Posts tagged "giving birth"

Mommie Dearest: Doulas Should Be A Birth Option For Everyone, Not A Status Symbol

The New York Times, once again, is on it. Much like their report on midwives as a status symbol that appeared in their style section a couple of years ago, they've again turned their focus on the birth world. And this time, in a piece from last week, they're zeroing in on doulas. For those…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / February 21, 2015

Maggie Lieu Wants To Be First Woman To Give Birth On Mars

Humans have yet to set foot on Mars, but one British woman already wants to be the first to give birth on the red planet. Maggie Lieu, 24, is an astrophysics Ph. D. candidate at Birmingham University. She is also one of 600 people being considered for the  Mars One project, which hopes to set…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / February 5, 2015

Let’s Watch Kourtney Kardashian Pull Another Baby Out Of Her Vagina

UPDATE: Sorry, apparently E! thinks you should only be allowed to watch this beautiful moment in reruns. Lucky for you, they're on every second of every day. You can still see my amazing GIF after the jump though! It's that time again! Time for "A Kardashian Shares Something So Intimately Personal That You Kind Of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 17, 2012

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 subway car. Alone. In the middle of the night. But that's exactly what Wanda Dueno, 24, of Philadelphia did two nights ago. While visiting family…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2012

Are Push Presents Really Necessary?

I love receiving gifts, but even I'm a little confused about the phenomenon of the push present. As you might have heard, the push present is a gift, often a piece of jewelry, a new father gives to a new mother when she gives birth to their first child. If you're a fan of "The

By: Annika Harris / April 22, 2011

Girl Talk: Oops … It’s Almost Time To Give Birth!

I’m now six days away from the official due date of my unplanned (but now certainly wanted) first baby, and I think I have learned what it might be like to be disabled in America. It’s not very pleasant. I am certainly a spectacle, but unlike other disabled people, the woman with a giant rotund…

By: Katrina Devoe / April 23, 2010

Is A Forced C-Section Akin To Rape?

In a story on The Daily Beast, Danielle Friedman writes about Joy Szabo, an Arizona mom who painted a message on her car window which read, “Page Hospital, enter my body without permission... Sounds like rape to me.” Szabo was pregnant with her fourth child and the local hospital (the only one she could feasibly…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 19, 2009

Taiwan’s Hello Kitty Maternity Hospital

Hello Baby! Just when you thought the Hello Kitty craze couldn't go any further ... oh, yes, they really went there this time. Case in point: the Hello Kitty maternity hospital in Taiwan, where moms-to-be are attended to by nurses in pink uniforms, the newborns are swaddled in HK blankets, and bubbly Sanrio images decorate…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 14, 2009