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Parents Sue Makers of Baby Gender Predicting Kit

Parents are eager to know the gender of their unborn baby. Photo: doriana_s/sxc.hu Gone are the days of yellow nurseries and gender-neutral onesies. Few of today's parents wait for birth to find out the gender of their baby, and some parents...

Mom Gives Birth in Her Pants

One surprised mom found a baby in her pants leg. Image: Corbis.
We've all heard stories of incredibly quick births that happen in the most unexpected places. Sometimes these impatient babies make their grand entrances while mom is at home, in a...

Oregon Women Discover They Were Switched at Birth

Now grandparents, two women discover they were switched at birth. Photo courtesy of Dequella manera on Flickr. The time to mention to someone that you think you've been given the wrong baby is while you're still in the hospital. Marjorie Angell...

Would You Eat Your Placenta?

Your body has just experienced the profound physical trauma of childbirth. You're spent. Exhausted and, if you're like me, totally ravenous. You need a snack. You look around the room and your eyes land on -- your placenta. Yes, you heard that...

Where Should Dad Stand During Delivery?

Parenting comes with many, many questions. Most of them occur after the baby is born -- how do you change a diaper on an airplane, which restaurants don't care if you have spit up stains on your shoulder, and so on. But one question occurs on the day...

Orgasmic Childbirth?

Here's something you don't hear very often during childbirth: "Oooh, that feels so good!" Generally that is because the mother-to-be-is either unconscious, writhing in pain, or numb from the waist down. But according to a new documentary, childbirth...

Job Hunting While Pregnant, Co-Parenting, and More - Links We Love

Those first few minutes after giving birth are a flurry of activity, and moms can miss it trying to catch their breath. Wondering what it'll be like for baby? Check out this video: The first few minutes after birth. -- BabyCenter Speaking of...

Fertility Treatment Myths Debunked

Nadya Suleman, infamous mom of octuplets, doesn't make motherhood look easy. But IVF? For her, that's a walk in the park. After all, every one of her 14 kids was born through in-vitro fertilization with donor sperm. At her age, which is 33, women...

Pacifiers, Melanie Mayron, and Sharing a Sitter - Links We Love

Pregnancy has some strange side effects, that's for sure. Expecting first time mom, Jane, shares 35 surprising things she's learned about pregnancy ... so far. -- His Boys Can Swim Pacifier use is one of those parenting topics that tends to...

Woman In Labor Calls Radio Station To Find Husband

Everybody who has ever had a child has a story about the day the kid was born. Some are better than others, of course. But this story might be the best I've heard yet. A very pregnant Kerry Colber of Portland, OR, started having contractions on...

Hello Kitty Hospital a Hit With Moms-To-Be

Is it a hospital or a theme park? That's the question some are asking about Hau Sheng Hospital, located 95 miles south of Taipei -- the maternity ward at this Taiwan health-care center is using iconic Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty to calm...

UPS Man Really Delivers

Our UPS guy has delivered everything from diapers to Land Rover parts, antique computers to boxes of little foam shapes. One thing he has not delivered, though, is a baby. That special honor goes distinctly to UPS deliveryman Craig Ramirez of Carol...

Amazing 60-Year Pregnancy

Surely after nine long months of labor most pregnant women get sick of the constant cracks from friends and coworkers about how they're "so huge!" or "ready to pop." Huang Yijun put up with it for 60 years. That's how long the 92-year-old woman from...

Early Caesareans Risky for Newborns

C-sections, as we've long known, can be risky business. The C, also known as the Caesarean section, is, after all, major surgery, with a longer recovery time than a regular birth. C-sections also can lead to complications like infection and...

Teen Birth Rates Increase in 26 States

Thought teen pregnancy was a thing of the past? Well, if the well-publicized "celebrity" teen pregnancies that went down in 2008 didn't convince you, take a look at this. Turns out Jamie Lynn Spears and Bristol Palin are way more representative...

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