 2021
🚨︎ report
Natalism and the Importance of Babies: Here's why the pregnancy subplot is even a thing.

This post will give my definitive reasoning as to the purpose of the whole Historia pregnancy subplot and try to put an end to the whole ''Who is the father'' arguments(I know, too naive of me). Don't worry, i'll try to be as unbiased as humanly possible.

  • This is another huge post, so if you cant be bothered, just read the tl/dr at the end.

The importance of children in AoT

To start off, i think this panel of Onyankopon represents very well Isayama and his beliefs, and how that has affected his storyline:

https://preview.redd.it/y246qtb7msh61.png?width=636&format=png&auto=webp&s=2bdb3355602dee9d4ebbebb4b5d6f1bd92baa40e

To back my argument that this is what Isayama believes and what he wants to tells us via his narrative, here are two interviews with him:

1

https://preview.redd.it/nm890x0ansh61.png?width=819&format=png&auto=webp&s=4e1dbb867a7d09a1d03e40206e627a957fbbcc7b

2

>'' Isayama: That’s right. In the past, I heard the phrase, “The rival who stands in the way of the main character is the form that the main character should never become, or the brother-like existence that he must surpass.” I want to make Zeke a character who is in that position. ''

Having all of this information, it's safe to assume that Isayama purposefuly made Eren and Zeke total opposites, so that Eren, the protagonist, could surpass his brother thematically and narratively, instead of succumbing to the same anti-natalist ideologies that Zeke have.

These anti-natalist ideologies that his narrative-rival have are born from his self-hatred and wish to not be born into the world, which are in direct clash to Eren's ideology, that believes being born into this world makes you special, because everyone is born free, no matter how cruel the world is.

With this, i hope it was made clear that the theme of having children, the the next generation, and being born into this world are fundamental themes and driving forces of the narrative.

This theme is followed upon even further with the whole Gabi and Sasha's family subplot:

[forest=cycle of hatred; battlefield.](https://preview.redd.it/h4xkk4a6psh61.png?width=614&format=png&auto=webp&s=c43ad382cc9324c3

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 2k
📰︎ r/titanfolk
💬︎
👤︎ u/Cersei505
📅︎ Feb 16 2021
🚨︎ report
Pregnancy is repulsive, sickens me to the core

Pregnant bellies are utterly horrific to me. I don't get at all how people think it is beautiful, it shudders me to the core.

Going through pregnancy or even just being pregnant before an abortion would traumatise me, I would feel so violated and would be in the shower scrubbing myself.

I am terrified of Spiders but I would rather be in a buried box of them than be pregnant; Giving birth to me has the same level of horror as the chest burst scene in Alien.

👍︎ 674
📰︎ r/childfree
💬︎
👤︎ u/Y-Crwydryn
📅︎ Mar 16 2021
🚨︎ report
Rant warning: The pressure of pregnancy

I had a pregnant coworker a long time ago when I worked in a deli. One day she was drinking a kombucha and decided to look at the label. Theres an itty bitty amount of alcohol in kombucha. Literally not even enough to do anything. Kids can buy kombucha. She FLIPS OUT. I have never seen a freakout of this magnitude. She was bawling and hyperventilating. She whipped out her cell phone and called her Dr office while still behind the counter. Customers are looking back and forth between she and I with this look of astonishment while I run around trying to help everyone. After a while, I can literally hear her doctor/nurse/whoever on the other line LOUDLY assuring her that everything is fine over her sobbing.

Now that I'm pregnant, I think back on this story often because pregnant women are on edge the entire pregnancy about what to put in our bodies. God the stress is ridiculous. 99% of the time, everything is fine, but we are subject to constant scare tactics about what is and isn't okay to put in our bodies for fear that we are going to permanently fuck up the baby. How can people say "dont stress, it's bad for the baby!" with a straight face when this is the life we have to live for ten+ fucking months lol. Just editing to add that once I commented that I hadn't been refraining from eating deli meats and someone responded "well, I personally havent eaten any because I don't want to risk killing my baby." Like that's just...so much.

I then stop and think about my sister, who is a heroin addict. She used all the way up until she gave birth and the state took her baby away. My parents wound up adopting the baby, but it was rough those first few years. The baby had to go through withdrawals, was never breastfed and had literally the shittiest possible start in life. She's ten now, whip smart, and top of her class. This is a one off story because there's plenty of children that aren't so lucky that came from similar circumstances, but it just makes it feel kind of...well, silly that someone would tell me I'm actively trying to harm my baby by having the odd sushi dinner or choosing not to breastfeed after birth.

