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Pregnancy Panic: Am I Really Having a Baby?!

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So it just hit me. Like a ton of bricks -- or should I say, like a huge box of 152-count Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers: The revelation that I'm actually going to give birth to this baby inside of me in just nine weeks and two days (but who's counting?!).


A Chat with 'Origins' Author Annie Murphy Paul

Anine Murphy Paul

Can you imagine interviewing scientists and reading reams of research about how various situations can affect a fetus in the womb and far beyond -- while you were pregnant yourself?Mom of two Annie Murphy Paul did just that while writing "Origins: How the Nine Months before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives," a new book that explores the field of "fetal origins" research through the lens of Paul's own pregnancy.


Wife's Vajayjay Scares Off Husband Post-Childbirth

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I got a call from my bawling sister-in-law last night, who said that her husband (my hubs' brother) had just walked out on her and their child. His reasoning was that he'd "looked" while she was giving birth to their son, and now he can no longer think of her in a sexual way. She gave birth two years ago! She confirmed it, though: They'd had sex only a handful of times since, and she had initiated every time. Oh. My. God.


Beware: Out-of-Control Pregnant Woman!

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Let's just say that since becoming pregnant, I have found that my need for control has spun out of control. But it wasn't until my painting-the-nursery meltdown that I decided that my need for control was turning me into Bossy Betty on Crack. 


Postpartum Depression: Now for Men, Too!

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According to a new study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, new fathers, just like new mothers, face an increased risk of depression -- and that risk remains high much longer than had previously been assumed.


Baby on Board ... But Am I?

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You're having a baby! It's supposed to be the happiest time in your life -- especially if you're a mama who tried long and hard to conceive. But when a friend called me last week to tell me she was nine weeks along, I wasn't shocked to hear how miserable she was.


Mom-to-Be Courtney Mazza: Will Dog Adjust to New Baby?

Courtney Mazza, Julio

Courtney Mazza and Mario Lopez are expecting their first child in September. But Courtney is a little concerned about how their French bulldog, Julio, will adjust to the new arrival. She speaks to momlogic.


Why More Women Are Childless by Choice

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Over at DOUBLEX, Amanda Marcotte wrote a post called, "The Real Reason More Women Are Childless."