Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

I’ve Learned To Love Babies, Now I’m Waiting Until I’m Ready

Sometimes it amazes me how much we’re ruled by biology. When I was younger, I would blatantly ignore any babies that I saw. It wasn’t that I was trying to be  rude, it was totally subconscious, because I didn’t realize I was doing it. I’d run into someone with their baby, and as I walked

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Jessica Alba Launches Line Of Eco-Friendly Baby Products

Just months after the birth of her second daughter, actress Jessica Alba is adding the title of entrepreneur to her résumé, and launching a line of eco-friendly baby products. Alba, along with Christopher Gavigan, father of two...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Telling My Mexican Family: “Yes, I Want Kids, Just Not Now”

My grandma and aunts keep asking me when I’m going to start popping out some babies, now that I am living with my boyfriend. I’m 27 and my aunt insists that I will soon be too old...

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Latinas Benefit Big From New Insurance Guidelines

By Maria Elena Pérez, Interim Executive Director National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Latinas by far disproportionately benefit in every area of the new Department of Health and Human Services guidelines that would eliminate costly insurance co-pays...

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Border Residents Delivered By Midwives Barred Entry To U.S.

By Jazmine Ulloa Published: May 13, 2010 IT WAS JUST ANOTHER SWELTERING MONDAY MORNING in August. Yuliana Trinidad Castro sat in her truck with her mother, sister, and newborn daughter, windows up and air conditioner on high, waiting...

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Adding Folic Acid To Corn Masa Could Prevent Birth Defects

Fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid could prevent more serious birth defects of the brain and spine in the Hispanic...

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

“Anchor Baby” Is Always A Racist Term

I know that this latest round of immigration grandstanding isn’t the first time the term “anchor baby” has come into vogue. But as a woman, it’s the first time I’ve been in a place in my life...

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Arnold’s Telenovela Plot Line Less Fun In Real Life

I remember back when I first started joining my tías in watching telenovelas, the main character was one of those ever-pure types who somehow manages not to consummate her marriage to a man she does not love....

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Guapura 101: Latinas More Likely To Have Kids

Latinas, according to new Census data, are much more likely to have children than other women. A press release from the Census notes that immigrant women (likely to be Latina) and Latinas in general were more likely...

Friday, May 13th, 2011

The Nightmare Of The American Dream For Latino Families

Mediante la convivencia con mujeres hispanas aquí en California me he enterado de la cruda realidad que viven los hispanos en...