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Surrogate Refuses to Let Mother-in-Law in Delivery Room

Surrogates have rights too, they're not just a vessel. Infertility can be one major reason why a couple will choose a surrogate to have a child. Data shows that about 1 in 5 women are considered to struggle from infertility, meaning that after a year of trying to get pregnant they cannot bring a pregnancy to term.
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Ashley Graham Opens Up About Pregnancy Loss and Giving Birth to Twins

Ashley Graham has always openly shared her personal experiences with motherhood. For years, the model has been an advocate for body positivity, sharing glimpses into difficult moments in her life and empowering other people who have given birth to speak honestly and freely about their own journeys as well. Most recently, in a deeply personal essay penned for Glamour on May 20, Graham candidly reflected on her experience with pregnancy loss, giving birth to twins, and learning to love her postpartum body.
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Rihanna gives birth, welcomes first baby with boyfriend A$AP Rocky

Rihanna is officially a mom! The Fenty Beauty founder gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, with rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky, Page Six can confirm. The newborn was born May 13 in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. Page Six broke the news of Rihanna’s pregnancy in late January after photos emerged of the singer, 34, proudly displaying her baby bump as she went for a stroll with Rocky, 33, in Harlem. A month before the big reveal, Rihanna had sparked pregnancy rumors while dining at Carbone, with a source telling us she was “quite clearly drinking sparkling water and openly rubbing her...
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Denying abortion access has a negative impact on children and families

The Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court proceedings in the United States have put the spotlight on the issue of abortion rights. Limiting access to safe abortions has many consequences, including increases in poverty, unemployment and pregnancy-related deaths. Another key area of impact from restricting abortion access is on family well-being and child development.
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The "Grey's Anatomy" Cast Reunite to Deliver a PSA About Reproductive Health

The doctors of Seattle Grace Hospital are teaming up for reproductive justice. On May 19, Shonda Rhimes posted an Instagram video of the "Grey's Anatomy" cast spreading awareness for safe sex. Following the leaked Supreme Court draft threatening to upend Roe v. Wade, countless celebrities are using their platforms to stand up for reproductive rights, so of course our favorite onscreen doctors had to get in on the important conversation. In a partnership with Bedsider, an online birth-control support network for women between the ages of 18 and 29, the familiar faces spliced their advice about effective contraception. Online health clinics are vital in a time when reproductive rights could vary greatly by state.
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After Her Miscarriage, Britney Spears Gushes Over Bonding With A Baby She Met On Vacation

While most travelers rave over the food, drinks and downtime they enjoyed during a getaway, the highlight of Britney Spears' trip to Mexico was the little girl she met!On Instagram, the singer shared a video that recapped her and fiancé Sam Asgahri's vacation, showing her rolling around on the sand topless, exploring their surroundings, and most importantly, interacting with the adorable tot. The post comes less than a week after the 34-year-old revealed she suffered a miscarriage early on in her third pregnancy."I swear this baby 👶🏼 was unbelievable !!! Most babies that small are extremely guarded and if someone...
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‘After which failed pregnancy should I have been imprisoned’: House member who had two miscarriages blasts GOP on abortion ban

Congresswoman Lucy McBath shared her struggles with miscarriages on Wednesday to advocate for women's reproductive rights in the United States in the wake of a leaked draft opinion from the conservative-majority Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v Wade decision.Speaking at a US House judiciary committee hearing on the "ongoing crisis in abortion care access", the Georgia Democrat argued that the legislation introduced in right-wing states could impact the treatment of women who had undergone miscarriages and stillbirths."One day I woke up covered in blood. It is hard to describe the agony of a miscarriage. It is heartbreak, it's...
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Rihanna Gives Birth to First Boy With A$AP Rocky: Real Birthday, Name, More Deails

Some well wishes are in order! Rihanna, 34 years old, has just become a mother and we all know how much of a blessing babies are. According to TMZ, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have just recently become parents to a boy. The only piece of information they have is that the infant was born in Los Angeles on May 13, but other than that, they have no more details. It's not clear why they waited almost a week to have the news announced though.
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23-year-old mom-to-be, who once gave birth to her newborn before doctors reinserted the tot inside her womb after successful treatment, says she is ready to deliver the baby once again

Since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago, pregnant women and young mothers have had hard times to keep themselves and their newborns safe from the virus. While hospitals were working with limited resources for non-Covid patients and they were exposed to a high risk with every single hospital visit, the safety of the Covid-19 vaccines was yet another huge problem for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers in deciding whether they should get immunized against Covid-19.
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What overturning Roe v. Wade could mean for women who experience pregnancy loss

On my path to motherhood, I experienced miscarriages. Plural. And I am not ashamed to talk openly about it. It is more common than people think, but it is also individually heartbreaking. To be honest, I did not know that much about what happens after a miscarriage until I experienced it myself. One of my losses was around eight weeks pregnant, and the doctor called it a “missed miscarriage”. This meant that although the baby was no longer viable, my body would not let go of it on its own. There was no heartbeat, but I also had not miscarried the baby yet. My pregnancy hormones were still very high, and my body really wanted to believe it was still pregnant.
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States expanding Medicaid coverage of maternity services

More states are expanding Medicaid coverage of maternity services for low-income women, including lengthening the postpartum coverage period, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation report. Why it matters: Medicaid pays for more than four in 10 births in the U.S., but coverage can be short-lived for women, ending after...
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Abortion Doctors Hate 'Inflammatory' Republican Questions

Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York and the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee organized a hearing on May 18 with the provocative title "Revoking Your Rights: The Ongoing Crisis in Abortion Care Access." They and their abortion-advocate expert witnesses warned of a dystopian post-Roe v. Wade landscape. One witness even called it "the coming of the New Jane Crow" for women of color.
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Rihanna And A$AP Rocky Welcome A Baby Boy! A Timeline Of Her Epic, Trendsetting Pregnancy

She's a bad girl boy mom! Take a look back at her pregnancy journey, from early chatter about her relationship with A$AP to her announcement and due date. After one of the most enthralling, “you’re going to see this bump” celebrity pregnancy journeys we’ve ever had the privilege to see, Rihanna and boyfriend ASAP Rocky have reportedly welcomed their first child together. The star gave birth to a boy.
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With 50 Years of History, Nike’s Next Years Will Emphasize Female Inclusiveness

Click here to read the full article. Basketball legend Lisa Leslie was only 22 years old when she signed her first Nike deal in 1994 after graduating from college. At the time, the 6-foot, 5-inch athlete said Nike’s women’s athletic apparel was rather limited. It came in black, gray, navy blue, light blue and white. “And I said, ‘You all got nothing in pink?’ So, it’s nice to hear there is now something special for women,” said the former Los Angeles Sparks team member who was at a recent three-day event for women held at Nike’s Los Angeles office campus.More from...
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