this is the sound of two clocks ticking
A new study finds that a man's age may actually be more of a factor in miscarriage than was previously thought. If the sperm source is over 35, there's a 27% greater chance of miscarriage, even if the woman carrying the pregnancy is a "low-risk" spring chicken. I know this is not good news, yet part of me is a tiny bit pleased to hear that the daddy can carry at least one corner of that big ol' bio clock instead of women having to bear all the weight themselves. It's a pretty heavy, loud load to carry alone.
I think that you 'new moms' are right on the money with your campaign to get breast feeding right out in the open where it ought to be along with a lot of other bodily functions. I hate to say it because it sounds so vulgar but peeing outdoors is not unsanitary, nor is it disgusting. Let the pee-ers expose themselves.
comment by NYTIMES MENTION at June 7, 2005 3:19 PM
If breast feeding in public is to be embraced, is it OK for me to leer at you while you do it?
comment by Joe McDermott at June 8, 2005 12:23 AM
Is it OK to leer-
Look, people are rude all the time. People stare at things that are less important than breastfeeding. Many men would stare at my 38 DD even if I wasn't breastfeeding, which I do with my shirt pulled UP towards my neck and my son below - so I don't show much cleavage. Sorry to disappoint you.
Poeple stare at fat people, good looking people, women with tattoos (like me - yet why are so many of them afraid to breastfeed? It's more common than you think!)...why should that make something as important as breastfeeding have to be hidden?
comment by Hilary at June 8, 2005 8:01 PM