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The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

The Bradley Method of natural childbirth is a system by which expectant mothers and their partners work together with an instructor to achieve a less painful, less risky and more natural childbirth. Once a week for the twelve weeks leading up to...

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...

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...

Will Angelina's new baby be a Texan?

The last time Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were expecting a child, they holed up in Namibia while they awaited the birth of Shiloh. Though not quite as remote as an African village, this time it appears they have chosen a small town in Texas in which...

Jennifer Lopez spends $1.4 million giving birth

It's been over 25 years since I gave birth, so I have no recollection of just how much it cost me to have that baby. But I think it would be a pretty safe bet to assume the number was in the thousands, nowhere near the $1.4 million Jennifer Lopez is...

Giving in to the fear

The first time a woman goes through a pregnancy she carries with her a certain fear, or perhaps an anxiety. It is the fear of the unknown, of not having control, of not being able to predict or manage the outcome. One would think that after going...

The final days of pregnancy

Ahh, the final days of pregnancy. I remember them well, in large part because I wrote everything down. Weighing in at over 200 pounds (I am over 6 feet, but that is still a lot of girth to be hauling around, especially when it's distributed...

Brain power boosted by having babies, say Virginia researchers

Pregnancy boosts brain power. That's the word coming from two Virginia researchers, Craig Kinsley of Richmond University, and Kelly Lambert of Randolph-Macon College. During pregnancy, they say, learning and memory skills actually increase, and right...

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