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27 Award-Winning Birth Photos That Capture The Magic & Emotions Of Childbirth

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For nearly everyone involved, the miracle of birth is undoubtedly a life-changing event. But along with being life-changing, childbirth also contains moments of raw emotion, community, surreal beauty, and powerful resilience. It’s these moments that birth photographers set out to capture for families. And unlike the often sanitized versions of childbirth depicted in television shows and movies, the winning set of images from The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers’ (IAPBP) annual birth photography competition capture childbirth’s real-life magic. “We are especially excited about this year’s winners because they truly represent the passion and skill required to capture moments like […]

Couples Are Apparently Getting Pregnant Just to Abort Their Baby In Twisted New Sexual Fetish ⋆ Activist Mommy

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This is a story that is not for the faint of heart.  Since the 1970s, the left has been desperately trying to convince Americans that all they want is for abortion to be “safe, legal and rare,” but we know that this is a downright lie. Pro-aborts have no interest in making abortion “rare.” Since 2015, have been performed each year in the United States alone. Between 1973 and 2011, over 53 million abortions have legally occurred in the US. Abortion takes more human lives every single year than any other. How can anyone call that “rare” with a straight […]

In Mexico, Midwives Step in as Covid Overshadows Childbirth – The New York Times

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About 96 percent of births in Mexico take place in hospitals that are often overcrowded and ill-equipped, where many women describe receiving poor or disrespectful treatment. The onset of the pandemic prompted concern that pregnant women might be exposed to the virus in hospitals, and women’s health advocates in Mexico and globally expressed hope that the crisis might become a catalyst for lasting changes to the system. A national movement has made determined but uneven progress toward integrating midwifery into Mexico’s public health system. Some authorities argue that well-trained midwives would be of great value, especially in rural areas but […]

Artist’s Comics Depict What It’s Like To Try To Get Pregnant—And Many Can Relate

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You’ve likely seen his art shared on social media. Yehuda Devir is a Tel-Aviv artist who illustrates his life with his partner Maya Devir in a comic series called “One of Those Days”. The relatable comic series shows the joys and pitfalls of a relationship and how the couple love and appreciate each other. Now they’re taking a new step with pregnancy. The Devirs announced publicly they were trying for a child when earlier this year they posted this comic. YEHUDA DeVIR OFFICIAL on Instagram: “I think she’s ready (No…we’re not pregnant…yet…) www.yehudadevir.com www.patreon.com/yehudadevir #judedevir #mayadevir…” The coupled have been […]

This Mom Of 4 Died After Childbirth And Donated 12 Of Her Organs To Save Other People’s Lives

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When you donate an organ after your death, you can give someone else the gift of life — an incredible gesture. Mom of four Kathleen Thorson did a lot more than this. When she died after falling ill suddenly earlier this month, doctors were able to donate 12 of her organs to people who desperately needed them. Thorson, from Medford, Oregon, gave birth to her fourth child, son Theodore, on Dec. 29, per a GoFundMe page set up in her memory. After three weeks, the campaign has raised more than $119,000 (far surpassing the original $50,000 target and the stretch […]

How to Get Pregnant, The Way Women Become Pregnant : Baby Destination

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If you and your partner are considering having a baby, you probably must have have a million pregnancy-related queries that you are looking to get answered. Find every single detail you need about how to get pregnant, when is the best time to conceive, how you and your partner can boost your fertility, how often and when you should have sex to help increase your chances of getting pregnant. This content was originally published here.

‘Ban forceps’ says mother who suffered through traumatic childbirth, AMA disagrees

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‘Ban forceps’ says mother who suffered through traumatic childbirth, AMA disagrees There are calls to ban the use of forceps in Australia due to the horrific injuries caused to some women during childbirth. Brisbane mother Amy Dawes had planned for a natural birth for her first child. But those plans went awry when the baby got stuck and required intervention. “I remember crying at the thought of a caesarean and I knew nothing of the risks of a forceps delivery,” she said. “I ended up with severe vaginal tearing and a third-degree perineal tear which still impacts on every aspect […]

University Professor Loses Admin Job For Stating That “Men Cannot Get Pregnant”

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Kathleen Lowrey is an associate professor of anthropology at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alberta, in Canada. She is also serving as the chair of the undergraduate program – an administrative role which includes duties such as chairing a committee about courses, approving transfer credits, and running a special seminar for honors students in the department. She’s also a feminist. However, according to some anonymous students and the higher-ups of her University, she is not the right kind of feminist. Because she believes that women are … women. Even worse, she believes that men cannot be women […]

Group of women claim “self stimulation” is the key to getting through childbirth

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The Divinyls sang back in the 80’s about the fine line between pleasure and pain. Somehow I don’t think they were talking about metaphors for masturbation and childbirth, but I’ve been wrong once or twice before. I never thought I’d see those two bloody words in the same sentence, but Melbourne based Doula Angela Gallo recently wrote a post about the benefits of mum’s-to-be, ah… diddlin’ the ol’ skittle during labour as a form of natural pain relief. Credit: Skittles via YouTube About giving birth to her second kid, Angela said: “As I neared transition, near the end of labor, I was feeling very […]

Martha McSally: Women in the military get pregnant to “skirt” deployment | Salon.com

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Arizona Republican senator and former Air Force combat pilot Martha McSally once published an academic paper in which she said military servicewomen should be counseled against the “foolishness of entering into a lifetime commitment (motherhood)” to avoid deployment, and called for the Pentagon to repeal the policy that allows women to use pregnancy as an excuse to “skirt” their commitment. The article, titled “Women in Combat: Is the Current Policy Obsolete?” appeared in a 2007 edition of the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy. At the time, McSally, the first female combat pilot in U.S. history — and the first-ever losing Senate candidate to immediately receive a Senate seat — was […]