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July 22, 2013 | By Susan FitzGerald, For The Inquirer
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
NEWS
April 2, 1989 | By Gerald Secor Couzens, Special to The Inquirer
Pregnancy is a normal physical state and shouldn't be viewed as either bewildering or strange. Nor should pregnancy be feared because of any supposed lasting ill effects on the body. By taking a common-sense approach to eating and following a simple exercise routine approved by an obstetrician, most women can feel wonderful during pregnancy and return to regular body shape and fitness levels without too much difficulty after giving birth. Leading sports gynecologists recommend that, during pregnancy, workouts be continued but pared down.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1989 | By Andy Wickstrom, Special to The Inquirer
A subject as complex and emotional as pregnancy defies simplification, so don't expect to watch March of Dimes Presents: Take Charge of Your Pregnancy with less than your full attention. Otherwise it will soon leave you behind. Sponsored by the March of Dimes and with Candice Bergen as the de rigueur celebrity host, the CBS/Fox Video program (90 minutes, $29.98) is an information-packed overview of the many concerns and issues encountered during pregnancy. Although actress (and recent mother)
NEWS
April 26, 2007
ONCE AGAIN, the Daily News shows its liberal bias by completely degrading abstinence-only programs. Has the editorial writer read the most-recent statistics on teenage - and younger - pregnancies? It is pretty obvious that not only is the abstinence program not working - but I think the same could be said about condom giveaways and Planned Parenthood programs. If memory serves me correctly, the latter two programs are also government-funded programs that I assume are also staffed by liberal cronies of the Democrats.
NEWS
September 6, 2008
Claire Gawinowicz Oreland Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter's pregnancy is a perfect example of how, despite the best intentions of parents to prevent it, a teenager can still get pregnant. By choice, Palin's daughter is going to have the child and marry the father. Which is exactly the point - it's their choice. No one is forcing her to get an abortion; no government authority is telling the family what to do. They decided among themselves how to handle this very private matter.
NEWS
October 6, 1986
Pregnant women, beware. If you smoke a cigarette, if you drink anything alcoholic, if you sip caffeine-laced beverages, if you take aspirin, you may be committing a crime. You may go to jail. Sound far-fetched? Well Pamela Rae Stewart, 27, just spent a week in a San Diego jail on charges that she was criminally irresponsible when pregnant, helping to cause her infant son's death. Her son was born brain-dead last Nov. 23 and died Jan. 1 when life-support systems were turned off. The child had traces of amphetamines in his system at birth, which the doctor who delivered the baby routinely reported to county authorities.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2001 | By Douglas J. Keating INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
In 1991, a Cherry Hill-based group calling itself Assuredly Fine Productions, which specialized in children's theater, moved into the adult realm by presenting the musical Baby at Society Hill Playhouse. Renamed the Living Arts Repertory Theatre, the troupe then returned to South Jersey and began to stage full seasons at the Westmont Theatre in Camden County. To reflect its location, the troupe changed its name a couple of years later to the Westmont Theatre Company. The company has moved again to become the resident theater of the South Jersey Performing Arts Center located in the Tweeter Center on the Camden waterfront.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2006 | By Dwayne Campbell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In TV land, producers often "kill off" a character when an actor departs the show. But killing off a character because the actress becomes pregnant is an entirely different matter. That's exactly what's happening now, claims actress Kari Wuhrer, who started on General Hospital last January but was let go in August after informing the producers she was with child. Wuhrer, the New York Times reports, filed a lawsuit Thursday against ABC Productions and American Broadcasting Cos., charging that the soap opera's producers killed off her character, Reese Marshall, after Wuhrer notified the show she was pregnant.
NEWS
January 15, 1988 | By RENEE V. LUCAS, Daily News Staff Writer
The story line of Tri-Star Pictures' "For Keeps," starring Molly Ringwald and Randall Batinkoff, might play in a small town like Kenosha, Wis. But as far as big-city reality, it's a bust. Kenosha is where we meet Darcy Elliot and Stan Bobrucz, two crazy-in-love 17-year-olds on their way to college and bright futures as prize-winning journalist and architect, respectively. These kids are so wholesome they squeak. They are so virtuous they've waited 2 1/2 years to Do It. They are so responsible she's "been on the Pill for forever" (only to regulate her menstrual cycle, not to have sex, at least not initially)
NEWS
August 25, 1987 | By Jim Detjen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Delaware County woman became pregnant after being implanted with an embryo that had been frozen at 320 degrees below zero and then thawed, physicians at the Albert Einstein Medical Center's Northern Division said yesterday. The announcement marked the first time that the technique - known as cryopreservation - had been successful in the Philadelphia area. Only three babies have been born in the United States using this method and about 100 have been born worldwide, national fertility experts said yesterday.
