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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

Tilda Swinton Says That Giving Birth Is “Murderous” Business

“In movies, and particularly in television films, when people have babies they are sitting in a hospital room and there are flowers everywhere. They are made up, magically, and they…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | May 13, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Deaths From Pregnancy And Childbirth Decline Worldwide

Researchers have reported a significant decline in deaths of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth worldwide. In 2008, about 342,900 women died from complications associated with these conditions, whereas in 1980,…

Annika Harris | April 17, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Man Goes Through Simulated Childbirth To See If He Can Handle The Pain

We’ve all heard the old women-versus-men pain threshold debate. It almost always goes the same way. A man in the middle of a crowded bar raucously boasts that he…

Nikki Dowling | October 15, 2009 - 4:10 pm

“Suck Up The Pain” Is Midwife Denis Walsh’s Mantra

If you’re preggers and thinking of having an epidural, think again, says male midwife Dr. Denis Walsh. He claims the pain induced by labor is purposeful, necessary, and will prepare…

Carrie Wasterlain | July 13, 2009 - 3:10 pm