Pregnancy http://nhpr.org en Fat Suits, A Dog Costume & A Whole Lot Of Hot Dogs: How Hollywood Deals With Real-Life Pregnancies http://nhpr.org/post/fat-suits-dog-costume-whole-lot-hot-dogs-how-hollywood-deals-real-life-pregnancies <p></p><p>Today we talked to Logan Hill of Los Angeles Magazine about his article<a href="http://www.lamag.com/laculture/cut/2014/06/02/fire-in-the-belly"> “Fire in the Belly,” </a>in which he explores the strategies utilized by TV execs when faced with a pregnant actress. From Lucille Ball to Kerry Washington, it is a challenge as old as, well, television. <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/61614-song-summer-worst-songs-world-cup">Listen to the segment here.</a></p><p>We thought this was such a great topic that we decided to compile our own list of amusing TV/real life pregnancies.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:36:13 +0000 Alexis Chapin 50302 at http://nhpr.org Fat Suits, A Dog Costume & A Whole Lot Of Hot Dogs: How Hollywood Deals With Real-Life Pregnancies 6.16.14: The Song Of The Summer & The Worst Songs From The World Cup http://nhpr.org/post/61614-song-summer-worst-songs-world-cup <p></p><p>According to the calendar, it’s still spring for a few more days, but <em>some</em> music critics have already anointed the song of the summer. Today on Word of Mouth we’ll reveal the warm-weather anthem you’ll be hearing all summer long. Plus, for soccer-loving countries, the World Cup inspires passion, patriotism, and songs, bad ones. We’ll listen to a selection of the worst songs also inspired by the World Cup, from around the world.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Listen to the full show and click&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Read More</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;for individual segments.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:01:46 +0000 Word of Mouth 50290 at http://nhpr.org 6.16.14: The Song Of The Summer & The Worst Songs From The World Cup Why More N.H. Women Are Choosing To Give Birth Out Of Hospital http://nhpr.org/post/why-more-nh-women-are-choosing-give-birth-out-hospital <p>Due to cultural shifts and medical concerns, more women around the country, and especially in the Granite State, are deciding against having their babies in the hospital.&nbsp; The state’s medical community is taking note- some with major concern- and others trying to work out new arrangements to accommodate this trend.</p><p><strong>*PRI's radio program The World is doing a <a href="http://www.pri.org/series/ninth-month">series on pregnancy and childbirth </a>around the world</strong></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:&nbsp; </u></strong></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 47594 at http://nhpr.org Why More N.H. Women Are Choosing To Give Birth Out Of Hospital Bad Eating Habits Form Before You're Born http://nhpr.org/post/bad-eating-habits-form-youre-born <p>You may be familiar with the ordeal of introducing children to broccoli and spinach.&nbsp; Two new studies suggest that finicky eaters might have picked up their discriminating habit <em>in the womb</em>. Forget genetics, personal responsibility, and discipline. Your taste for junk food and soda may have a lot to do with how your mother satisfied her cravings.</p><p><strong>Kristin Wartman,</strong> is a food, politics and health journalist. She recently wrote about <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/opinion/bad-eating-habits-start-in-the-womb.html?_r=0">the new science of food choices for the New York Times. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:34:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39794 at http://nhpr.org Bad Eating Habits Form Before You're Born Group Prenatal Care Takes Root In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/group-prenatal-care-takes-root-new-hampshire <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just off from a circle of cushioned chairs, behind a privacy screen, Jessica </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> greets patients inside a Cheshire Medical Center conference room, in Keene.</span></p><p>“Let’s take a listen and see if we can hear this baby today,” she says, positioning a fetal heart monitor.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 08:54:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 28318 at http://nhpr.org The Baby Wait http://nhpr.org/post/baby-wait <P>Since 1970, the average age of first-time parents has increased markedly, from twenty-one years-old to twenty-five. Now, many parents wait even longer to conceive,&nbsp;and science makes it possible with advances in fertility treatments. A new era of freedom for women and men looking to have children later in life is now more a reality than a possibility, and the <A href="http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/magazine/110861/how-older-parenthood-will-upend-american-society">consequences are becoming more apparent</A>.