Maybe you haven’t heard, but Yahoo recently hired a female CEO. Her name’s Marissa Mayer. She’s thirty-seven years old, and she’s pregnant with her first child. This should be really good news for women, I think. Not only did one of America’s most recognizable companies hire a woman to lead them, but they knew she was pregnant and they still hired her. I don’t know
This is my third installment of what I’ll call my "Moms and the Workplace" series. I didn’t intend for it to be a series, but Marissa Mayer being hired as the new CEO of Yahoo really helped me out, so I thought I would tie it all together and figure out how I feel about it in the process.
A couple summers ago, I got hooked on watching "I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant." It scared me half to death. Seriously, it seemed entirely impossible that you wouldn't realize you were pregnant after nine months...
Back in the days of yore when I was packing for the hospital to deliver my daughter, I got it so wrong. This was in the days before car seats were required for even the youngest of babies and there was no Internet to turn to for advice.
Not too long ago, the only way eager parents-to-be could get a glimpse of Junior before he made his big appearance was in one -- or, if you were lucky, two -- routine pregnancy ultrasounds. To the untrained eye of most parents, these ultrasound images are barely recognizable as being those of a child. Enter the 3D pregnancy ultrasound: an ultrasound method that provides a fully dimensional view of babies still in the womb. Before having a 3D ultrasound performed, however, understand that they are not designed to be medically diagnostic and are not recommended by any major medical association.
The process of surrogate pregnancy is complicated. The application process is extensive, getting matched with potential parents can be stressful and carrying a baby to term only to turn it over to the new parents can be emotional. Specific laws vary from state to state, but the general process is the same regardless of your location. Understanding what is involved with surrogate pregnancy will allow you to make an informed decision regarding surrogate pregnancy in your life.
Breast pain can occur during the first, second or third trimester of pregnancy. Usually one of the earliest signs that you are expecting, breast pain can also occur in the final stages of pregnancy as your breasts become ready for your milk to come in shortly after the birth. While much of the discomforts of pregnancy are due to fluctuating hormones, with a little knowledge and gentle care you can reduce breast pain during pregnancy.
Pregnancy causes a series of hormonal changes in your body. One group of hormones in particular, called androgens, can cause pregnancy-related acne or make existing acne worse. While you can't necessarily regulate your body's hormonal changes, you can take steps that may help prevent and treat your acne. It's important to talk about your skin care regimen with your doctor because most of the popular prescription acne medications and many of over-the-counter treatments contain ingredients that can cause serious birth defects.
You gained 30 lbs. during pregnancy but your baby only weighed eight of those. But, you don't feel like you gained all that weight in body fat, so you might be wondering where the rest of that scale jump came from. There are a lot of reasons women gain weight during pregnancy and a lot of different places they gain it. For the most part, those scale increases indicate that your body's doing its part to prepare you and your baby for a healthy gestation and delivery.
There's a lot still happening down there after pregnancy. Heavy bleeding and vaginal discharge can make you feel like you've been on a period for weeks.
But then your regular menstrual cycle picks back up. You could find that when it does return, it's not the same as it was before you got pregnant. A heavy period after pregnancy isn't something to be alarmed about, unless you're experiencing an unsafe amount of blood in a short time span.