Posts tagged "childbirth"

Watch Irish Men Watching Childbirth For The First Time

If you needed a nearing-the-end-of-week diversion from your 9-to-5, YouTube is here for you, as it so often is! The channel Facts. has provided us all with the

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 1, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Chill Pregnant Woman Tootsee Rolls Her Way Through Labor

Labor seems okay, I guess. …

Megan Reynolds | August 20, 2015 - 3:30 pm

President Obama Will Announce New AIDS Strategy

Plus, a woman in Hong Kong is accused of assaulting a police officer with her breast, and Nadia Lee Cohen builds a photography project in response to online censorship. All…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 30, 2015 - 5:30 pm

The Marines Are Testing Female Soldiers For Front Lines

Women in combat, frats being fratty(terrible) and so much more. …

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 20, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Mike Brown’s Family Will File A Civil Suit Against The City Of Ferguson

Ferguson shooting victim Mike Brown’s family will be filing a civil suit against the City of Ferguson and Officer Darren Wilson.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 5, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Mommie Dearest: Florida Hospital Tried To Force C-Section On A Mom

A Florida mother gave birth to her fourth baby this past Friday amidst a hell of a controversy. Jennifer Goodall, who has had three previous C-sections, had been hoping to…

Avital Norman Nathman | July 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

New Minnesota Law Prevents Pregnant Inmates From Being Shackled

A new law just went into effect in Minnesota that bans the use of shackles and restraints on pregnant inmates and also allows them access to doulas. [RH Reality

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2014 - 5:30 pm

New Reality Show “Born In The Wild” Depicts Moms Giving Birth In The Forest

Childbirth is a miracle. It’s a miracle that I intend to experience (hypothetically, in the distant future, maybe) with an epidural and as many pain-numbing drugs as they’ll give me.

Jessica Wakeman | June 10, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: Let’s Talk About The Placenta

It always amuses me when something concerning pregnancy, birth, or parenting pops up as a “trend.” Odds are, that “trend” has been in practice for ages, but most likely in non-urban,…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Add Water Births To The List Of Confusing Choices For Expectant Moms

Birth: one of the most private, personal and intimate moments of a woman’s life. And for good reason — most usually end with a baby being pushed out of a…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Zimbabwean Women Fined $5 For Each Scream During Childbirth

In Zimbabwe, a country where the average yearly income is $150, giving birth in a hospital can be prohibitively expensive at $50. But at one corrupt hospital, this price can…

Mary Odell | July 12, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Why Is Maternity Care So Darn Expensive?

Apparently, when it comes to maternity care costs in this country, I lucked out big time. Seven years ago, when I found myself pregnant for the first time, I had…

Avital Norman Nathman | July 10, 2013 - 1:00 pm

5 Women Who Had No Idea They Were Pregnant

Every now and then the unthinkable happens and a baby is born to a mother that didn’t even know she was pregnant. Such stories are often met with skepticism because…

Mary Odell | June 28, 2013 - 11:00 am

12 Reasons I’m Obsessed With “Call The Midwife”

If you have been in a one mile radius of me anytime in the past few weeks, you have probably heard me tell you all about how I love “Call…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Watch This: Men Find Out What Childbirth Feels Like

In the latest experiment for their show “Guinea Pigs,” Dutch TV hosts Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno were hooked up to an electro-simulator that mimics the painful contractions women experience…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 22, 2013 - 11:20 am

Mommie Dearest: Let’s Give Pregnant Kate Middleton Some Space

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, then allow me to be the first to share the breaking news: Princess Kate is pregnant! Now feel…

Avital Norman Nathman | December 7, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Illinois Woman In Labor Votes Before Going To Hospital

Now that’s dedication! Illinois mama-to-be Galacia Malone stopped at her local voting station to vote while her contractions were still five minutes apart. Once she voted, she dashed off…

Jessica Wakeman | November 6, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Woman Gives Birth Alone On The Subway At 1:30 A.M.

I am proud of myself when I kill a spider without bursting into tears and shrieking. So I can’t imagine what it must be like to give birth on a…

Jessica Wakeman | June 28, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Abortion Is Safer Than Giving Birth, Says Study

Abortion is safer for American women than giving birth, according to a new study published yesterday in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. A woman is about 14 times more…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Eating Placenta? It’s Mmm-Mmm-Good!

Eating placenta might sound like the most hippie of hippie-dippie pursuits. But if an article in New York magazine is to be believed, eating your afterbirth (or placentophagia) is trés,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 23, 2011 - 1:40 pm