Pregnancy

Signs of Life: Popular Places for Giving Birth

Once upon a time, it was standard practice for mothers to bear their children at home or in the local midwife’s hut (which often included a warm bath, for what nowadays we would refer to as a “Jacuzzi birth”). Supposedly, some European women even sought to give birth in a stable or cave where animals […]

“Rosa Parks Man” Refuses to Give Up Seat on Bus

Last week, a bus driver politely asked a middle-aged man to give up his seat at the front of a crowded Chicago bus for a woman in the late stages of pregnancy. The man caused quite a stir when he refused, accompanying his refusal with a self-righteous tirade on civil rights and the defence of […]

Eating For Two Now Cheaper Than Eating For One

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In a marketing campaign to expand its customer base well into the future, a chain of Chinese restaurants in the northwestern United States, called Sichuan of North, is now offering a large discount to pregnant customers. Women with child receive fifty percent off their check, and that includes the all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets. Restaurant […]

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