New Moms Check In With Their Newborns On iPads To Start Surveillance…

After a difficult birth, women are sometimes separated from their newborns because the babies are in the neonatal intensive care unit and the mothers are recovering elsewhere in the hospital. Cedars-Sinai in LA is providing iPads for "BabyTime", though, so families can stay connected. » 4/07/13 6:30pm 4/07/13 6:30pm

Seeing Births and Deaths in Real Time in the US Is Morbidly Fascinating

If you want to remind yourself of the scarcity of life, just check out this visualization that shows the births and deaths in the United States of America in real time. It's pretty insane to see just how many people's lives change every second. You just never know. Check it out here. [Google Drive via Nowhere Near… » 12/04/12 8:20pm 12/04/12 8:20pm

This Is What Child Birth Looks Like, From the Inside

Back in 2010, a team of German doctors announced that they'd recorded the world's first MRI of a woman giving birth. Back then, only still images were available—but now the researchers have released the video, and it's spellbinding. » 6/26/12 6:42am 6/26/12 6:42am

Handcrafted Breastfeeding and Birthing Dolls Are Adorably, Oddly NSFW

MamAmor Dolls are the umbilical-intact, placenta-producing creation of Adriana Guerra, a doula in Canada, with three home-birthed children of her own. » 6/04/12 8:20pm 6/04/12 8:20pm

Woman Gives Birth In the Back of a NYC Taxi

A woman gave birth last night in the back of a New York City taxi. It's not the first time this has happened, but a videographer filmed it all—from the moment the emergency service people got the baby out to the time they all got the hospital. » 2/23/12 2:56pm 2/23/12 2:56pm

The First MRI of Birth: A Baby Looking At His Mom's Vagina

Berlin doctors have captured the first ever MRI images of a baby being born. It's nice to know that the miracle of birth is just as disgustingly beautiful inside, as it is outside. » 12/07/10 9:20pm 12/07/10 9:20pm

First Test Tube Baby Is Now a Mother Herself

Elizabeth Comeau, born in 1981 from in-vitro fertilization, was America's first test tube baby. Having recently become a mother herself, she wrote a touching article about her life as a scientific first. Check it out at the [Boston Globe] » 8/06/10 4:40pm 8/06/10 4:40pm

Exclusive: Kasper, The Incredibly Human Technology Straight From JBiggs…

At 10:15AM today, JBiggs Inc. unveiled Kasper, the first in its much-anticipated line of baby-making products. This boy comes with the works: Bluetooth connectivity to mom's milk output, WiFi hunger alerts, a 10.1 surround sound audio system, automatic pooping capabilities and, gee, he sure is cute. This one is on the… » 12/28/05 1:15pm 12/28/05 1:15pm