Birth Control in 2021: There’s One New Option

It has been a long time since I had to think about birth control. I had my tubes tied during the birth of my twins 11 years ago, both because 5 kids was enough for me, and because my doctor, who is my friend, told me she would stop speaking to me if I got pregnant […]

Should You Eat Your Placenta?

The short answer is, I wouldn’t. But, if you want to, bon appetit. If you want to learn a little more about placentophagy (the eating of the placenta after birth) read on. Some animals do it. They have a baby, then they eat the afterbirth. This led to people thinking there must be some benefit […]

Can Stress Affect the Gender of Your Baby?

Read This Before You Decide to Get Pregnant Again A new study by American and British researchers reveals there may a link between a woman’s stress level and whether she has a boy or a girl. High stress, measured in this study by both subjective participant reports and serum cortisol levels, seemed to increase the […]

Daddies to Be: Put That Beer Down Now

 Also read: Are You Drinking Too Much? The headline is, “Dads-to-be should stop drinking 6 months before conception for baby’s heart health, study says.” I have to admit, my first reaction to this CNN article, was well, it is about frigging time the father has to give up something! I spent 40 months of my life, not including […]

When is the Best Time of Year to Have a Baby?

I gave birth in each of the four seasons, so I feel I can speak intelligently on this topic. Of course, whenever I meet a pregnant woman, I tell her that her due date is ideal. Ever since I closed shop on my personal baby factory, I feel really badly for expecting women. I have […]

Should You Have Another Baby?

If the question is, “Should you have another baby?” the answer is “No.” I’m just kidding. Bigger families seem to be making a comeback. I’m not quite sure why, as it is harder than ever financially and organizationally to have more kids. It is probably our overachieving tendencies. Now, you can’t just throw them in the […]

Pregnancy and Exercise: Yea or Nay?

Should you continue, or maybe even START exercising during your pregnancy?

What’s the Best Time of Year to Have a Baby

I've had a baby in each of the four seasons ... which is the best? Read on for the pros and the cons.

Read This Before You Get Pregnant Again

There is a specific time you should wait before conceiving again.


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