Brazilian Women Taking Back Control of Their Birth Canals

Brazil, the land of talking exotic birds, is wrestling with a childbirth culture that has, in recent years, relied on interventionist procedures such as C-sections. More than half of all babies born in Brazil are delivered via cesarean, a figure, according to the Associated Press, that rises to 82 percent for women on… » 8/13/12 1:00pm 8/13/12 1:00pm

Childbirth Footage Has A Happy & Delicious Ending [NSFW]

This video of a Pennsylvania woman's natural birth is pretty graphic, and it's definitely going to make you squirm. It's okay though, because it ends with a big plate of fettuccine alfredo. (The baby's cute too.) » 9/24/11 2:35pm 9/24/11 2:35pm

Swedish Study Says: Just Get The Epidural

Science guy says: "Our conclusion is that natural childbirth preparation with psychoprophylaxis does not reduce the need for epidural analgesia or improve the birth experience, when compared with the standard form of antenatal education." Translation: watch the labor scene in any rom-com! » 5/28/09 5:20pm 5/28/09 5:20pm

Loose Lips

Drew Barrymore was the victim of a hit and run accident yesterday in LA, but plucky Drew was quick enough to note the driver's license plate number. So busted. • Mariah Carey said that Nick Cannon was the one who popped the question. "I would never propose to someone," the diva said on Ellen. Next on the couples'… » 5/13/08 11:45am 5/13/08 11:45am