It’s not clear why a 24-year-old German woman agreed to give birth amid the deafening knocks and thuds of an MRI machine. But doctors were psyched to gain real-time insight into how babies are born.
Women who fear childbirth just got something else to worry about: a recent Norwegian study found that women who were scared of giving birth ended up spending more time in labor, about 8 hours versus 6.5 for women who weren’t afraid.
Rap improv during labor? Maybe this dad knows that laughter can help relieve stress and ease pain.
Abortions are considered high-risk, but new data suggest that the procedure is considerably safer than childbirth.
A mom gives birth while stuck in an elevator. Are special deliveries in unexpected places on the rise?
A woman delivers a baby boy on a commuter train to Manhattan. Are pregnant women not recognizing the signs of labor?
The mere idea of pushing a fully grown baby into the world the natural way can give even the bravest expectant mother pause. But a small number of women are so terrified of childbirth that it dramatically raises their odds of …
I’m not complaining, but for some reason, Mother’s Day always seems to generate more buzz than Father’s Day. Likewise, when it comes to the event that makes those days relevant — the birth of a child — it seems that the key …
Laughter may be the best medicine, and it’s also a great way to take your mind off pain, as evidenced by a little episode that played out Friday at a New Jersey shopping mall.
Giving birth is not a modest affair. After a lifetime spent covering up your privates, there they are, front and center, splayed out for any ole doc or nurse to see.