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Preterm Birth: Advancing Toward Prevention and Better Outcomes

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Catherine Y. Spong

When I was pregnant with my first child 17 years ago, I had the usual worries compounded by my knowledge as an obstetrician and high-risk pregnancy specialist. I knew first-hand the impact of prematurity and other complications. Like other moms-to-be, I hoped to deliver a healthy baby. As a research physician, I was eager for evidence-based knowledge to make this a reality.

12 Incredible Placentas

Monet Moutrie | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science
Monet Moutrie

Placentas are polarizing. On one hand, they are incredible organs that nourish your baby, and then leave your body once the job is done. The intricacy in a placenta is stunning... and they are each as unique as the babies they support.

Why These Moms Swear By Eating Their Placenta Post-Pregnancy

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.08.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

While the health benefits of eating one's placenta have not been proven, many mothers who have tried the practice swear by its postpartum benefits. Nu...

Gee Your Hair Smells Like Placenta

Dani Alpert | Posted 05.13.2015 | Weird News
Dani Alpert

It was hard to choose what to write about; learning to play a new sport later in life, or using placenta to aid in hair growth. What to do, what to do...

Why People Are Putting Placenta On Their Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 04.13.2015 | Style

After spending one night falling down a serious rabbit hole of YouTube product reviews, we stumbled upon some pretty persuasive videos about placenta ...

Basic Facts of Cord Blood Banking

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

At my first doctor appointment, my OBGYN brought up the topic and initially, my husband and I thought it was a no-brainer. However, as time progressed, I became curious and slightly skeptical.

How My Unborn Son Saved His Mother's Life

Oral Fixation | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Oral Fixation

In the delivery room, I was dressed in my scrubs just like in the movies. My seat was next to my love, who was on the operating table, arms stretched out. There was a screen cloth right above her sternum obscuring her nether region. Her face was glowing in the halo of the operating lights.

7 Awesome Things Your Body Does During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.04.2013 | Parents

In the course of growing an entire human being, women's bodies undergo a slew of unbelievable changes. Often, we (meaning pregnant ladies, and the peo...

Kim K. Really Wants To Eat Her Own Placenta

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.22.2013 | Celebrity

Kim Kardashian seems really interested in eating her own placenta. In a clip for Sunday's new episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," Kim br...

The Placenta and the Pace of Life

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

The placenta varies more among mammal species than almost any other organ. And research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA provides some clarity on how this diversity evolved.

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin's Legacy Among Doulas in L.A.

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents
Antonia Blumberg

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives recounts the history of the natural birth movement in the United States. It is the story of a revolution, initiated in the least likely place imaginable.

Placenta: To Eat or Not to Eat?

Mark B. Kristal | Posted 11.17.2012 | Science
Mark B. Kristal

Women, reporting encouragement by doulas and midwives and aided by unverified web information, are deciding to ingest placenta at delivery.

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ZOMBIE ZINFANDEL: What Wine Goes Best With Bra-a-a-ains? | David Moye | Posted 06.15.2012 | Weird News

Everybody's talking about the "Zombie Apocalypse," and even those in fine dining are having a laugh with it. Take Maynard James Keenan for example....

Open Letter to Silly Celebrity Moms

Jen M.L. | Posted 06.13.2012 | Parents
Jen M.L.

The next celebrity mom has a high bar to get over. She'll need to pose naked each trimester, YouTube the home/water birth live for the world to see and fry up her placenta and eat it.

Local Doula Dishes On D.C.'s Placenta-Eating Moms

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Local midwife and doula Claudia Booker has a message for D.C.'s overachieving mom-types who want to take more than the recommended dose ...

Should New Moms Really Eat The Placenta?

Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents

Last week, actress January Jones admitted to People Magazine that she ate her own placenta as part of a healthy post-natal regimen. While she got the ...

Pregnant Over 40: I Think I'm Going to Eat My Placenta

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 05.23.2012 | Parents
Stacie Krajchir

There's so much pregnancy information behind the dark curtain that you never hear about until you're actually knocked up, like that one day you're going to consider eating your placenta. Seriously.

WATCH: Andrew Zimmern Eats Cow Placenta

Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

On Monday night's episode of "Bizarre Foods America" on the Travel Channel, Andrew Zimmern headed to Seattle to visit George Page of Seabreeze Farm. W...

Pregnant Mysteries

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.31.2012 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Anyone who has had a miscarriage, or even worse a several pregnancy losses, can't help but ask herself, "what is wrong with me? Why can't my body hold onto a baby?" Oddly enough, scientists are asking just the opposite.

Trump Demands Obama's Placenta

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.03.2012 | Comedy
Paul Abrams

TV talk show host Donald Trump said that President Obama's birth certificate was insufficient proof he was born in America. "Anyone can invent a long form", said Trump. "It is just a piece of paper. We Americans need his placenta".

How Much Weird News Do You Know? Take The Weekly Fark Quiz | Posted 10.26.2011 | Weird News

It was a weird week, but how much bizarre news do you know? Take the weekly Fark Quiz and see how smart you are about strange news....

Placenta: It's What's For Dinner

Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

We're generally pro-organ eating at HuffPost Food, but are feeling a bit challenged on our stance when it comes to human placenta. New York Magazin...

6 Progressive Parenting Fads You Won't Believe Are Legal | David Moye | Posted 10.02.2011 | Weird News

There are only three kinds of parents in the world: good ones, bad ones and ones who put their kids on leashes. Everyone can spot a bad parent, but...

Student Expelled For Posting Placenta Photo Sues Community College

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A Kansas nursing student is suing her school after she was expelled for posting a photo of herself posing with placenta on Facebook. Johnson County C...

Nursing Student Expelled For Posting Placenta Photo On Facebook | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A nursing student at Johnson County Community College is stunned to find herself booted out of school just months before graduation. Her offense: P...