Woman Gives Birth in the Middle of NYC Street

A woman in labor was trying to hail a cab to the hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Monday when her baby could no longer wait—she got down on the ground and gave birth right there in the crosswalk on the corner of 68th and 3rd. Fox 5 News cameras happened to catch all the action while on their way to… » 2/25/14 10:20am 2/25/14 10:20am

Hot Right Now: Letting Your Newborn Keep His Placenta for Six Days

Okay, brace yourself. There's a birthing technique that will allow you to live in a house with a Keurig and some wifi but still keep the umbilical cord attached from your baby to its placenta postpartum until it detaches on its own, about a week later, just like chimpanzees do. Sure, it requires lugging the thing… » 10/28/13 1:00pm 10/28/13 1:00pm

Woman Gives Birth in a Bookstore, Proves Bookstores Are Still Useful

So, a pregnant woman walks into a bookstore...and gives birth, right there in the lobby. Get it? Because, at this point in our cultural reliance on THE INTERNET, bookstores have to diversify. You can't just sell books out of bookstore — bookstore proprietorship often means selling coffee, babysitting children, and… » 10/19/13 6:00pm 10/19/13 6:00pm

Your Morning Sniffle: A Pregnancy Captured in a Second a Day

Developer Danny Pier filmed his wife's pregnancy and put it together into a heartwarming timelapse a la the baby's first year video. He did this because he's part of an internet conspiracy to rip our uteruses out and fill them with Cathy comics, See's Almond Rocas, and a million tears. » 9/09/13 9:40am 9/09/13 9:40am

Photos Show Nigella Lawson's Husband Apparently Choking Her in Public

On Sunday morning, The Mirror roused its unwitting, sleepy-eyed readers with pictures that apparently show British chef Nigella Lawson being physically abused by her husband, art magnate Charles Saatchi, while sitting outside a London restaurant. » 6/16/13 11:30am 6/16/13 11:30am

Orgasms Happen During Childbirth, but Only in France (Obviously)

Back in 2008 when the innocence of youth was sullied by the banking crisis, the Are You Afraid of the Dark? of investigative journalism shows, 20/20, aired parts of a documentary called Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret, sparking a firestorm of internet commenting controversy. Orgasms during birth? You mean, yet one … » 6/09/13 6:00pm 6/09/13 6:00pm

Dolphin-Assisted Births Seem Like Questionable Life Choices

Dolphins are magical, highly-intelligent creatures that play with surfers, save drunk people from riptides, and jump over the rings of Lisa Frank’s neon-splattered Saturn. They’re cosmic beings, dolphins are, in direct communication with the undying essence of the universe, privy to the semi-divine thalassic secrets… » 5/27/13 12:30pm 5/27/13 12:30pm

Want to Birth a Baby Einstein? Chug Some Iodine

A new study from Bristol and Surrey universities found that pregnant women who consumed lower amounts of iodine were more likely to have children with lower IQs and reading abilities. Which, of course, means they would love their stupid baby less. (JK) (But really, we can't be sure.) » 5/22/13 10:00am 5/22/13 10:00am

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Hanging Out with Your 'Musty' Placenta Is the Big New Birthing Trend

"Lotus birth"—the practice of allowing the umbilical cord and placenta to detach naturally from the newborn—has reportedly been around for centuries in Balinese tradition and certain aboriginal cultures, but it's just now hitting the American trend-piece circuit. In typical births, the umbilical cord is clamped and… » 4/12/13 7:00pm 4/12/13 7:00pm

Woman Gives Birth to 15 Pound Kid via Vaginal Delivery, God Bless Her

In Gloucestershire, England, Jade Packer recently gave birth to a baby boy who weighs 15lb 7oz. It was a vaginal delivery, and because the boy was so big, his shoulders got stuck on the way out, and he was oxygen deprived for ten minutes. Miraculously, he made it out okay and six weeks later, he's at home with his… » 3/28/13 2:30pm 3/28/13 2:30pm

Woman Gives Birth at a Zoo in Syracuse and the Animals Just Stand…

A woman visiting the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse gave birth on Friday while dallying at the bear exhibit and most likely wondering, "Do bears really like honey?" Then, bang — her uterus started contracting and a small team of emergency capuchin monkey midwives was quickly assembled to help the woman give birth… » 12/09/12 12:30pm 12/09/12 12:30pm