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Giving Birth Ruined My Vagina, So I Got a New One

It was at my six-weeks-postpartum appointment that someone in the birth world finally admitted what we all fear to be true: vaginal birth can ruin your vagina, even might ruin it—and, in my case, did. The doc inserted the type of speculum she’d always used on me in the past, then took it back out, turned to the nurse,… » 8/20/15 11:00am 8/20/15 11:00am

65-Year-Old Mother Of 13 May Be Oldest Woman to Ever Birth Quadruplets

Annegret Raunigk may not be the oldest woman to give birth—that title goes to the late Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara, who was 66 at the time her twins were born—but she may be the oldest woman to ever give birth to quadruplets. And the four babies, delivered prematurely in May, are now ready to go home. » 8/19/15 12:15pm 8/19/15 12:15pm

Men Delivering Babies: The End of a Two-Century Fad 

When I was pregnant for the first time, I insisted on a male obstetrician. I believed that men had better reflexes, performed better under pressure, and were more technically competent than women. I thought that for the same reason I used to think God made Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve, the same reason I thought… » 7/08/15 4:10pm 7/08/15 4:10pm

Anti-Abortion Groups Super Confused that NARAL President is Pregnant

Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, chose to make a pretty stupendous birth announcement today, via a big story in the Washington Post. Hogue, 45, is pregnant with twins, due to give birth in July, and just really, really freaking out anti-abortion activists who don’t get how such a thing might… » 6/08/15 8:05pm 6/08/15 8:05pm

New Moms: Maybe Don't Eat Your Placenta 

Any woman who has ever spent ten minutes in an OB’s waiting room flipping through free pregnancy magazines is likely familiar with the trend of ingesting placenta. Usually dried and turned into pill form, advocates of “placental consumption” have long argued that eating the placenta helps women make a speedier… » 6/06/15 1:45pm 6/06/15 1:45pm

Elon Musk Denies Scolding Employee for Missing Work for Birth of Child

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is disputing two particularly bizarre quotes in the new biography of him written by business journalist Ashlee Vance: that he once referred to himself as a “samurai,” and that he chided an employee for missing work due to the birth of his child. Musk called the childbirth quote “total BS” on… » 5/12/15 12:10pm 5/12/15 12:10pm

W. Virginia Republican: Rape Is Bad, But It Can Make 'Beautiful' Kids

Dear God, it's like they're actively trying to get us to insult them: yet another Republican politician has argued against allowing rape survivors to get abortions, because while rape is "obviously awful," the children it can potentially produce are beautiful. Yep. Nothing lovelier than a forced pregnancy. » 2/06/15 12:45pm 2/06/15 12:45pm

Watch Some Dudes Witness the Miracle of Childbirth for the First Time

Childbirth is one messy, horrible, beautiful, painful, awe-inspiring, bodily fluid geyser of a shitshow. As a twenty-something with no intention of starting a family anytime soon, it absolutely terrifies me. So let's watch some dudes watch some childbirth so I can feel better about my own fears regarding the miracle… » 9/01/14 6:20pm 9/01/14 6:20pm

Olympic Skier's Custody Battle Wins Gold Medal In WTF

It's a classic love story — boy meets girl. Girl gets pregnant. Boy and Girl break up. Girl moves to a different state for college. Boy sues Girl for custody of the fetus. Court rules Fetus belongs with Boy. Girl forced to give Fetus to Boy and Boy's New Wife. Boy is Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller. Classic. Love.… » 11/25/13 3:45pm 11/25/13 3:45pm