I'm not writing this as a "do whatever you want. Risk it all. Fuck that fetus." Post. Im just saying, we beat ourselves up so much over really minor issues. You are doing a GREAT JOB growing that baby and taking care of your body to ensure that baby will turn out okay. You're most likely going above and beyond!! I see so many freak out posts fr

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 921
📰︎ r/pregnant
💬︎
📅︎ Feb 28 2021
🚨︎ report
It's positive pregnancy test time! Week of March 22, 2021

Did you get a positive pregnancy test? Tell us more! Remember, a positive is a positive whether the second line was faint or a dye stealer. Please try to give details such as how many days post ovulation you received your positive, what tests you used, what scientific method you used, etc. Please do not use any banned terms/acronyms as per the sub rules. If you've never participated on the sub before please take a moment to at least offer congratulations to the others and make sure to change the "TTC" portion of your flair to say "Grad" instead. Grads are encouraged to visit /r/BB30. Please be mindful to re-direct all pregnancy related concerns to whatever pregnancy related sub you choose to join. Congratulations!

👍︎ 25
📰︎ r/TTC30
💬︎
👤︎ u/ttc30mod
📅︎ Mar 22 2021
🚨︎ report
Please HELP I’m desperate Tons of pregnancy symptoms for 6+months but I’m not pregnant

Age 28

Sex Female

Height 5,5

Weight 145lb

Race white

Duration of complaint 6 months

Location Ontario Canada

Any existing relevant medical issues spinal muscular atrophy

Current medications Percocet 1 pill 3x a day Vyvance 30mg 1xdaily Gravol when needed but it no longer works and doesn’t stop me from throwing up or being nauseous anymore

For 6 months now I have mysteriously been sick it started with breast pain they are so sore like I’m about to get my period but it hasn’t gone away even for a day in 6 months alone with the breast pain they also look visibly larger I have not gotten my period in 3 months now I’m throwing up every single day I’m also so tired and I’m getting getting hot flashes (this has never ever been a problem for me I am a person who complains it’s too cold when it’s 25c (77f) outside in the last few months I have been sweating so bad and I’m so hot all the time i don’t know if these things matter but my bottom lip only has been scaly so much so that when I smile sometimes my lip crack open and bleeds and the other weird thing that’s happening is I smell like underarm BO constantly I can have a shower turn it off step out and smell my underarms and they stink (again I have no idea if that’s even anything)

I have had an ultrasound on my left breast (even though both hurt) it came back fine My doctor prescribed an anti fungal cream for my lips it didn’t anything I have also used Vaseline vitamin a&d ointment diaper rash cream and now a medicated polysporin lip renewal cream nothing is helping with the scaliness and pain

I have now been in the hospital 2x both for several days because of the vomiting I had a CT scan of my abdomen MRI of my head I had a scope to look at my stomach and lots of blood work everything was normal other than low potassium and that’s low every single time they check it

I’m starting to feel crazy but I’m really sick and no one can figure it out

Doctors are at a loss of what to do at this point and I can’t live like this any longer

👍︎ 374
📰︎ r/AskDocs
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 19 2021
🚨︎ report
The Joyless 2nd Pregnancy Test Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPQe-qFlmfE 🎉

LittleMissFordy’s earlier post got us discussing who we think might have known about a possible planned separation for the Watts’ -and some comments included a bit more exploration of how people viewed the pregnancy test video. I found those comments particularly interesting, so I’m adding this post to try to learn more about what others noticed in that one minute or so of footage ⬆️ Oh, and please forgive the redundancy if we mulled this one over already.

Aside from some of the biggies, like neither of them appearing to be even a little excited about the news, here few things that have been brought up so far -

  • Did CW really have a chance to read her shirt that quickly or was this “Take 2”?
  • Does it seem like SW‘s tone sounds slightly snarky or even smug in her responses (e.g., “It’s just the test” and “ReALLy“) to his questions?
  • Could it be that SW made damn sure CW knew he was on video right from the first, so that he’d ‘have to’ stage a ‘good’ reaction for posting on The Interwebs for everyone (including any possible rivals for CW’s attention) to see?
  • Did it seem like CW was making an [albeit lame and awkward] attempt at a joke when he asked whether pink means it will be a girl? Did it seem as though the dumb joke went over SW’s head and, in-turn, she was testy (hey! pun!) in her response (again for emphasis: I. Don’t. Know. It’s just the test..ssssssss”)
  • Did you catch CW say, ”...guess when YOU want to, it happens” and then grit his teeth after saying, “WoOW” ...[ “...we are totally screwed”]?
  • Am I the only one who hates those eyeglass lenses that darken outside, but take forever to un-darken when I come back inside??? 😏

Really, what do you see here? While there are tons of videos out there, not many of them capture direct interactions and verbal exchanges between these two knuckleheads.

Also, note how different this 2nd video is from the 1st one wherein she revealed she was pregnant with CeCe. Remember? She was hiding behind a chair or somethingand taping him? Which is not weird at all, guyzz! 👀 To me, that one seemed even more staged than this one does. And, lastly, does this freak always walk into rooms like a zombie scarecrow? He’s such an odd little fvck, isn’t he? 🥴

👍︎ 90
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 22 2021
🚨︎ report
Poor JanJan feeling uncomfy already. Can't deal with the EMT's, or the doctors. SwEeTiE....pregnancy isn't comfortable and you're not the first one to go through it. Put on your big girl depends and buck up because you are in for a rude awakening
👍︎ 595
💬︎
👤︎ u/Honorata34
📅︎ Mar 06 2021
🚨︎ report

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.