For Better or For Worse? Childbirth in Popular Culture

After watching the live cesarean birth on the TODAY show last week and then the commercial for Jennifer Lopez's new movie, The Back-Up Plan, during the Superbowl, I've been thinking a lot about the way childbirth is portrayed in popular culture - on TV and in the movies - and how that influences us. ...more

Have you seen Vicki Elson's movie, Laboring Under An Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth Vs the Real ... more

Week 2: Explore BlogHer.com and Win an iPad!

Last week we invited you to take a look around our redesigned homepage. We love the feedback you gave us and now we'd like to share some of our features beyond the homepage. And, since we are still in a jolly giving mood, this week we want to give you a chance to win an iPad! ...more

Well, my computer wanted me to double comment so I will also add,
what a fun giveaway! You ... more

Week 2: Explore BlogHer.com and Win an iPad!

Last week we invited you to take a look around our redesigned homepage. We love the feedback you gave us and now we'd like to share some of our features beyond the homepage. And, since we are still in a jolly giving mood, this week we want to give you a chance to win an iPad! ...more

The site looks so sweet & the new sparkle feature is my favorite, very festive especially at ... more

Should Expectant Moms Be Discouraged From Inducing Labor?

Are you pregnant and living in Minnesota? Guess what: if you find yourself wanting to induce your labor, you might be up against some obstacles, because the state of Minnesota would really prefer that you not do that, thank you very much. It's poised to pass legislation requiring expectant mothers to fill out extensive paperwork if they want to be induced, in an effort to reduce the rate of induced labors in that state. ...more

Well, I'm reading more. All I can find is that the paperwork is for hospitals that don't comply ... more

Should Expectant Moms Be Discouraged From Inducing Labor?

Are you pregnant and living in Minnesota? Guess what: if you find yourself wanting to induce your labor, you might be up against some obstacles, because the state of Minnesota would really prefer that you not do that, thank you very much. It's poised to pass legislation requiring expectant mothers to fill out extensive paperwork if they want to be induced, in an effort to reduce the rate of induced labors in that state. ...more

Today I wrote a post at the March of Dimes Blog encouraging women to not be induced for the ... more

Why "Just Relax" is Still Not Helpful Advice in the World of Infertility

You know, infertile women and men of America, the whole reason you're not having a baby isn't because you have a uterine malformation or clotting disorder. It's not because you have a non-existent sperm count because you were born without vas deferens. The real reason you're infertile is because you're not relaxing enough. You can thank me now for shining light on that fact. ...more

And, it seems to me, that such crappy advice "Just Relax," is way that fertile people have of ... more

The $100 Question: Susan From Raisin Toast Asks What One Life Choice You'd Change

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! Let's meet today's host: Susan from Raisin Toast ...more

 

Karen @

http://needsnewbatteries.blogspot.com 

I would never ... more

Do Tell: Share Why You Need a Date Night to Win a $250 Dinner for Two

Tell why you need a date night out -- whether it's with your partner, your kid, your bestie or someone brand-new to your life. If you win, dinner's on BlogHer -- up to $250 worth at a restaurant of your choice near you. ...more

 

Karen @

http://needsnewbatteries.blogspot.com 

b/c our three ... more

The $100 Question: Tell Sweetney About Your Perfect Post

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! Let's meet today's host: Tracey from Sweetney.com ...more

Do you blog about your special needs parenting issues?

There are so many of us out there with so many varying degrees of issues we are parenting.  Please post your blog name, blog address and specific challenges you discuss so we can better connect with one another!I'll start.  My name is Christine.  I have five children and blog at www.welcometomybrain.net.  In our home we have a giant conglomeration of Tourettes, OCD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, General Tics, Food Allergies and PTSD.  Seems that the longer we live together, the more we discover or throw by the way-side. Okay - who's next?