Keira Knightley Would Like the Royals to Acknowledge Birth in All of Its Excruciating Shit-Covered Gore 

Keira Knightley would like to direct your attention to the massive media cover-up surrounding childbirth: a vomit-inducing, blood-shit-and-piss-soaked process with side effects and complications including ripping the wall between your vagina and anus, rectal bleeding, incontinence, getting cut open and sewn back…

Why Didn't This Woman's Husband Help Her When She Gave Birth in the Front Seat of their Freaking Car? 

A healthy and successful childbirth is a miracle or a fact of life depending on who you’re asking, but this childbirth we’re about to discuss is miraculous for the mere fact that the woman giving birth in the front seat of a moving vehicle didn’t murder her partner for filming the entire thing and not pulling over.

My Day at the Jovial, Vital Gathering of Midwives From Around the World

Among North America’s coastal elites, midwifery has become associated with finicky preferences, rigid orthodoxy, and a commitment to doing things right. Regular folks have hospital births. Folks who want to “win” at childbirth by forgoing the epidural, or who turn up their noses at chemicals that course through one’s…

Why Is Home Birth So Much More Dangerous in the United States Than in Canada and Europe? 

According to statistics drawn from Oregon—where home birth is popular and birth and death certificates include information about the location of birth and who attended—the infant mortality rate for home births attended by a midwife was seven times that of hospital births, making home birth in America much more…