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Dads give birth and other interesting facts about seahorse pregnancies

But scientists have found striking similarities between male seahorses’ pregnancies and mammalian pregnancies.

Dads give birth and other interesting facts about seahorse pregnancies
Shabnam, a surrogate mother, has an ultrasound at Patel's clinic in Anand, in the western Indian state of Gujarat on March 4, 2009.

The global rent-a-womb industry is starting to crumble

The global rent-a-womb industry is starting to crumble
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Panel calls for depression screening for pregnant women, new moms

Panel calls for depression screening for pregnant women, new moms
Peggy Young (3rd R) and her attorney Sharon Gustafson (4th R) wave to supporters as they depart the US Supreme Court building on December 3, 2014.

Pregnancy discrimination is still widespread, but this Supreme Court case may change that

Pregnancy discrimination is still widespread, but this Supreme Court case may change that
An employee demonstrates the preparation to take eggs with a needle at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu in northern Taiwan.

Egg freezing may be more of a distraction than a big new perk for tech employees

Egg freezing may be more of a distraction than a big new perk for tech employees
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In Brazil, half of all mothers have C-sections — whether they want it or not

Many women in Brazil want to deliver their babies by Cesarean section — for them, it is convenient, modern and clean. But others say they are forced into delivering their babies through surgery, in a country with one of the highest c-section rates in the world.

In Brazil, half of all mothers have C-sections — whether they want it or not
Pregnant clockwise in Chinese, Georgian, Portuguese, Thai, Afrikaans,  Albanian, Hebrew, Spanish, Russian.

Do the words we use to describe pregnancy reveal our feelings toward it?

In Russian, the word for “pregnant” can mean “burdensome.” In Chinese, “pregnant” appears to imply “happiness.” But be careful reading too much meaning into these words, say linguists.

Do the words we use to describe pregnancy reveal our feelings toward it?

Fathers in the Caribbean have to fight to see the birth of their kids

Fathers are routinely denied the right to be present for the birth of their children in Trinidad and Tobago, and in many other Caribbean territories.

Fathers in the Caribbean have to fight to see the birth of their kids