birth

Ryan Gosling And Eva Mendes Had A Baby — Again! And We Had No Idea — Again!

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes had another baby back on April 29. Yeah, that’s not a typo: Two very famous people had a baby and kept that shit under

Jessica Blankenship |

Don’t Worry, You Don’t Have To “Vaginally Seed” Your Baby, It’s Totally Fine

Lest you believe this is a thing, trust us, it’s not.

Megan Reynolds |

“HypnoBirthing” Is A Growing Trend Among New Mothers

One of the prime theories of HypnoBirthing posits that a large portion of birthing pain is due to the Fear-Pain-Tension-syndrome, which is the common cultural anxiety projected onto the birth…

Bronwyn Isaac |

Get Hypnotized By This Male Seahorse Giving Birth

Look at him floating there — so zen and then watch his offspring emerge with the exacting gentle force I’d expect from any creature called a “baby seahorse.”

Bronwyn Isaac |

Sea Turtles Take The Cake At Beach Wedding

How can you beat the charming badassery of 100 baby turtles preparing the walkway for your wedding?

Bronwyn Isaac |

Placentae & Umbilical Cords: Eat, Donate, Bury, Or Burn Them, Just Don’t Throw Them Away

“So what did you do with your placenta and umbilical cord after you gave birth?” I’m coming onto the blossoming revelation that this is a conversation that a lot of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

It’s A Gross Christmas Miracle: 2 Cops Deliver Baby On Philly Subway Train

I’m grossed out by the thought of someone eating on a subway train, which makes this birth story particularly nasty to me.

Two Philadelphia transit officers made a…

Katie Oldenburg |

Mommie Dearest: Pregnant Women In The U.S. Deserve Access To Midwives

Earlier this month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a U.K. organization that provides national health care advice and guidance, released a report on the care of

Avital Norman Nathman |

Mommie Dearest: Some Thoughts For Blake Lively On “Preserving” Her Pregnancy

If you haven’t heard already, let me be the one to fill you in: Blake Lively is pregnant! Lively, an actress and Martha Stewart wannabe (without the jail time, one…

Avital Norman Nathman |

Woman Gives Birth On NYC Sidewalk & The Local News Caught It All On Tape

On one hand, I do not envy this poor woman at all. Giving birth on NYC’s filthy sidewalk, right out in the open, with strangers — helpful though they…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Poll: Is Liveblogging A Home Birth Intriguing Or Appalling?

Just when you thought your friends were oversharing on Facebook and Twitter, someone else comes along and puts them to shame in the TMI department.

Exhibit A: New…

Katie Oldenburg |

Woman Liveblogs Home Birth On Twitter And Facebook

Many, many people are guilty of revealing too much information on social media. certainly am. But sometimes those tweets and status messages that we might write off as best kept private…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

So, You Really Can Have An Orgasm When You Give Birth

We’ll always remember Amber Hartnell as the woman who claimed to have experienced an orgasm while giving birth.

“All of a sudden the orgasm just started rolling through…

Ami Angelowicz |

This Just In: You Can Have A Dolphin Birth Your Baby

Forget about seeking the care of a doctor, that’s so passé.  If you’re looking to have a “supernatural” birth, you should find a nice dolphin to deliver your baby. No,…

Ami Angelowicz |

Who Will Be Spinning The Set For Your Hippie Birth?

You may want to consider hiring San Francisco’s Premiere Birthing DJ to spin the soundtrack for your hippie birth. According to the CraigsList ad, “Sarah Palin’s gay friend” specializes in…

Ami Angelowicz |

Double The Uteruses, Double The Babies

Finally, a story out of Florida that is not about a bizarre crime or a teacher schtupping a student. Andreea Barbosa, a woman with the rare condition of having two…

Ami Angelowicz |

Miranda Kerr Should Keep Labor Horror To Herself

Labor already has a terrible reputation, so when Miranda Kerr said her natural, drug-free birth was so painful, she thought she was going to die, most people probably were not…

The Stir |

Girl Talk: Don’t Judge Me Because I Had A C-Section

When I was pregnant and watching DVDs about the birthing process, the OB-GYN onscreen kept insisting that no matter what, “You do NOT want a Cesarean!” She herself had managed…

Gillian Telling |

Girl Talk: I’m A Doula

Usually, when I tell people that I’m a doula I get two questions. The first: How do you spell that? And the second: Isn’t that like a midwife?

The…

Miriam Zoila Pérez |
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