Jan 07 2016

Bluetooth Pregnancy Test at CES (Why Do We Need This?)

Elle.com reports on a new Bluetooth pregnancy test from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). My question: why do we need this?

(Note: the picture below is just a public domain pic of a not-Bluetoooth pregnancy test from Wikipedia.)

English: Pregnancy Test Svenska: Ett positivt ...

English: Pregnancy Test Svenska: Ett positivt graviditetstest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For the record, you have to pee on a stick, but this fancy new stick connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth.

But also! You can watch soothing videos while you wait three minutes for the results. From Elle.com:

The company released its Pregnancy PRO Digital Pregnancy Test at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. The sticks, which look just like your typical pregnancy tests, sync with a smartphone app via Bluetooth. You then urinate on the stick, as you normally would, and the app notifies you once it detects a sample. Then, a countdown clock shows three minutes until the result is ready. While you await the anxiety-ridden three minutes, you can click on “Calm Me,” “Educate Me,” or “Entertain Me” to either learn about fertility or just watch puppy videos to ease your nerves.

Oy vey. Maybe it won’t catch on.

Source: First Response Unveils Bluetooth Pregnancy Test – First Response Pregnancy PRO at CES (Elle.com)


Jul 02 2014

Brooklyn Decker’s Funny Tweet About Pregnancy

Brooklyn Decker tweeted something funny about pregnancy.

English: Brooklyn Decker in June 2009.

English: Brooklyn Decker in June 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Note: As far as we know she was just making a joke, not an announcement. Just so we’re clear.

Also, for what it’s worth, Ms. Decker’s tweets are often amusing, and she seems like a nice person. For example, here’s an article about her involvement with the 2014 Special Olympics.


Sep 25 2009

Some Women Save Money By Not Using Birth Control

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From Salon via MomLogic:

Eight percent of women are using birth control less regularly as a means of saving money and, among women in financial decline, that number rises to 12 percent.

Can you say pennywise and pound foolish?

Image: Archive.org


Apr 09 2009

Why Are People So Afraid Of Childbirth?

A recent viral video reminded me of something that I’ve been saying for awhile now: what is it about birth that freaks people out so much?

Welcome to the world, kid

Welcome to the world, kid

I must be missing something. What’s the big deal? It’s just a baby. Sure, they look kinda slimy and blue when they first come out. But that stuff washes off. (I’m actually very glad that I was told about the blue part. Otherwise I might have thought that my wife had cheated on me with E.T.) Read more »


Apr 09 2009

Birth Simulator Video

To me, the more striking thing is how flexible the simulator’s legs are. Impressive.

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Apr 05 2009

Reading is Fundamental – Cocaine And Stuff

Wherein we get our link on and show you some stuff to read. Other than this site. But you knew that. Read more »