Zoo brings in OB-GYN for humans to deliver baby gorilla
A baby western lowland gorilla was born at the Philadelphia Zoo with big eyes and a big smile, but he had no ordinary birth. The zoo called in the help of doctors who normally treat humans, from an OB-GYN to surgeons and anesthesiologists from local hospitals and institutions to assist in the
Ways to Deal With Painful Sex
You're in the mood and your partner is ready, so you make a beeline to the bed with plans to rock the sheets. But then you feel it—a dull ache, an itchy rash, or a searing out-of-no where jab. When you've always enjoyed sex and suddenly it hurts, it can be confusing and worrisome. "Pain during sex
Podcast Exposes Hidden Pitfalls of Early Parenting
'The LongestShortest Time' Shares Personal Stories About Poop, Pumping, Pregnancy and Beyond
When Your Birth Plan Doesn’t Go Quite The Way You Expected…
by JENNIFER, Tatertots and Jello Million Moms Challenge Blogger Last month I wrote about my youngest daughter’s premature birth, this month for the Million Moms Challenge, I am going back in time 15 years ago to the overdue birth of my oldest daughter. My second...
My Child’s Birth Went the Way I Had Hoped — Did Yours?
by DAGMAR, Dagmar’s momsense Million Moms Challenge Blogger Did your child’s birth go the way you hoped it would? Mine did. For the most part. I was pregnant for the first time in my life, so of course I didn’t know what to really expect...
Gisele Bundchen's Son Born in Boston Bathtub
Water Births Are Gentle on Baby and Ease Pain for Mom, According to Studies From Around World
Health Tip: Recovering After Childbirth
(HealthDay News) -- New mothers may be so consumed with their newborns that they forget the ordeal of childbirth. How quickly their bodies actually recover is another story. The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions of what new mothers may experience: Tender, full breasts. Constipation for a
Pregnant and Older May Mean More Complications
THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Although the rate of complications during pregnancy has remained unchanged since 1993, the percentage of pregnant women with preexisting conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, has increased, a new study finds. The scientists speculated that the
Painful Sex Still a Painful Secret
Women who suffer from chronic painful sex often have stories that seem 60 years out of date: stories of secrets, of fear, of ignorance, of condescending doctors and foolish sex advice. Instead of sex that feels good, women report "a stinging, a stretching," or say it feels "like something too big
Pros and Cons: Elective C-Section
In the last decade, the number of cesarean sections or C-sections performed in America has nearly doubled. In fact, in the country today, approximately 30 percent of all babies born in the United States are delivered by C-section. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds