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Taser Pain May Be Considered by Supreme Court as Excessive Force

Taser Pain May Be Considered by Supreme Court as Excessive Force

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — Seattle police officers say they chose one of the safest tools in their arsenal when they used a Taser gun against a pregnant woman resisting arrest.Before using the device one officer asked, “Well where do you want t…

911 Workers Fired for Being Pregnant?

911 Workers Fired for Being Pregnant?

Hemera/Thinkstock(FULTON COUNTY, Ga.) — Two former Fulton County 911 operator trainees plan to sue Georgia’s Fulton County, claiming they were fired for being pregnant. One of the women secretly recorded a conversation she said she had with the …

Obese and Pregnant: Dieting Safe for Mom, Baby

Obese and Pregnant: Dieting Safe for Mom, Baby

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At a time when women are “eating for two,” dieting can safely lower the health risks of obesity during pregnancy, according to a new study.British researchers reviewed data from 44 trials involving 7,278 women to determ…

‘Obese & Expecting’: Weight Ups Risks for Mom, Baby

‘Obese & Expecting’: Weight Ups Risks for Mom, Baby

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One more worry in the country’s obesity crisis: a new documentary highlights the perils of extra pounds during pregnancy.The TLC special, Obese & Expecting, follows four obese women through complicated pregnancie…

Egg Yolk, Soybean Oil Drip to Treat Infertility?

Egg Yolk, Soybean Oil Drip to Treat Infertility?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Four rounds of in-vitro fertilization couldn’t help Sara Conyers conceive, according to the U.K.’s  Daily Mail.But the fifth time was the charm for Conyers, 33, who now has twins. Conyers says the only…

‘"What to Expect When You’re Expecting": Top 10 Changes in New Edition

‘"What to Expect When You’re Expecting": Top 10 Changes in New Edition

Workman Publishing(NEW YORK) — What to Expect When You’re Expecting has been hailed as the pregnancy bible for moms-to-be and their families for decades.First released in 1984, the New York Times bestseller has now sold more than 17 million copies, an…

1 in 5 White Women Have Smoked While Pregnant

1 in 5 White Women Have Smoked While Pregnant

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — One in five white women have smoked cigarettes while pregnant, according to a new government study released Thursday.The report, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, show…

Doctors Unravel Mysteries of Heart Failure During Pregnancy

Doctors Unravel Mysteries of Heart Failure During Pregnancy

Hemera/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A mysterious and sometimes deadly type of heart failure that can strike otherwise healthy, expectant mothers late in pregnancy and leave them sick for life at last can be traced to faulty blood vessels in the heart, researc…

Jessica Simpson Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Jessica Simpson Gives Birth to Baby Girl

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(LOS ANGELES) — Jessica Simpson welcomed her first child on Tuesday.  Simpson posted the announcement on her official website, writing “Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson.  9 l…

South African Woman Has Triplets–Again

South African Woman Has Triplets–Again

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Her doctor called it a miracle. But to a woman in South Africa, giving birth a second time to naturally conceived triplets is not something she had wished.“There is no rest… It’s all about the babies,…

Autism Linked to Maternal Obesity, Study Finds

Autism Linked to Maternal Obesity, Study Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(DAVIS, Calif.) — Obesity during pregnancy can raise the risk of autism, a developmental disorder that affects one in 88 American children, according to a new study.The study of more than 1,000 children in California found the risk …

10-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth to Daughter

10-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth to Daughter

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MANAURE, Columbia) — A 10-year-old Colombian girl gave birth to a healthy baby girl, making her one of the youngest mothers ever.The unnamed girl from Manaure, a town in the Colombian Department of La Guajira, arrived at the hos…

Jessica Simpson Panned Over Pregnancy Weight

Jessica Simpson Panned Over Pregnancy Weight

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(NEW YORK) — When it comes to Jessica Simpson’s pregnancy weight, it seems everyone has an opinion.Simpson, who is eight months pregnant with her first child, has been called “huge,” “a house,” and “an absolute porker,” the latter comi…

Jessica Simpson: I Want My Body Back!

Jessica Simpson: I Want My Body Back!

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(LOS ANGELES) — Although pregnant Jessica Simpson has admitted to having a great time not watching what she eats before her unborn daughter finally comes into the world, she’s apparently starting to think about her post-baby body.In an…

Study: Pregnancy Increases Heart Attack Risk

Study: Pregnancy Increases Heart Attack Risk

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Heart attacks are often linked to high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking. But a new study suggests pregnancy can also increase the risk.“There are significant hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy…

Arizona Grocer Censors Jessica Simpson’s Nude Pregnancy Cover

Arizona Grocer Censors Jessica Simpson’s Nude Pregnancy Cover

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(TUCSON, Ariz.) — One Arizona grocery store wasn’t impressed with the Demi Moore-esque pose of a very pregnant Jessica Simpson baring her naked body on the cover of Elle magazine. A Jezebel reader snapped a photo of the mag…

Prenatal Pollutants Linked to Childhood Anxiety, ADHD

Prenatal Pollutants Linked to Childhood Anxiety, ADHD

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Inner-city women who breathe powerful airborne pollutants called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons while pregnant are more likely to have children who develop behavioral problems by the time they reach school age, r…

Pregnancy Safe After Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Pregnancy Safe After Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(VIENNA, Austria) — Contrary to past belief, it is safe to become pregnant after being treated for breast cancer, according to new research presented Wednesday at the eighth European Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna, Austria.The r…

Vigorous Exercise May Delay Pregnancy; But Not for Overweight, Obese

Vigorous Exercise May Delay Pregnancy; But Not for Overweight, Obese

Hemera/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Fertility experts say exercise is important, buy maybe not how you’d expect. Women trying to get pregnant should ease up on working out, new study findings published in the journal Fertility and Sterility say. The stud…

Snooki Talks Pregnancy, Baby Names on MTV

Snooki Talks Pregnancy, Baby Names on MTV

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MTV aired a Jersey Shore screening party with the cast Thursday night ahead of the season finale.  Snooki was finally able to talk about her pregnancy and explain why she delayed the news.”I wanted to make s…

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