Women in Labor Can’t Hold In Their Babies. Nurses Tell Them To Do It Anyway

Mothers in labor are often asked to delay birth to accommodate doctors’ schedules. In many cases, it can have harmful consequences.
Kimberly Lawson
climate change

A Third of Young Adults Agree With AOC: Climate Change Affects Family Planning

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's comments about how climate change factors into people's reproductive choices upset some right-wing media outlets. But many young adults are already mindful of the environment when it comes to family planning.
Leila Ettachfini
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Mom Left Her Placenta in a Park for a Birthday 'Holistic Ritual'

A year after giving birth, a Toronto-area mother wanted to return the placenta and other things "to nature." Why she would do that in a public park is anyone’s guess.
Mack Lamoureux

'Over There,' Today's Comic by Benny Montero

These friends take a trip down memory lane together.
Benny Montero
Black Women Making History

Racism Is Killing Black Babies, But This Doula Is Fighting Back

Christin Farmer​ is providing the black mothers of Cleveland, Ohio, with the support they need to keep their children alive.
Candice Wilder
Opioid Crisis

The number of babies born to opioid-addicted mothers has skyrocketed in the last 2 decades

It's more than quadrupled.
Carter Sherman

Sex After Childbirth Wasn't At All What I Expected

After having two children, Amy Cooper developed a new relationship with sex, but not the one post-pregnancy rumors had led her to fear.
Amy Cooper
health care

The 'Husband Stitch' Leaves Women in Pain and Without Answers

The infamous post-birth procedure—in which doctors suture the vaginal entrance narrower than necessary without the patient's consent—is just one of the ways in which women are mistreated during and after childbirth.
Mary Halton

Giving Birth in Jail Can Traumatize Women for Decades

Restraining women while they're giving birth is "demeaning and unnecessary." Some institutions still don't care.
Laura Dorwart
Sex Ed

The Women Teaching America About the 'Fifth Vital Sign': Periods

After caring for pregnant people who lacked basic knowledge of reproductive health, nurse Kelsey Knight and doula Emily Varnam created a course using menstruation as a measure of health and taught it across 43 states.
Hannah H. Kim
We Asked

New Dads Tell Us What Freaked Them Out in the Delivery Room

"He was this screaming little blue nugget."
Austin Williams
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Over a Million People Just Watched a Giraffe Give Birth

Tis the season, I guess.
Mack Lamoureux