Childbirth Simulator definitely educational, mostly horrifying

This birth assistant training aid appears to be a great training tool for birthing, and a great teaching tool. But dear god some of these images are terrifying, especially when it starts spewing out simulated blood and plastic babies. » 9/03/13 4:30pm 9/03/13 4:30pm

Two guys wanted to know what giving birth feels like. Here's what…

So the Dutch have this experimental television show called Proefkonijnen (it translates to "Guinea Pigs"), where stuff like this happens. The U.S., tragically, has no such show. » 2/05/13 3:20pm 2/05/13 3:20pm

The questionable nutritional value of eating a human placenta

Placenta - it's not just for shampoo anymore. There is a rising belief that eating a human placenta after child birth provides a nutritional benefit for the mother and possibly curbs postpartum depression. » 11/16/12 12:53pm 11/16/12 12:53pm

First Ever MRI Video Shows Childbirth from the Inside

An international team of doctors and scientists announced in 2010 that it had recorded the world's first video of childbirth using magnetic resonance imaging. Now, that footage has been released to the public. You have never seen childbirth like this. » 6/26/12 11:00am 6/26/12 11:00am

Ancient image of childbirth discovered by blind archaeologist

This Etruscan ceramic fragment is over 2,600 years old, and it's quite possibly the oldest depiction of childbirth ever found in Europe. It's a marvelous sight to behold, but the person who actually discovered it hasn't even seen it. » 10/24/11 5:00pm 10/24/11 5:00pm

Twins carry a secret evolutionary benefit

At first glance, there's no good reason why humans would evolve the ability to give birth to twins. Indeed, human reproductive systems make having even one child difficult. But twins are doing a big favor for their siblings' survival chances. » 8/10/11 7:30am 8/10/11 7:30am

Tiny frogs are raised in their fathers' mouths

Darwin's frog, found in the forest streams of Argentina and Chile, has quite possibly the weirdest birthing method of any creature. Instead of hanging out in ponds, these little tadpoles help give new meaning to fathers with big fat mouths. » 6/07/11 9:30am 6/07/11 9:30am