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March 21, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
AT&T Corp. was sued by the Communications Workers of America union, which accused the No. 1 U.S. long-distance phone company of discriminating against female employees who took pregnancy leave before April 1979. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, seeks class-action status for about 15,000 women on disability leave before April 29, 1979, for pregnancy, the union said. Union spokeswoman Candice Johnson declined to specify damages being sought.
April 18, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
So, what are the political ramifications of Hillary Clinton's impending grandmotherhood? No, seriously. Stop snorting. New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin put it out there Friday on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.” In a segment about Clinton's approval ratings, roughly equal today to what they were when she first ran for president in 2007, "Morning Joe" panelists were discussing the role that immigration reform might play...
March 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Sarah Palin announced in Juneau that she and her husband, Todd, were expecting their fifth child sometime in mid-May. The Republican governor said she did not believe the pregnancy would affect her ability to run the state.
April 17, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
In the circus of speculation that surrounds Hillary Rodham Clinton and her presidential prospects, Chelsea Clinton dropped a bombshell Thursday with her announcement that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a child. The former secretary of State has made no secret of her desire to be a grandmother, and sources close to her have said she would have serious reservations about diving into the grueling schedule of a presidential campaign if those demands coincide with her daughter's pregnancy.
November 16, 1998
Re "Changes in Pregnancy May Boost Brain Power," Nov. 11: It's too bad the brain power boost comes after getting pregnant. MARIA DENKER Studio City
November 24, 2010 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Heartburn in pregnancy is common, beginning as early as the first trimester. But doctors have worried that medications to treat the condition, called proton-pump inhibitors, may not be safe in pregnancy. A new study shows that the drugs, especially Prilosec, appear to be safe for pregnant women and women who may become pregnant. Researchers in Denmark examined a large database to find 5,082 cases in women who were exposed to proton-pump inhibitors at some time during the period of four weeks prior to pregnancy through the first trimester.
April 24, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Rumors that Megan Fox is pregnant popped up again Monday, but the actress and husband Brian Austin Green still haven't confirmed or denied the news. In late March, Star magazine cited an unnamed source who said Fox, 25, and Green, 38, had just found out about the pregnancy and were telling only “close friends and family members” at that time. E! Online put its stamp on the news Monday, citing an exclusive, unnamed, nondescript source as giving confirmation of the baby on board - and saying pretty much nothing else.
March 7, 2012 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Pregnancy is known to cause a remission in symptoms of multiple sclerosis in women who have MS prior to becoming pregnant. Now a study has found that multiple pregnancies may help prevent MS from ever developing. The study, published online Wednesday in the journa l Neurology, reviewed information on 282 men and women who received a diagnosis of central nervous demyelination. That's a condition that reflects early symptoms of MS but falls short of an actual MS diagnosis. The researchers compared those people to 542 healthy men and women.
August 23, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
WASHINGTON - In declaring that women's bodies can somehow prevent pregnancy in the event of a rape, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) sparked a national conversation about a scientifically unsubstantiated theory, sending reporters scurrying in search of the data that would prove him right or wrong. Surprisingly few hard facts and figures were available about the prevalence of rape-related pregnancies. Many news outlets, including this one, cited a 1996 study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which estimated that more than 32,000 women experience a rape-related pregnancy each year.
November 11, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Mariah Carey, she of the five-octave vocal range, is showing off her new figure. The platinum pop diva, who gave birth to twins in April, recently dropped 30 pounds -- but that's not all that's changed. Carey says pregnancy has made her voice stronger. “Right now I feel like pregnancy actually helped me vocally,” Carey said, according to the Associated Press. “At this moment my voice is in great shape.” Certainly sex hormones, like testosterone and estrogen, affect the voice -- for proof, just listen to any boy going through puberty.
