My blog is an attempt to find humor while I fail attempt to conceive baby #2. I try out a variety of products for a "quick fix," but ultimately find that I simply need to talk to my midwife about my issues. Hilarity ensues....more

Double-Edged Sword: Fertility Treatments

Mention the words fertility treatment and watch people come unglued. Rarely does a topic ignite such a passionate divide.Sunday's New York Times piece, "The Gift of Life, And Its Price," brought out sharp words from both sides. I'm one of many who succumbed to the siren song of the fertility industry. You can read my full take here:

Bloggers Unite to Fight for Preemies

Do you know a baby that was born too soon, too small, unable to suck, unable to breathe on his own? Premature birth is a health crisis that jeopardizes the lives and health of nearly half-million babies each year. It is the #1 killer of newborns and can lead to lifelong disabilities. Worse: the number has increased 31 percent since 1981. It can happen without warning and for no known reason. Until we have more answers, anyone’s baby, could be born too soon....more

Singing To Your Baby

Singing To Your Baby ...more

On This Day in History

Many an exciting event has occurred on October 7. Things like... 1777 – American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights. 1849 – Edgar Allan Poe, American writer and poet (b. 1809), dies. 1952 – The bar code is patented. 1955 – Yo-Yo Ma, French-born American cellist, is born. 1982 – Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000. ...more

Hope you had a good day, Denise!


Pregnancy & Body Image: Illustrated in Women's Words

We interviewed more than 400 women for our new body image guide, Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? When we asked expectant mothers to describe their bodies, there was little hesitation....more

G. stands for GIRL

Ok. The baby does NOT live in My (nor Your) stomach! (Very ...more

Pregnancy! It's a Big, Fat Surprise!

Julia Grovenburg is pregnant with Jillian.And Hudson.And they weren't conceived at the same time.But they might be born at the same time.But if they were actually born on their due dates, they'd be born in different years. One this year, one in 2010.It's called "superfetation."My head hurts.HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?Apparently, it happens all the time to rabbits....more

I would be interested to know how super-fetation is diagnosed.  I can see it if someone ...more

À AIMER: The Joys of Getting Sick in France, Part Four

 Today the Washington Post reported that the Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill, if passed, "would require people to buy insurance or face penalties ranging up to $1,900, to be assessed on their income tax returns."...more

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Have I ever told you about my hair phobia?No?Well, let me fill you in.I HATE hair. Wait--that's not entirely true. As long as hair is attached to a head I don't mind it. But once it is UNattached from my your body, my body, any body's body I am completely grossed out!...more

Holy Embryos Batman!

A bit of history: About a month ago, a friend of mine decided that she was going to have her IUD un-installed. She thought she was "ready to start thinking about trying to come to a decision about" getting pregnant. She knew the consequences....more