The act of producing offspring.

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Does delayed umbilical cord-clamping reduce the risk of anaemia?

In his article 90 Seconds to Change the World", Dr. Alan Greene claims that when a baby is born, one-third of its blood is still in the placenta and that among other health benefits, delayed-cord ...
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Does water therapy provide measurable benefits to childbirth?

I recently watched the trailer for The Business of Being Born, which included the following quote: "The presence of Doulas; using water during labor; these things have been scientifically shown to ...
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Is or was the husband's knot/stitch a medical procedure?

The "husband's knot" or "husband's stitch" is supposedly a medical procedure that involves adding an extra suture when performing an episiotomy in order to make a woman's vagina tighter, resulting ...
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Do depleted uranium shells cause birth defects?

I've seen a few articles on depleted uranium rounds possibly causing birth defects in the last few years, but most of the articles have a 'doubter'. From what I can tell, the numbers aren't ...
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Do C-Section born babies have worse immune systems?

I have recently been doing research about the health benefits of probiotics. While doing this research I have come across an interesting claim that "During a delivery through the birth canal, a ...
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Is home birthing as safe as in-hospital births for low risk mothers?

I came across the following page, describing "The Farm"'s midwifery statistics: http://www.naturalbirthandbabycare.com/farm-statistics.html That page wasn't that convincing. The only statistic that ...
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Do toilets that require squatting reduce birth complications in women?

When I was travelling in France, I encountered toilets without toilet seats. Essentially they require the user to squat. I was told that as a result, French women had fewer birth complications. Is ...
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Is Barack Obama's SSN valid?

The latest conspiracy theory surrounding the validity of Barack Obama's Presidency is his Social Security Number. Some people are claiming that his SSN is a Connecticut SSN, but he never lived there ...
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Are more babies born during full moons?

I've heard from multiple sources -- a simple google search will confirm -- that significantly more babies are born during full moon periods. Are there any studies supporting or disputing the ...