April 5, 2013
D EAR ABBY: Maybe you would like to pass this on to the parents of teenage boys. It worked for me when I had the sex talk with my sons. I knew their brains had not yet fully developed. They thought they were invincible and had an "it could never happen to me" attitude. Because money seems to be the one thing at that age they can relate to, I decided to turn it into a mathematical problem: I told them that if they got a girl pregnant, they could figure on a minimum of $300 a month child support, multiplied by 12 months for 18 years.
March 22, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My 22-year-old daughter became pregnant from a guy she had dated only a few months, but never seriously. After weeks of wondering what she was going to do, she decided that terminating her pregnancy was the best thing to do considering she has limited income and still lives with me. I, however, am pro-life, although I do feel that in cases of rape or incest it is acceptable. My daughter knows how I feel about this. I supported her in her decision, but did not agree with it. Abby, I have taken this really hard.
March 20, 2013
1PROMOTES BRAIN HEALTH Researchers have long known that exercise promotes brain health. So, after doing your daily Sudoku puzzle, lace up your sneakers and get moving. 2 MAY PREVENT COLDS People who exercise regularly appear to get fewer colds. Exercise may spike the immune system, experts believe, helping to ward off colds. 3HELPS YOU HAVE A HEATHY PREGNANCY Exercising during pregnancy is beneficial to baby and mom. Most healthy women can exercise safely throughout pregnancy.
March 1, 2013 |
Question: I'm pregnant with our first child. My husband is being very supportive in many ways, but I've also asked him to go to my doctor's appointments. I want him there for support in case something goes wrong, and I also think he should experience everything I have to go through during this pregnancy. I've told a friend I expect him to go, and she thought I was being unreasonable. Is it wrong of me to want my husband to experience the whole pregnancy? He says he doesn't have a problem with it, but he could just be trying to keep me happy.
December 5, 2012 |
THE MOST widely anticipated pregnancy since one of those MTV teen moms got knocked up is official: Prince William 's wife, the duchess of Cambridge (a/k/a Kate Middleton ), is pregnant. St. James's Palace announced the pregnancy Monday, saying that Kate has hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, and was in a London hospital. William was at his wife's side. News of the pregnancy drew congratulations from across the world, with the hashtag "royalbaby" trending globally on Twitter.
November 21, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The nation's largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists said Tuesday that birth control pills should be sold over the counter, like condoms, no prescription or doctor's exam needed. The surprise opinion from these gatekeepers of contraception could boost longtime efforts by women's advocates to make the pill more accessible. But no one expects the pill to be sold without a prescription anytime soon: A company would have to seek government permission first. Plus, there are big questions about what such a move would mean for women's wallets if it were no longer covered by insurance.
November 20, 2012 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: We told our sensitive, 7-year-old daughter about my pregnancy earlier than planned because my morning sickness was bad and she was very worried that I was sick. My pregnancy is most likely not viable, but it is a slow process as we wait for tests and let nature take its course. We've explained to our daughter that things are not healthy with the pregnancy and that I am getting good care, but I feel like we are overwhelming her with my grief.
October 26, 2012 |
CINCINNATI - President Obama, seeking to shore up support among women, intensified his pressure Thursday on Mitt Romney to break any ties with a Republican Senate candidate who said that if a woman becomes pregnant from rape, it is "something God intended. " Romney ignored the emotional social issue, holding to an optimistic campaign tone as he fought for victory in crucial Ohio. Obama, wrapping up a 40-hour battleground state blitz, also headed to his hometown of Chicago and cast his ballot 12 days before Election Day. The stopover was more than a photo opportunity - it was a high-profile attempt to boost turnout in early voting, a centerpiece of his strategy.
September 28, 2012 |
A pregnant woman who says she lost her baby after police zapped her with a stun gun seven times outside her North Philadelphia home in 2010 filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit this week against the city and three police officers involved in the incident. Naimah Jones, 35, is suing for assault and battery, false arrest, malicious prosecution and emotional distress. The incident occurred Nov. 27, 2010, when Jones, en route to her parents' house to celebrate Thanksgiving, stopped home to grab some luggage.
September 14, 2012 |
This week's new DVD releases offer everything from historic battles to dinosaurs. For Greater Glory, Grade B-minus: Andy Garcia stars in this story of a Mexican war over religious freedom. Director Dean Wright faced a major hurdle in putting together his epic feature. It wasn't enough that he had to create interesting characters to carry moviegoers through the story of Mexico's Cristero War of the 1920s. He also realized many moviegoers will have no knowledge of this conflict. Wright had to provide enough explanation for the film to be understood, but not so much that he bored those already aware of this dark period.