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December 6, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kelly Clarkson is happy to be pregnant, but she's really not enjoying the physical  process very much at all. As far as she's concerned, morning sickness goes way beyond morning, and the whole "glow" thing is a big fat lie. Clarkson told Ellen DeGeneres on Friday, while promoting her new Christmas album, that women who are bubbly about how great pregnancy is and how little they feel sick are definitely off her friend list right now. "I want...
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NEWS
October 5, 2010
Drinking during pregnancy is considered a serious no-no by many women, and there's evidence to show that heavy imbibing while pregnant may be linked with developmental problems in children. But a new study finds that babies born of light drinkers may not show any greater risk of cognitive or emotional problems than women who abstain from alcohol during pregnancy. The research, published online Tuesday in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, analyzed data from a UK cohort study of 11,513 children born between 2000 and 2002.
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.
NEWS
September 6, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) during the early stages of pregnancy may be linked with a higher risk of miscarriage, a study finds. Canadian and French researchers evaluated 4,705 miscarriage cases up to the 20th week of pregnancy among women age 15 to 45. They were matched with 47,050 controls who did not have a miscarriage at the same point in their pregnancy as corresponding women in the other group. Among the women who had a spontaneous abortion, 7.5% had previously filled at least one prescription for an NSAID during their pregnancy, compared with 2.6% of women who did not miscarry.
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.
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