If you ever wondered what a giant squid giving birth looks like (why would you think about that?), just look up at the night sky one day. Because watching a female squid lay eggs looks stunningly celestial. Watch as she lays thousands of eggs in the ocean that seem to glow underwater like she’s giving birth to stars.
In what the delivery doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles described as "a moment of awe," a baby born at 26 weeks via cesarean section entered into the world while still completely wrapped in the amniotic sac. Warning: (fairly tame) medical images to follow.
Everyone on Earth has been through it, but there’s a lot about birth that you’re probably unfamiliar with. Here’s thirteen facts about the human birthing process you may not have picked up in biology class.
Sex in space is one thing. But babies in space?
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.
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…
From the ancient times until the 1800s, many women gave birth with the aid of parturition chairs, specially designed seats that allowed women to sit upright or recline while giving birth. This particular chair had padded leather rests for the mother's legs, but the parturition chairs came in a number of flavors. Some…
MamAmor Dolls are the umbilical-intact, placenta-producing creation of Adriana Guerra, a doula in Canada, with three home-birthed children of her own.
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.
Fair warning: this video isn't for the squeamish. It's of a female Madagascar hissing cockroach giving upside-down birth to a prodigious mass of live, wriggling cockroach young... and it is every bit as incredible, interesting, and gross as you'd imagine.
Using high-resolution scans of real human embryos, the BBC has created this somewhat terrifying animation of a fish-like, one-month-old embryo rapidly developing a face up to the 10-week mark. Yes, we all started out resembling Admiral Ackbar.
The longer we watch our primate cousins, the more we realize that all the things that make us uniquely human aren't quite as unique as we thought. The latest discovery reveals chimpanzees give birth in the most human way possible.
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.
As Christmas approaches, many prepare to celebrate the mystery of the virgin birth. Check out our list of science fiction's own examples of single-parent reproduction, from pre-programmed pregnancy to alien encounters and drug-induced parthenogenesis.
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…