April 16, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
This post has been updated. See note below. Follow me down the rabbit hole for a moment while we discuss the case of Kimberly Erin Caselman, a Pier 1 sales associate in San Jose who loves her job and informed her boss in November that she was two months pregnant with her second child. On the recommendation of her obstetrician, Caselman, 31, also informed Pier 1 that she was not to lift any objects heavier than 15 pounds, or climb ladders. Her pregnancy is not high-risk, but that seemed prudent, and not particularly limiting.
April 4, 2014 | Nardine Saad
It'll be another bambino or bambina for Nicole Polizzi: Snooki has announced she's pregnant with her second child. And guess what: She's a grown woman who will go into "momma bear" mode to protect her family. "Jionni and I are so excited to confirm that we are expecting our second child! Now knowing that our test results are good and our baby is healthy, we can finally talk about it!" the petite "Jersey Shore" alum revealed Friday in a lengthy blog post . But her excitement was not without disappointment that the news had leaked before she and fiance Jionni LaValle were ready to reveal it to the public.
April 3, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
For years, Mississippi has had one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the nation. But as a deeply religious state where sex was a taboo subject, there wasn't much support for teaching about sex in schools. As an article in the Los Angeles Times details, the issue of sex education has a long and contentious history in Mississippi. A bill that would require sex education to be taught failed in 2009, for example. But in 2011, the Mississippi Legislature passed and Gov. Haley Barbour signed a law requiring all school districts to adopt a policy for teaching about sex. So what changed?
April 2, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
TUNICA, Miss. - Marie Barnard was delighted when, after decades of silence on the topic, Mississippi passed a law requiring school districts to teach sex education. But the lesson involving the Peppermint Pattie wasn't what she had in mind for her sons. The curricula adopted by the school district in Oxford called on students to unwrap a piece of chocolate, pass it around class and observe how dirty it became. "They're using the Peppermint Pattie to show that a girl is no longer clean or valuable after she's had sex - that she's been used," said Barnard, who works in public health.
February 24, 2014 | By Melissa Healy
Pregnant women have long been assured that acetaminophen can treat their aches, pains and fevers without bringing harm to the babies they carry. Now researchers say they have found a strong link between prenatal use of the medication and cases of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. The results, published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, add to growing evidence that the active ingredient in Tylenol may influence brain development in utero. But they do not provide clear answers for mothers-to-be or their doctors about whether acetaminophen is safe during pregnancy.
February 6, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Supermodel Doutzen Kroes has another little angel on the way! The Victoria's Secret model and husband Sunnery James are expecting their second child and announced the news Thursday with a nude Instagram photo of the model cradling her protruding belly. Some people just have the genes for that sort of thing ... PHOTOS: 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show  |  Backstage "This is not a #throwbackthursday this is now!" the 29-year-old wrote . "So happy to share with you that we are expecting.
December 4, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Call it morning-show sickness: Both “Today” and “Good Morning America” appear to have gone a little mad over the news that Prince William and his wife Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a child . “GMA” lifestyle anchor Lara Spencer was whisked off to London to cover the story, an assignment that mostly involved standing in front of Buckingham Palace while...
August 1, 1997
Re "Sex, Not Abortion, Is the Issue," by Anna Runkle, Column Left, July 25: Runkle wants to know why sensible people risk unintended pregnancy when there is so much information and technology that would seem to preclude, or greatly reduce, the risk. Runkle and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America seem bound and determined that every teenager is jumping into bed every night and nothing is going to stop it. When is later? Later is when you are married. At what age should we begin to worry that one's virginity is the mark of loserdom?
January 21, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
It's a girl and a big reveal for Anna Trebunskaya of "Dancing With the Stars. " The ballroom pro welcomed her first child and finally named the child's father. The Russian hoofer, 33, gave birth to daughter Amalya Millan on Saturday at home, her rep told People. Upon first announcing her pregnancy in September, Trebunskaya opted to conceal the name of her baby daddy. But the statement revealed that Amalya's father is Trebunskaya's boyfriend, actor Nevin Millan, who has appeared in small roles on "True Blood," "CSI: New York" and "Nip/Tuck.
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