According to a recent study by the Guttmacher Institute, young women underestimate their ability to get pregnant, while women in their 30s and 40s overestimate, and continue to wait. Whichever side of the fertility divide you fall on, there are way too many myths floating around that have nothing to do with age.
The majority of kiddos are conceived during the winter holiday season. If we break this down, we'll find that one part holiday spirit, one part New Year’s Eve hilarity, and one part chilly weather, equals several reasons to strip down to nothing and get it on.
We live in a world where women conceiving older and older is becoming the norm. Salma Hayek had a baby girl at 41 and Holly Hunter had twin boys at 47 years old — a trend that is giving women in their 30's who have put having children off a sigh of relief. However, a recent study shows that women do not truly understand just how slippery the fertility slope really is.
I will admit it: I have always been obsessed with baby names for some strange reason. Not just for my own selfish possible-future-baby-having reasons, but because it's just interesting to see what names are popular year to year.
Maybe it's because I'm a woman, but when I was recently faced with economic hardship (being a recent college graduate with no job), the last thing I could think about was knocking boots.
This morning on the Today show, Giuliana Rancic, 37, made a big announcement. Only it wasn't the happy pregnancy news we've all been waiting for as she and her husband, Bill Rancic, have struggled with infertility for years. Rather she revealed that she has breast cancer, which was discovered because of her IVF treatments.
Both men and women like the pleasure that orgasms bring — but only male orgasms are actually "necessary." At least that's what science says — because only male orgasms are needed to make a baby. Ah, science. Science has clearly never had sex.
The pop superstar sparked conspiracy theories this week after her baby bump appeared to deflate on TV. Doctors Yvonne Bohn, Allison Hill, and Alane Park offer their expert take on 'bump-gate.'
Despite what you may have learned in high school sex ed class, the rhythm method may actually be quite an effective form of birth control.
A few months before Lily was born, I jolted up from a rare, deep sleep. I'd been dreaming about a dinner of lobster and clam chowder and it was fantastic. The next weekend, I ate it. As I savored every bite, I wondered when on earth I'd be able to have another meal like that. It certainly wasn't the most child-friendly restaurant—would I ever eat there again? In six months? In a year? Five years?
Beyonce Knowles is a very beautiful—very rich—woman. One would think her pregnancy would be, I don't know, fancy and glamorous, complete with nutritionist on hand 24 hours a day, guiding her in every dietary decision she makes, as well as blending her kale and berry smoothies.
Here in NYC, you live and breathe fashion whether you like it or not. With an office near Seventh Avenue (also known as Fashion Avenue), smack dab in the middle of the Fashion Institute of Technology campus, we get our morning mocha at Moda Espresso Bar and our evening shopping on at the Barney's Warehouse Sale. And with Fashion Week just around the corner, it's even harder to ignore that lovely, mysterious world.
Last night at MTV's Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, Beyoncé Knowles stepped onto the red carpet in a long, orange-colored flow-y dress. She walked a few feet, then paused in front of the cameras. And then, she put one arm on either side of her stomach and pulled the dresses fabric against her body to reveal a rotund baby bump that all her fans had been hoping for since she married Jay-Z back in 2008.