Study Finds People Are Morally Outraged by Those Who Decide Not to Have Kids

We talked to the author of a study about why people are deeply unchill about those who don't want to ever spawn offspring.
Kimberly Lawson

'The Little Embryo That Could': The World of IVF Fashion for Babies

Over five million babies have been born through IVF since its invention in 1978, but few parents are comfortable with discussing the procedure openly. Some are now trying to change that—starting with babygros that say "My Dad's a Wanker."
Nione Meakin

What It's Like to Give Birth to a Terrifyingly Big Baby

Around 1.5 percent of women deliver babies that weigh over ten pounds. We find out what it's like to push the equivalent of a gallon of paint out of your vagina.
Sirin Kale
reproductive health

What Happens When Uterus Transplants Fail

Two weeks after what seemed like a successful uterine transplant, 26-year-old Lindsey McFarland's body rejected the organ because of a routine yeast infection. Although advancements in reproductive health technology are staggering, the case highlights...
Cole Kazdin

'I've Named Her Scholastica': Photos of Tanzania's Teen Mothers and Their Babies

In Tanzania, girls are traditionally married off before they are 18. In childbirth, they routinely lack access to lifesaving cesareans and medical treatment. Despite this, young women are daring to dream for more.
Rebecca Schiller

The Real Moms of Cirque Du Soleil

Many women star in the famous Las Vegas circus, and typically at night. We met up with the circus moms and their kids to find out how they handle the balancing act.
Mitchell Sunderland

When Being a New Mom Means 30 Days of Staying Home Without a Shower

In China, the age-old tradition of yuezi dictates that new mothers refrain from bathing, washing their hair, brushing their teeth, or going outdoors for a period of 30 days after giving birth. We spoke to several women about how they navigated yuezi...
Roseann Lake

Women Are Now Pillaging Sperm Banks for Viking Babies

The global sperm donation industry is booming, and it all leads back to one country: Denmark.
Sirin Kale

The Broadly Guide to Pregnancy

A practical guide to the miracle of life.
Tracie Egan Morrissey