The bones that make up the pelvis the pelvic girdle can cause pain during pregnancy. These pains arise from the sacro-iliac and symphysis pubis joints. Some women experience pain in their lower back, buttocks, thighs, hips, groin or pubic bones at some time during their pregnancy. For most women, the symptoms are mild but for some, they are severe and disabling.
O utlander is famous for its sex scenes—but unlike many shows on television, these scenes don't just serve to titillate and objectify. They're stories within the story, never superfluous, and always purposeful. They drive character development, and are essential to the relationship between protagonists Claire and Jamie. They're also just really beautiful to watch, because guess what? Sex is normal and showing it on TV isn't a big deal! In celebration of Jamie and Claire finally getting back together across time and space, no less in Outlander's upcoming episode, MarieClaire.
In the middle of a hot New York summer 60 years ago, my mother and her two roommates were invited to spend a weekend at Fire Island. The three girls, recent nursing-school graduates, worked together at Bellevue and were sharing the rent on their first apartment. When a fourth young nurse of their acquaintance overheard them talking about the trip, she asked if she and her young man, a resident at the hospital, could borrow the apartment while they were away. In those days, lovers had to seize on those kinds of opportunities to be alone together. The apartment key was given to the friend, no big deal, and my mother and her roommates left for the beach.