I am a writer and occasional editor. My work has appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, First for Women, Woman's World, AOL, YourTango, and various other publications. Interests include holistic health/fitness, beauty/style, reading, pop culture, astrology, summer, baking, and cooking with lots of veggies and spices! I've lived in Chicago, Boston, London, L.A. and Manhattan and now reside in north NJ with my Jersey boy husband. In our free time, we frequent BYOB spots, buy overpriced (but so yummy!) eats at Whole Foods, and do bizarrely huge loads of laundry.
Every woman's birth experience is unique, but there's a common question many of us want our health care provider to answer ASAP: How soon can I have sex after having a baby? (The answer: Approximately six weeks if you've delivered vaginally and up to eight if by C-section, notes Jennifer Ashton, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.) But it can be even more helpful to know exactly what you should expect sex to be like once you actually do get back into the swing of things with your partner.
As if parents didn't already feel enough pressure to find the perfect baby name that suits the child but also perhaps pays tribute to a loved one and, of course, sends the right "message" to the world, now comes proof that the name you choose carries serious weight. In a recent article, The Atlantic writer Cody C. Delistraty posits that your name is actually a major dealmaker or dealbreaker in all different facets of life.
Here, 7 ways your child's name could shape their fate.
Expectant mama Mila Kunis might not be the most tight-lipped celeb expecting a baby these days, but she's definitely been a bit more reserved -- choosing to stay mum about her pregnancy early on and choosing not to publicly reveal her due date. So it's no surprise to learn that Mila's family and friends threw her a super-intimatebabyshower as opposed to big, showy bash.
Ashton Kutcher's fiancee was feted by her closest female pals and relatives on Sunday in L.A., E! News reports. A source says the affair was "very small and intimate" and didn't have a particular theme. Sounds absolutely perfect.
Whether we're consumed by work, play, or something in between, "busy" only begins to describe how most of us feel. Even in the summer, there's no denying that most moms' itineraries are jam-packed. As a result, you might feel like you're not doing everything you can in the way of charity. The truth is we all wish we could give more.
But busy moms actually do cover a lot of ground, even if you don't realize it. We're helping one another -- and our communities -- all the time! Here, 10 ways busy moms give back every day.
All the 29-year-old Cape Coral mom wanted to do was try to deliver vaginally (or have a VBAC) before agreeing to what would be her fourth cesarean -- if it was necessary. But Bayfront Health Port Charlotte threatened to call the state Department of Child and Families, because, according to the hospital's letter, a VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) could lead to "death or serious injury" to the baby. They threatened to force a C-section on Goddall "with or without [her] consent."