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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 4:10pm7/08/15 4:10pm

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 5:30pm7/25/13 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… »6/18/12 4:35pm6/18/12 4:35pm