Possibly the world’s youngest animal midwife, this three-year-old helps this Ewe deliver her lamb safely into the world, on her family farm. Her mother guides her through but it is clearly this child has been taught well.
Children are capable of some amazing things when given the guidance and opportunity.
International nonprofit WaterAid has come out with a series of photos focussing on what moms around the world pack in their bags when preparing to give birth. The goal is to raise awareness of the lack of clean water, hygiene and sanitation in many areas. In some areas it is so bad that hospitals don’t even have safe water access.
Katy Shaw is 31.
In her bag she packs toiletries, snacks, diapers, hat, socks, mittens, clothes and swaddles … Keep Reading!!!
Earlier this year, a video emerged of Kimberly Turbin’s labor and delivery. This video (which can be seen here, on our previous post about this story) shows Kimberly fighting, during the most intense part of delivery, to keep the doctor from cutting her. While she should be focusing on herself and what she needs to do to meet her new child she is, instead, heard begging the doctor to let her try to deliver on her own, wanting to … Keep Reading!!!
Eleven-year-old Catilin Burke found herself acting as midwife for her baby sister’s birth, earlier this month. Her mother’s labor started as she was getting ready for school. Caitlin called an ambulance for her mom, Tara Knightley, but her little sister was in a hurry to meet her.
With some guidance, Caitlin caught Elsa-Monet, at 7:17am, as she entered the world. Caitlin then unraveled her sister from the cord, which she was wrapped in, and handed Elsa-Monet to her mother. … Keep Reading!!!
When you’re pregnant, there’s always a chance of things not going as planned. Usually a quick labor would still involve being close to your support, or at least having 911 on call. 30,000 feet in an air, over the Pacific Ocean you have none of that support. Luckily, for a mom-to-be on a recent flight from Taiwan to Los Angeles a pediatrician was returning from her honeymoon on the same flight.
Dr. Angelica Zen was coming back from Bali when … Keep Reading!!!
During the 3rd inning of the Padres-Giants game on Thursday night the real excitement was happening off the field where baby Levi was making sure his mother had a memorable birth story to share with the world.
Mom and Dad went to cheer on their team before their family expanded but Levi had other plans. Mom, who was 39 weeks pregnant, went into labour but didn’t make it out of stadium. Fortunately, Giant’s catcher and “sorta doctor” Buster Posey was … Keep Reading!!!
One of the worst things a parent-to-be could imagine is their child being switched in the hospital. There have been movies based on this (both fictional and non) a TV show based on this exact scenario is currently on air. For Richard Cushworth and his wife Mercedes Casanellas it’s not a movie, it’s their life. They are real life parents searching for their biological son. Even worse, they are making a pretty good case for this being planned by their … Keep Reading!!!
Featured image credit: One Tree Photography
Not that long ago women birthed alone, only doctors and nurses trained to see such horrors were allowed to be with expectant moms. Men were in the waiting room, hands full of cigars, anxiously awaiting the doctor to come out and announce if they had a new daughter or son. He dared not see his wife in any state other than dolled up making his dinner. Friends and family waited at home for carrier … Keep Reading!!!
78 year old Australian man James Harrison has earned his nickname, Man with the golden arm. He has been given the Order of Australia for making over 1105 plasma donations in his lifetime. Even after all those donations (all but 10 have been taken from his right arm) he still says he cannot watch,
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I look at the nurses, the ceiling, the spots on the wall, anything but the needle. It’s too macabre, I think; watching yourself get stuck with
In 2013 Kimberly Turbin was in labour and should have been experiencing the best moments of her life. Instead, her doctor forcible cut her perineum 12 times with scissors. Video of this shows that Kimberly never consented, and in fact was giving direct refusal the entire time he was forcing this episiotomy on her. The entire event was video taped by a family member and has been viewed on youtube over 250,000 times. The video can be seen below but … Keep Reading!!!