Posts tagged "birth"

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 / August 6, 2015

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 women have, these days.
It’s true enough that there are a variety of cultures around the world that have had specific customs pertaining to placentae…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 11, 2015

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 very special delivery Christmas Day, helping a women birth her baby on a SEPTA train. Around 6 p.m. Thursday night, Sgt. Daniel Caban and Officer…

Katie Oldenburg / December 26, 2014

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 healthy women and their babies during childbirth. The report stated that low-risk women would actually be safer delivering with a midwife — either at a…

Avital Norman Nathman / December 19, 2014

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 hopes), announced her pregnancy via her lifestyle website Preserve. I’m actually fairly surprised that no media outlet hasn’t jumped all over writing “Will Blake Lively…

Avital Norman Nathman / October 10, 2014

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 may be — all around me? Shudder. Oh and how convenient, the local news is right there, ready to capture the whole thing on film! Eve…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2014

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 mom, Ruth Iorio.

In case you haven’t heard, Ruth decided to liveblog her home birth, giving her followers (and the world) a play-by-play…

Katie Oldenburg / January 9, 2014

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 are actually doing a larger service to those reading along. Such in the case, I think, with new mom Ruth Iorio’s decision to liveblog her home…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 9, 2014

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 and rolling through, and it just kept coming, and my whole body was spiraling and rolling, and I was laughing and crying [and] purring,” Amber…

Ami Angelowicz / June 3, 2013

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, this is not the premise of a “Portlandia” sketch. It’s real. After receiving a lot of “signs” and reading the book The Ancient Secret of

Ami Angelowicz / May 29, 2013

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 YogaTronica, WombStep, Deep Doula House, Electrowifery, and Placenta dub. So, you can choose the style that fits your birthing plan best. “What better way to…

Ami Angelowicz / January 29, 2013

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 uteruses (or is it uteri?) gave birth to twins who were conceived separately in her respective wombs. This feat of conception is virtually impossible, yet…

Ami Angelowicz / September 21, 2011

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 terribly surprised. And while I am sure it was intense (because duh), it does not do women any good to hear all the time how…

The Stir / July 16, 2011

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 to have twins out the viola without drugs, and if she could do it, so could you! She drove this point home over and over:…

Gillian Telling / November 19, 2010

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 concept of doula, at least in the way I use it, is relatively new. The word itself comes from ancient Greek, meaning “helper” or “woma…

Miriam Zoila Pérez / October 6, 2010

Quotable: SNL’s Will Forte Filmed His Sister Giving Birth

“It was really the best night of my life. You know, this is the most important person in the world to me and she’s going through the best night of her life. It strikes me as weird that other people wouldn’t be in that situation. I feel bad that they don’t have that kind of…

Jessica Wakeman / March 26, 2010

Olympic Weightlifter Picks Up A Dumbbell And Pops Out A Baby

If you saw “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” on TLC, you probably can’t stop wondering how it is possible for a woman not to know she’s pregnant and then slip into a bathroom stall and drop one out? It just seems so incomprehensible to me. How could you miss all of the signs—like the…

Ami Angelowicz / December 16, 2009

Women In Labor Need To Lay Off The Twittering

In the world of Facebook and Twitter, it’s beginning to feel like not much is sacred or private. On Tuesday, Sara Williams, wife of Twitter CEO Evan Williams, pushed the boundaries of discretion even further, when she tweeted about being in labor … while it was happening. She told her 14,000-plus followers when her water…

Nikki Dowling / August 12, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Birth On The Front Lawn, Awkward Love Scenes, And Punishment For Loud Sex

A woman in Fullerton, CA, gave birth to twins on her front lawn, alone. [LiveScience]…

Catherine Strawn / August 15, 2008
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