Pregnancy

fertility
fertility

How Long Can Frozen Embryos Last?

We learned this week that a woman gave birth using a 24-year-old embryo.
Olivia Campbell
12.21.17
rights
rights

A New Flushable Pregnancy Test Could Help Women in Abusive Relationships

The little plastic test hasn't changed in years and this eco-friendly version is winning in more ways than one.
Terena Bell
12.19.17
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

This Extreme Form of Morning Sickness Is Stumping Doctors​

The kind of sour-sick that made its way into my aching muscles and my brain, regenerating again every time I tried to eat or drink.
Laura Dorwart
12.7.17
birth control
birth control

Free IUDs Had a Stunning Impact on Teen Pregnancy in Colorado

Teen pregnancies and abortions fell by more than half.
Susan Rinkunas
12.1.17
rights
rights

Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions in Cases of Down Syndrome [Updated]

A judge permanently blocked a similar law in Indiana.
Ashley Lyles
11.17.17
Sex
Sex

Seven Things to Know About Having Sex While Pregnant

For one thing, how you orgasm might change.
Debby Herbenick
11.16.17
Sex
Sex

All the Crazy Ways People Avoided Pregnancy Before Modern Birth Control

Think weasel testicle necklaces and pregnant wolf piss.
Mark Hay
11.16.17
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

Another Way Prisons Treat Women Like Shit

Forcing women who just gave birth to detox drastically is inhumane and, experts say, medically unnecessary.
Elizabeth Brico
11.3.17
Sleep
Sleep

Pregnant Women Have the Most Bat-Shit Crazy Dreams

I woke up clutching my husband, dry-mouthed and shaking, jealous that he’d probably spent the night dreaming about something normal like sex or being late to work.
Laura Dorwart
10.24.17
Pregnancy
Pregnancy

'Phantom Pregnancy' Is One of the Most Bizarre Medical Mysteries

Her abdomen had swollen up like a pregnant woman’s and she looked like she could give birth any minute. But there was no baby.
Olga Oksman
10.20.17
We Asked
We Asked

5 Women Told Us What a Home Birth Is Really Like

Sometimes you poop in the birthing pool.
Cristina Maza
10.18.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

Why Aren't Straight Men Told to Get Regular STD Tests?

Women and gay men carry the STD-testing burden.
Shayla Love
10.13.17