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ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kim Kardashian loves having a baby. Being pregnant with that baby, however, that was another thing entirely. "I think it's a real head trip," the reality-TV star told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview that aired Friday. "Your body is going through so many things that you can't even explain. ... It was really hard mentally on me. " That and she did have preeclampsia, which led to an early delivery. PHOTOS: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West "My labor was easy, but just the whole pregnancy, was so -- I had a few medical issues so it was really tough, and I gained a lot of weight, but it was just, they are all lying to you if anyone says it's easy," she said.  But does she want to have more kids with the man she intends to marry over the summer, overseas ?
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NEWS
December 30, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S.-based rights group Human Rights Watch said in a report that international corporations are forcing women to undergo pregnancy tests before hiring them in assembly factories along the U.S.-Mexican border. The group said maquiladora factories owned by U.S., European and Asian firms continued to violate women's rights in breach of Mexican labor law by refusing to hire pregnant women. The report named several foreign companies, including German electronics giant Siemens, U.S.
NEWS
June 2, 1995 | CRISTINE RUSSELL, WASHINGTON POST
Black and Latino women have "substantially higher" pregnancy rates at all ages than do white women, but the pregnancies among black women are far more likely to end in abortion than those among white women and Latinas, a new government report shows. The National Center for Health Statistics report is the first to present a detailed breakdown of pregnancy patterns in each of these groups.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
A test that tells a woman when she can have sex without using artificial birth control to avoid pregnancy has been developed by a biotechnology company that said it will be at least a year before it gains regulatory approval. Monoclonal Antibodies of Mountain View, Calif., has released details about the test, which it said provides valid results only during the second half of a woman's monthly cycle, after ovulation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1986
After reading the letters of Nov. 17 in response to Archbishop Roger Mahony's pastoral letter (Metro, Nov. 7), I too wanted to respond. Ten years ago I was a pregnant teen-ager. My pregnancy was a direct result of sexual ignorance. I was very upset to learn that Archbishop Mahony and his fellow churchmen condenm school-based clinics. While I appreciate Mahony's right to express himself, I feel the official prejudices of his church outweigh the facts. Perhaps it is time to put our religious beliefs aside and concentrate on solutions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1997
I am writing in response to your Jan. 5 article about President Clinton's new national strategy to prevent teen pregnancies and provide $7.5 million to launch local programs that promote abstinence. President Clinton deserves praise for elevating teen pregnancy prevention to a national priority. During 1995, over 4,300 Orange County teen mothers gave birth and another 4,500 gave birth in San Bernardino County. Our communities should plan now to enhance the forthcoming abstinence programs with responsible sex education, which gives teens factual and honest information to avoid pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and AIDS.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001
Hey, that Norah Vincent is onto something ("Feminists Have No Womb for Anyone Else," Commentary, March 29). But I think drug-testing pregnant women without their consent is only a first step. There are thousands of pregnant women running around loose doing whatever they please, just like regular people. Think how many fetuses could be saved if these women were put in state-run pregnancy farms where they could be monitored 24/7. And why stop there? A lot of women are pregnant but don't show it. Let's randomly test all women of childbearing age and throw them in jail if they turn out to be smoking, drinking, eating, watching, listening to or thinking anything that could be harmful to fetuses.
NATIONAL
July 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The National Zoo won't be hearing oohs and aahs over a new panda cub this year. Zoo officials said that the giant panda Mei Xiang was not pregnant after all. Her hormone levels had soared after she was artificially inseminated, then dropped, signaling a cub could be born. But an ultrasound showed no fetus, and zoo officials determined she wasn't pregnant. False pregnancies are common in pandas, and Mei Xiang has had four. Her only cub, Tai Shan, turns 2 on Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1989 | From staff and wire reports
Two studies released last week document the dangers of pregnant women using cocaine and smoking cigarettes. Women who use cocaine early in their pregnancies are nearly five times more likely to produce babies with serious birth defects, government researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
OPINION
October 29, 2005
Re "A Puzzling Trail to USC Baby Death," Oct. 25 I read your article on Holly Ashcraft with much sadness and frustration. As a woman who is undergoing fertility procedures with the hope of conceiving a first child, I admit I have no sympathy for her. She has been a resident of this city for the last few years, yet she didn't bother to call social services for assistance with her unwanted pregnancy. Unlike many young women, she had a support system of friends and extended family members but did not turn to them.
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