St. Paul is poised to become the second city in Minnesota (after Brooklyn Park) to offer paid maternity leave to city employees.A resolution that has the unanimous support of the city's seven council members "would provide four weeks paid salary to the birthing employee mother and two weeks paid sal ... More >>
As a pediatric researcher and assistant professor with the University of Minnesota, Rebecca Schlafer has studied children, and more specifically, the children of incarcerated women, for years. She's seen just how difficult life was for pregnant inmates, who are often alone in their pregnancy, feelin ... More >>
Politicians are known to kiss babies. But Lisa Bender, the DFL-endorsed candidate running to represent Uptown-area Ward 10 on the Minneapolis City Council, has gone further: Just a month before election day, she had one.This Sunday, Lisa and her husband, Ryan, welcomed their second baby daughter, Is ... More >>
A lot of pregnancies in 2008 were a surprise.So says a new report from the Guttmacher Institute, which studies reproductive health. When one of its researchers crunched the 2008 numbers, she found that in 31 states, more than half of pregnancies were unintended.Minnesota, though, wasn't one of them. ... More >>
The latest state data paints a complicated picture of Minnesota teens' sex lives.SEE ALSO: Male birth control pill, Gamendazole, being developed at University of Minnesota The numbers show that while teens have become more sexually active in recent years, they're having roughly half as many abortion ... More >>
Our STD rate might be on the rise, but at least Minnesota's teens are having safer sex: Between 2007 and 2011, the number of teens giving birth in the state dropped by more than 30 percent.See Also: - 2012 was a banner year for chlamydia in Minnesota; STDs increased overall - Tim Pawlenty doubles do ... More >>
To all the Minneapolitans suffering from the infectious baby fever, we have fantastic news: You're officially living in one of the most baby-friendly cities in the country. See Also: Minnesota named 'Most Hipster State in the U.S.' Minneapolis ranked 5th best city for recent college graduates
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The corner of First Street and First Avenue in downtown Duluth will soon be the frontline of Minnesota's culture war.Anti-abortion advocates have received approval to open a Women's Care Center kitty-corner from the Women's Health Center, which is the only clinic in northern Minnesota offering abort ... More >>
A Minneapolis man discovered that his daughter was pregnant after Target started sending her coupons for baby clothes and cribs, according to an eye-opening New York Times story.The story chronicles how Target builds complex profiles of its customers, assigning each of them a "Guest ID" and study ... More >>
In a new report released by NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Foundation, pro-choice advocates accuse state funded "crisis pregnancy centers" in the metro area of dispensing deliberately misleading or false information about pregnancy in an attempt to dissuade women from having an abortion. "Everyone ... More >>
House Speaker Kurt Zellers is among the sponsors of the bill.We're not sure what any of this has to do with their campaign promises to create jobs, jobs and more jobs for Minnesotans, but Republicans in the Legislature have introduced their fifth anti-abortion rights bill this session. If t ... More >>
Teen moms may lose class credit--but it's not their faultFirst, the young moms who attend Broadway High School, the city's special program for teenage parents, had to move campuses. Now they're being told that some of the classes they've taken won't count toward graduation. The exact details ar ... More >>
Photo via wiki.racetotheright.comPete "ThePete" Arnold gets his Star Trek on.Pete and Alisha Arnold have gone on the record saying their website poll asking whether Alisha should have an abortion is not a hoax. Update: It's looking like anti-abortion advocacy. More after the jump. But while ... More >>
Are these people for real?As a story, it's almost too good to be true. In fact, it may not be true at all. The more we look into the online abortion poll posted at birthornot.com, the more suspicious it sounds.
ewan and donnabel/flickr Remy Mumby is a little different than other kids. On his website, foododdities, the fifth-grade boy from Lansing, Michigan, eats all sorts of gross things while sitting in his parents' living room and looking directly into the camera.
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Have you ever felt overwhelmed with only one child? Stretched beyond your limits with two? Frazzled out completely with three? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have, say, five children? Six? Seven, eight, nine?
In many Twin Cities clinics, continuity of prenatal care is a thing of the past.