Topic: pregnancy

What To Expect When You’re Expecting At Work

What To Expect When Youâre Expecting At Work

Pregnancy is a joyous time. Telling your family and loved ones is exciting. But what about telling your colleagues? Telling your boss? Telling your team that counts on you for a lot? This can be a bit trickier. It isn’t always streamers and cake, and there is actually a lot to know about telling your co-workers and boss that you are expecting. We talked to some experts to get the low down. More »

Kim Kardashian Doesn’t Need Gloria Steinem To Defend Her

Kim Kardashian Doesn't Need Gloria Steinem To Defend Her

Hell has frozen over, pigs have flown, etc: Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has given an interview to Us Weekly in which she defends Kim Kardashian. The magazine asked Steinem about recent criticism directed at Kardashian over her weight gain during pregnancy: ”Our bodies are never public property under any circumstance,” Steinem said. ”It’s wrong, and people in the street who feel the right to touch a pregnant woman’s belly ought to be arrested for harassment. Our bodies belong to us, and if we don’t invite touching, we shouldn’t tolerate it.” More »

NBC Reporters Fall In Love, Get Pregnant, Come Out

NBC Reporters Fall In Love, Get Pregnant, Come Out

Office romance at NBC! Today show correspondent Jenna Wolfe made a surprise announcement yesterday morning: She’s been dating her NBC colleague, Stephanie Gosk, for almost three years, and Wolfe is four months pregnant. “I have some big news,” she told viewers. “I’m actually pregnant, quite pregnant. Stephanie and I are expecting a baby girl at the end of August. This is the adventure of a lifetime.” It was the first time she had mentioned her sexual orientation on air. Big day at work! More »

A Glimpse At What It’s Really Like To Be Pregnant At Work

A Glimpse At What Itâs Really Like To Be Pregnant At Work

“I can’t focus at all. It’s a serious struggle.”

These were the words recently told to me by a very pregnant friend of mine about trudging through the work day. We all know pregnancy can be difficult, but what is it like to work seven hour days, or longer, when you’ve got a bun in the oven? We decided to find out by going straight to the source: pregnant working women. More »

How Jessica Simpson’s Surprise Second Pregnancy Affects Her Weight Watchers Deal

How Jessica Simpsonâs Surprise Second Pregnancy Affects Her Weight Watchers Deal

Speculation over the population of Jessica Simpson’s uterus has run rampant since US Weekly published a cover story in November breaking the big news. (“OMG! SHE’S PREGNANT AGAIN”) Since then, every time Simpson has appeared in public, including as maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding, gossips have examined her belly for signs of life. Yesterday, Simpson confirmed the rumors on Twitter, posting an adorable photo of her 7-month-old daughter Maxwell plopped on the sand above the words “BIG SIS.” The happy news raises just one question: What about that $4 million Weight Watchers contract? More »

Kate Middleton Is Already Back On The Job

Kate Middleton Is Already Back On The Job

A duchess’s work is never done: Hospitalized less than two weeks ago for acute morning sickness, Kate Middleton made a public appearance last night, presenting an award at something called the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards. She looked gorgeous as usual, but don’t you want to tell her it’s OK to stay in bed just a bit longer? What’s the point of marrying a prince if you need to go rushing back to work so soon after a serious illness? More »

Everyone Loves A Celebrity Mom, But A Pregnant Working Woman? Not So Much.

Everyone Loves A Celebrity Mom, But A Pregnant Working Woman? Not So Much.

Last week, rumors swirled that Kim Kardashian was pregnant with Kanye West’s baby. She’s not, but the consensus seemed to be that a mini Kimye would provide a boost to Kim’s career. That’s true for many celebrities who find they become much more interesting to tabloid reporters and fans once they have kids. Think Kendra Wilkinson, Bethenny Frankel, and Snooki, other reality stars whose pregnancies gave them major career boosts. Jessica Simpson hasn’t had a pop hit in a decade, but her pregnancy landed her on the cover of multiple magazines. “Being a celebrity mom has more business opportunities than ever before,” an US Weekly editor said this spring. In pop culture, we’re baby-crazy. But for for everyday working women who get pregnant, it’s a whole different story. More »

Marissa Mayer Just Officially Became A Working Mom

Marissa Mayer Just Officially Became A Working Mom

The Wall Street Journal reported that Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, just had a baby boy.  Mayer’s husband, Zachary Bogue, made the announcement over Twitter. Marissa pregnancy, which was announced the day after she took the job at Yahoo, became a media storm. People worried it was bad form for six month pregnant Mayer to take such a huge job when already pregnant while others thought it would help women everywhere. But now, Marissa is officially part of that work/life balance struggle club, but something tells me, she will do just fine. More »