</P> <P></P> <P> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:10:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18616 at http://nhpr.org The Baby Wait Banning Formula in Hospitals in Favor of Breast Feeding http://nhpr.org/post/banning-formula-hospitals-favor-breast-feeding <p>Hospitals, advocates, and even formula manufacturers acknowledge that when it comes to newborns, “breast is best.”&nbsp; And yet free samples of formula are ubiquitous inside many hospital walls – offered by nurses, doctors, or thrown in goodie bags for new mothers heading home after giving birth.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/16/health/hospitals-ditch-formula-samples-to-promote-breast-feeding.html?_r=1&amp;ref=pambelluck">Now, some hospitals are calling for an in-house ban on free formula samples</a>.&nbsp; They say the relative ease of bottle-feeding may sway new nursing m Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:24:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15050 at http://nhpr.org Banning Formula in Hospitals in Favor of Breast Feeding The Moth http://nhpr.org/post/moth-2 <p><strong>Saturday, Nov. 3 – Moth Radio Hour 1209</strong><br> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:39:15 +0000 NHPR Staff 14276 at http://nhpr.org The Moth Carrying 'Dreams': Why Women Become Surrogates http://nhpr.org/post/carrying-dreams-why-women-become-surrogates <em>Last in a four-part report</em><p>Surrogacy is an idea as old as the biblical story of Sarah and Abraham in the book of Genesis. Sarah was infertile, so Abraham fathered children with the couple's maid. Today, there are many more options for people who want to grow their families — and for the would-be surrogates who want to help.<p>Macy Widofsky, 40, is eager to be a surrogate.<p>"I have very easy pregnancies. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:24:00 +0000 Marisa Peñaloza 3190 at http://nhpr.org Carrying 'Dreams': Why Women Become Surrogates Surrogacy Experts Help Navigate Murky Legal Waters http://nhpr.org/post/surrogacy-experts-help-navigate-murky-legal-waters <em>First in a four-part report</em><p>On a sunny weekday morning, Diane Hinson pauses at the door of a generic office park in Northern Virginia. It's a routine work appointment for her, but a potentially life-changing event for her clients.<p>"I'm here today for the transfer of embryos," she explains.<p>Hinson is one of a growing number of lawyers making a living by coordinating surrogacies — a pregnancy where a woman bears a child for someone else who can't conceive or carry a pregnancy to term. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 3100 at http://nhpr.org Surrogacy Experts Help Navigate Murky Legal Waters Study Warns Of Autism Risk For Children Of Obese Mothers http://nhpr.org/post/study-warns-autism-risk-children-obese-mothers Scientists have found one more reason that pregnancy and obesity can be a bad combination.<p>A <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/03/28/peds.2011-1601">new study</a> in the journal <em>Pediatrics</em> suggests that moms who are obese or have diabetes are more likely to have a child with autism or another developmental problem.<p>The finding is "worrisome in light of this rather striking epidemic of obesity" in the U.S., says Irva Hertz-Picciotto from the MIND Institute at the University of California, Davis, one of the study's authors.<p>But it's not clear whethe Mon, 09 Apr 2012 04:08:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 2998 at http://nhpr.org Study Warns Of Autism Risk For Children Of Obese Mothers Is A Baby Conceived After Dad's Death A 'Survivor'? http://nhpr.org/post/baby-conceived-after-dads-death-survivor Two eras clash on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court, when a law written in 1939 is applied to in vitro fertilization. At issue is whether children conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent are eligible for Social Security survivors benefits.<p>At least 100 such cases are pending before the Social Security Administration.<p>This test case was brought by a mother whose twins were denied benefits because they were conceived after their father died. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:05:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 2581 at http://nhpr.org Is A Baby Conceived After Dad's Death A 'Survivor'? 'Fragile Beginnings': When Babies Are Born Too Soon http://nhpr.org/post/fragile-beginnings-when-babies-are-born-too-soon Dr. Adam Wolfberg had two daughters and another on the way when his wife, Kelly, went into labor. But this joyous occasion had come much too soon — Kelly was three months away from her due date. After just 26 weeks in the womb, their baby daughter Larissa entered the world by emergency cesarean section and was whisked into the neonatal intensive care unit of a Boston hospital. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 2393 at http://nhpr.org 'Fragile Beginnings': When Babies Are Born Too Soon Study Suggests Way To Create New Eggs In Women http://nhpr.org/post/study-suggests-way-create-new-eggs-women <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDaKsfx8yh4</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Rob Stein 2146 at http://nhpr.org Study Suggests Way To Create New Eggs In Women