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August 12, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
'I like money," investment banker Naomi Bishop ( Breaking Bad 's Anna Gunn) declares at the opening of Equity , a supremely intelligent Wall Street financial thriller. One of four smartly dressed female executives chairing a women's mentorship event, Naomi explains how her top salary helps pay for her brother's schooling while also keeping her in good shoes. Women, Naomi adds, need to stop being ashamed of money. Of having it, making it, spending it. No, this isn't the second coming of Gordon Gekko and his entreaty that "Greed is good.
NEWS
August 2, 2016
ISSUE | PREGNANCY Fighting nausea Thank you, Anndee Hochman, for reassuring pregnant women that there is a safe and effective treatment for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (" A pregnant question ," Sunday). This new and very expensive drug, Diclegis, actually is a resurrection of a treatment that was available from 1956 to 1983. The prescription medication Bendectin combined the same two ingredients - vitamin B6 and doxylamine - that are in Diclegis. Bendectin was remarkably effective, but the enormous costs of defending lawsuits blaming the drug for birth defects forced the company to stop producing it. There was never a proven risk.
NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
The mere thought of a salad - all those curly, crunchy leaves - made Bevin Reilly queasy. The odor of a dog treat during a long car trip with her new puppy prompted dry heaves by the side of the road. And when her husband made butternut squash soup, hoping the mild recipe would be something his pregnant wife could tolerate, Reilly became so ill that she made him eat it alone in their bedroom. It wasn't just morning sickness; it was all-day, everyday nausea that led to fatigue that bloomed into low-level depression.
NEWS
June 30, 2016
By Abigail Aiken and Catherine Aiken The international scientific community has mobilized in response to the Zika virus outbreak, racing to find ways to contain the emerging pandemic and grappling with understanding the health risks posed by the virus. However, the day-to-day reality of the Zika threat for women living in affected areas has not prompted similar attention or action. Despite advising women to delay or avoid pregnancy, the World Health Organization and the governments of affected Latin American countries have remained silent about the options that should be available to women who are already pregnant or who will be unable to avoid pregnancy.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2016 | By Anndee Hochman
The dates were so bad, so epically awful, that Angie started blogging about them: The man whose ex-wife showed up in the middle of their restaurant dinner and threatened to kill herself. The guy who suggested they meet in front of a bar, then confessed that he didn't drink and was strapped for cash. There were men who wanted to get married in a hot minute, men who bore no resemblance to their online profile pictures, men who sweated profusely even while sitting still. It was enough to make Angie, then a naval architect in Washington, rethink her longtime life plan: the "forever" guy, the baby, the white picket fence.
NEWS
April 16, 2016
ISSUE | CANCER Providing options Thanks for tackling the difficult and delicate subject of women who are diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy ("When pregnancy and cancer collide," Sunday). Dr. Elyce Cardonick's pregnancy registry helps women and their doctors understand how first-class cancer treatment and pregnancy care can be given at the same time. Breast cancer is the cancer most commonly diagnosed during pregnancy. We at Living Beyond Breast Cancer are working with Cardonick on a publication that will provide treatment options and resources.
NEWS
April 6, 2016 | By Anndee Hochman, FOR THE INQUIRER
THE PARENTS: Julianne Ulrich Aumen, 27, and Eric Aumen, 31, of Phoenixville THE KIDS: Gianna Marie, 6; Petal Magdalene, born October 31, 2015 ONE OF JULIANNE'S AFFIRMATIONS FOR LABOR: You're doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing, even if things go awry. The slack-line, a webbed strap slung between two trees in a park near Pottstown, wobbled when Julianne tried to walk across. "I need to hold your hand," she told Eric. He'd been hoping for that.
NEWS
April 4, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: My husband just took the bar exam a few weeks ago. He is working now as a clerk and waiting for results. He put himself through part-time law school, and he is really dedicated to his career, which is great. I've supported him since the beginning. I knew that when he was studying for the bar, I would be taking up most of the house and child care, and that was fine. What I didn't expect was to be such an emotional support for him. I didn't say anything when he was studying because I wanted him to succeed and there was an end date in sight.
NEWS
February 7, 2016
Millions of women could be putting their developing babies at risk because of their drinking habits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. An estimated 3.3 million women who drink are sexually active but not on birth control, according to a CDC report released Tuesday. And three out of four women who want to get pregnant don't stop drinking alcohol when they stop using birth control. Drinking during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, a range of behavioral, intellectual, and physical disabilities.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: We have two happy, healthy kids under 5 and are past all the major little-kid milestones - they sleep great, are potty-trained, etc. Spouse wants to add to the family. When it first came up, I said I was neutral on the idea but would go along if that was what Spouse really wanted. It was, and birth control ended. Nothing happened. My spouse, without discussion, made appointments with fertility docs a couple of months ago. This irked me, but I didn't say anything and went along, including blood tests, "samples," and signing my life away on paperwork.
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