War-Torn Countries Need Midwives Even More Than Everyone Else

Women all over the world have been having healthy babies safely for hundreds of thousands of years in many different and extraordinary scenarios, but as technology has improved in countries like the United States, the sharp contrast between birthing conditions here and in developing nations has become even more… » 7/25/13 5:30pm 7/25/13 5:30pm

Today in Vaginas: All The Cool Chicks Have Midwives

OBGYNs are so three seasons ago. Midwives are the pregnant lady's "status symbol" of the moment — the birthing choice of models like Gisele Bündchen, Christy Turlington, and Karolina Kurkova. Who would've thought that midwifery would be so in vogue? When you hear "midwife" you don't think Birkin bag. You think Birkenstocks. … » 6/18/12 4:35pm 6/18/12 4:35pm

Manhattan Moms Extol Virtues Of Water Birthing

We've discussed at-home births, water births » 11/13/08 4:40pm 11/13/08 4:40pm and even birth of the variety, and I suspect those of you who thought those unconventional births were gross will be similarly repelled which follows some local ladies as they spawn in inflatable tubs in their apartments. It's graphic! Those of you who are into this sort…

Taking extreme measures in the face of extreme poverty is not just a problem for India's daughters, but for Afghanistan's young girls as well. According to the BBC, an increasing number of very young Afghan women are being married to older suitors in exchange for money or livestock because their families can barely… » 4/16/08 10:45am 4/16/08 10:45am