Posts Tagged ‘Pregnancy In the News’

A Worthwhile Cry

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Since all I ever do anymore is cry, I figure, why not go looking for reasons? I had two all-out, breakdown, hysterical sob fests yesterday. Why? Couldn’t even tell you now. Not a clue. I know that the tear stains on my glasses are probably never coming off.

Dear God, it’s me, Brandi, can I PLEASE have my hormones back?!

In any event, I was all of a sentence-and-a-half into this article when I started crying, because I could feel where it was going and it was already too much for my estrogen. It’s a wonderful must-read story about friendship and surrogacy. Everyone she have a friend like this.

Best Friends Forever at

Teen Pregnancy Pact

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

I don’t think the “what the hell” spinning of my head has quite stopped yet. I found a news story this morning that said a group of 17 girls, none over age 16, in a Massachusetts high school made a pact to get pregnant. The girls wanted to be pregnant together and raise their babies together. This is so concerning on so many levels. I can’t imagine the impact this will have on their lives, their children’s lives and for those around them. I of course do not know them or their families, nor do I know anything outside of what the Yahoo news shared. So far be it from me to make ill informed assumptions and point fingers and call out everything that’s wrong about this. My first hope is for the safety and health of both the mothers and babies. You can’t help but wonder what kind of environment bred thinking that deems this appropriate. Media, family, school, etc. all play equally guilty roles. My second hope is that this story is told and it is shared to prevent another ludicrous pact like this being made.

This is one of those instances where I stand by my support of sex education. I was unbelievably fortunate to have parents who were very open and honest about educating me about sex, its consequences and my choices. I know that not all children and teens have this luxury. This is an example of where talking to your kids and presenting multi-dimensional perspectives can really help them make the best choices possible.


Friday, October 19th, 2007

A really interesting story about the widow of a soldier who died in Iraq who had his baby posthumously. They were facing infertility before his deployment, so they froze his sperm to be on the safe side. She now has a healthy baby boy who bares a striking resemblance to his father.

It also sounds like freezing sperm prior to deployment is quite popular amongst soldiers. Not as an attempt to leave their wives with an opportunity to have babies should they not return- but ensure that they can start a family after their return due to some of the harmful chemicals and conditions they are exposed to.