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You Have to See These Great Maternity Beds

Mothers everywhere have probably experienced this: They've just given birth and want nothing more than to hold (and stare at) their new babies—but the child needs to be taken to her own bassinet to sleep. It's a tough thing to reconcile because mother/child separation anxiety is very real in those first few days.

Study Finds Home as Safe as Hospital for Birth

For most of us, the notion of a home birth sounds a little scary—what if something goes wrong? We are so used to the idea of a hospitalized birth that doing it the old-fashioned way, at home with a midwife, seems, well, old-fashioned.

Iman Shumpert Delivers His Own Baby in a Bathroom

It turns out Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers isn't just a talented basketball player—he's also remarkably good in a crisis.

That skill was put to the test on December 16 when the athlete's fiancée, Teyana Taylor, went into labor. They were expecting their baby in January but Teyana found herself giving birth a month early while she was in the bathtub. 

Roadside Baby Born Under Christmas Lights

Bill and Carla Hux were on their way to the hospital when it happened. Carla was in labor and knew they wouldn't make it in time.

"We started driving," Bill told M Live, "and she said we weren't going to make it."

Woman Actually Gives Birth in an Uber

If you’ve ever worried about getting to the delivery room on time, especially if you live in a big city, you might want to stop reading.

A woman gave birth in an Uber in Delhi, India last week—and as if that weren't interesting enough, she also gave her son one of the most unusual names we've heard.

Giving Birth is Harder Than Running a Marathon

Hey Mama, if you're thinking about adding 'running a marathon' to your bucket list, we know you can do it. According to new research, giving birth is way harder than logging 26.2 consecutive miles. That's right: your body was made to not only birth out a new life, but it's harder than running for around four hours.

Should Kim Kardashian Skip the C-Section for Her Breech Baby?

Like any expectant mom whose birth plan isn't ending up the way she wants, Kim Kardashian West was not happy to learn her baby is breech. For most of the four percent of pregnant women having a breech baby, the head-up position means a planned C-section.

Kim Kardashian Wants a Ridiculously Lavish Push Present

Star moms: They're just like us. They deal with morning sickness. They gain unwanted weight. They crave pretty push presents after the delivery. 

But if you're Kim Kardashian West, that push present comes with a million dollar price tag and a whole lot of sparkle.

This Multitasking Mom Took an Exam While Giving Birth

If your jaw drops when you see this photo of a woman taking an exam while in active labor, you're not alone.

The Case of the Coerced C-Section: What are Women's Rights in Birth?

In June of 2010, Michelle Mitchell delivered her baby at Augusta Health Hospital in Fishersville, Va. But the birth didn't happen as she had planned. Mitchell claims she was coerced into an unnecessary cesarean section by the on-call doctor, Mark Brooks, M.D., even though the operation was not medically indicated. Mitchell sued Dr.

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