Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies

by Natalie Kitroeff and Jessica Silver-Greenberg

American companies have spent years trying to become more welcoming to women. They have rolled out generous parental leave policies, designed cushy lactation rooms and plowed millions of dollars into programs aimed at retaining mothers. But these advances haven’t changed a simple fact: Whether women work at Walmart or on Wall Street, getting pregnant isRead the article

Reframing “Mommy Brain”

by Alexandra Sacks, MD

A new mother finally gets her fussy baby to sleep and steps into a relaxing hot shower — with her glasses on. At a family barbecue she can’t recall the name of a relative she rarely sees. It’s easy to laugh off such lapses as “mommy brain,” but there remains a cultural belief that pregnancyRead the article

Exercise during pregnancy can shorten labor, study finds

by Katie Kindelan & Dr. Najibah Rehman

Women who sweat it out during pregnancy will likely have a sweet reward at the end, according to a new study. Researchers in Spain found that women who exercise just three times per week during pregnancy have a shorter labor. In the study, a group of around 500 women were divided into two groups. One group ofRead the article

Get Fit to Cut Your Diabetes Risk During Pregnancy

If she’s fit, a woman is less likely to develop diabetes during pregnancy, a new study contends. Researchers who followed 1,300 U.S. women found that high levels of fitness before pregnancy were tied to a 21 percent lower risk of gestational diabetes. These findings show that women should think about getting into shape before conceiving,Read the article

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