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

California Makes Getting An Abortion Less of a Pain in the Ass

Thanks to the efforts of conservatives who got elected based on lying to the electorate about knowing how to do stuff like "create jobs" and "fix the economy" (LOL), it's been a generation since getting an abortion was this big a pain in the ass — albeit not as big a pain in the ass as carrying a pregnancy for 9… » 10/10/13 2:10pm 10/10/13 2:10pm

Kate Middleton Brutally Kills a Zillion Dumb Baby Weight Loss Articles

Ever since Kate Middleton gave birth to Baby King George this July, tabloid writers have been eagerly sharpening their cattiest claws in preparation for snarking on the Royal's post-baby body. Kate even rhymes with WEIGHT, you guys! And her last name contains the word "TON!" THIS WILL BE THE MEANEST POST-BABY COVERAGE… » 9/23/13 3:25pm 9/23/13 3:25pm

Zimbabwe Hospital Charged Women $5 Per Scream During Childbirth

Zimbabwe's rampant corruption has penetrated virtually all levels of public services, and it's gotten so bad that delivering a baby has become unaffordable for most Zimbabwean women. One hospital has reportedly been charging $5 per scream during childbirth for "raising false alarm." False alarm for what? Birthing a… » 7/12/13 3:00pm 7/12/13 3:00pm

The 1% Can Afford to Give Birth in America. The Rest Are Screwed.

Childbirth, typically a pretty straightforward (in-and-out, you might say) procedure, costs a staggering amount of money in the United States because pregnant women, uninsured or otherwise, are billed item by overpriced and often unnecessary item. Meanwhile, citizens in other developed countries enjoy the same access… » 7/01/13 4:30pm 7/01/13 4:30pm

UK Hospitals Allow Salespeople to Target Mothers Minutes After Birth

The Telegraph reports on a new birth trend: being subjected to the disgraceful marketing strategies of sales representatives who pay British hospitals for access to new mothers, whom they hope to take advantage of for profit. Sometimes the salespeople will begin badgering new parents mere minutes after birth. So much… » 6/18/13 2:00pm 6/18/13 2:00pm

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… » 6/09/13 6:00pm 6/09/13 6:00pm

Kindly Get the Fuck Out of the Delivery Room While We're Giving Birth

Delivery rooms increasingly resemble gladiator-style amphitheaters where uninvited family members cram in to watch women give birth, according to Today, which describes situations "rife with drama as grandparents-to-be vie for the best camera angle, or a mother-in-law angles to be the one feeding ice chips between… » 5/21/13 10:40am 5/21/13 10:40am

Summer Was the Official Fuck Season for Ancient Egyptians

A sexy new study involving beautifully preserved corpses at an ancient Egyptian cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis revealed some sexy insight into the sex lives of sex-crazed Egyptians: they enjoyed having procreative, penis + vagina = new person sex in July and August, when the temperatures in the Dakhelh Oasis can soar… » 5/19/13 12:00pm 5/19/13 12:00pm

Pregnant Women Everywhere Are Being Bullied Into Having C-Sections

A pregnant woman in Ireland who is is two weeks overdue, according to her records at Waterford Regional Hospital, was taken to High Court after refusing the C-section procedure recommended by hospital staff. The woman, who insists that her due date is actually March 18th, in contradiction with the medically-determined… » 3/09/13 5:45pm 3/09/13 5:45pm

C-Section Rates Vary Drastically Among U.S. Hospitals

Caesareans are the most common operation performed in the U.S., but according to a new study, the rates at which the procedure is performed varies widely—ranging from 7 percent of all deliveries to 70 percent of all deliveries—depending on the hospital. And it apparently has to do with the quality of care. » 3/05/13 12:00pm 3/05/13 12:00pm

Hospital Live Streams C-Section on Twitter, and It's Pretty Damn Cool

This week, a Texas hospital live-tweeted a scheduled caesarean section, from prep to aftermath, sharing information, photos of everything from the tools to the OR staff, and several (graphic) videos. It's the first fully comprehensive, interactive, live surgery of childbirth to be documented by a hospital staff. » 2/22/13 11:15am 2/22/13 11:15am

America, You Are Getting Really Shitty At Having Babies

New data released by the Pew Research Center has shown that the American birth rate dropped 8% between 2007 and 2010, putting the 2010 birth rate at its lowest level since 1920, the first year that we were even keeping track of this sort of thing. Guess this means that my Facebook friends are the last people in this… » 11/29/12 6:25pm 11/29/12 6:25pm

Creepy 'Love Surgery' Performed on New Moms' Unwitting Vaginas

Dr. James C. Burt was a simple gynecologist with a simple goal: to make life better for the boners of husbands of women who just had their love-holes ruined by childbirth. And so, for more than 20 years starting in the mid-1960's, Dr. Burt would perform vagina-tightening surgery on his new mom patients without their… » 11/29/12 4:25pm 11/29/12 4:25pm

Power Maternity Leave Is the Latest Way to Make Regular Ol' New Moms…

Feeling pretty good about your work-life balance? Aww, how cute. Feel inadequate again with this new pseudo-trend: "mumpreneurs" who go on "power maternity leave" by taking advantage of all that free time a lady has directly before and after she pushes another human body out of her vagina to start their own maternity… » 11/05/12 3:35pm 11/05/12 3:35pm