No woman wants an abortion. Either she wants a child or she wishes to avoid pregnancy.
In pregnancy, there are two bodies, one inside the other. Two people live under one skin.... When so much of life is dedicated to maintaining our integrity as distinct beings, this bodily tandem is an uncanny fact.
Every woman while she would be ready to die of shame if surprised in the act of generation, nonetheless carries her pregnancy without a trace of shame and indeed with a kind of pride. The reason is that pregnancy is in a certain sense a cancellation of the guilt incurred by coitus; thus coitus bears all the shame and disgrace of the affair, while pregnancy, which is so intimately associated with it, stays pure and innocent and is indeed to some extent sacred.
Because they've either conveniently forgotten with time or they're trying to be supportive, most mothers won't tell you how hard pregnancy (and then childbirth) can be. Let me tell you, it is. It's brutal sometimes! But, if I did it, ANYONE can do it. I mean, I always knew I was meant to do something really BIG in life, and now I know that this was it. Screw winning an Academy Award someday ... I GAVE BIRTH
Pregnancy is of course confined to women, but it is in other ways significantly different from the typical covered disease or disability
If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters
Love and pregnancy and riding on a camel cannot be hid
Pregnancy is a disease from which you recover in 18 years and 9 months
Everything about woman is a riddle, and everything about woman has a single solution: that is, pregnancy
Pregnancy seemed like a tremendous abdication of control. Something growing inside you which would eventually usurp your life.
Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain -- your life will never be the same
When you gain 50 pounds during pregnancy like I did, you fear that you'll never get back in shape
Back in the days when men were hunters and chest beaters and women spent their whole lives worrying about pregnancy or dying in childbirth, they often had to be taken against their will. Men complained that women were cold, unresponsive, frigid. They wanted their women wanton. They wanted their women wild. Now women were finally learning to be wanton and wild -- and what happened? The men wilted
In the early stages of a pregnancy, the Government cannot intervene with a woman's right to choose. That is it, plain and simple. Guess what. We are not going to be big brother or sister, as the case may be. We are going to allow a woman, her doctor, and her God to make that decision
We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children
Pregnancy is barbaric. ‚Ä¶ The husband's guilty waning of sexual desire, the woman's tears in front of the mirror at eight months are all gut reactions, not to be dismissed as cultural habits. ... Three thousand years ago women giving birth 'naturally' had no need to pretend that pregnancy was a real trip, some mystical orgasm
We really won't know if she is pregnant until about the last month of her pregnancy
The pregnancy is just evidence of sex, ... What they really don't want their parents to know is that they are sexually active.î
I remember distinctly telling my father-in-law, barring a miracle, we're going to have to terminate the pregnancy. Her health has to come first
I would like to devote my future energies to doing something about the problem of teen pregnancy
Diet plays in my opinion an important role during pregnancy
Weight loss after pregnancy is safe but requires attention and guidelines
If the Plan B battle reveals anything, it's that the opponents' real agenda is not to prevent unintended pregnancy and abortion. If that were so, they would be for all forms of contraception. They'd be for better sex education. They'd be for more family-planning counseling. The problem is the right doesn't want greater access to birth control, ... and their opposition to Plan B proves it
This clearly shows that through the mid-'90s we have a dramatic drop in the teen pregnancy rate ... and that's very important. But we have to put that in the context of where we were to begin with, which is that we have one of the highest teen pregnancy rates of all industrialized countries
What is frequently lost in translation is that our pregnancy rates are anywhere from 40 to 60% higher than other areas of the world