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Procreation Station: What Species Has the Craziest Pregnancy?

What Species Has the Craziest Pregnancy?

Swollen ankles, an aching back, acid reflux … pregnancy can be the pits. But humans aren’t the only species who have to put up with some inconveniences in order to reproduce. Here’s a tour through the strange world of gestation, from seemingly endless pregnancies to daddies who shoulder the burden. Elephant Gestation At up to

Miracle feat: Brazil’s smallest baby ever is born weighing just 12oz and 27cm long

Brazil’s smallest baby ever is born weighing just 12oz and 27cm long

The miniscule foot of baby Carolina Terzis – who miraculously survived being born four months premature – is dwarfed by the palm of an adult. The tiny infant is thought to be Brazil’s smallest surviving baby, weighing just 12oz and measuring only 27cm tall. Her mum Alexandra, 32, who gave birth in November five months

The Pregnant Man splits from his wife just as he finalises his female to male gender surgery

Thomas Beatie who is known across the world as ‘The Pregnant Man’ has announced his split from his wife of nine years. Thomas Beatie, 38, revealed the breakup from his wife Nancy during a taping of the syndicated CBS show ‘The Doctors’. He also admitted during the interview that he had undergone his final gender

‘She should be playing with dolls, it’s shocking’: Colombian girl, 10, gives birth to baby daughter

A 10-year-old Colombian girl has sparked outrage after becoming one of the world’s youngest ever mothers by giving birth to a healthy daughter. The girl, a member of an indigenous tribe called the Wayuu who are based in the La Guajira Peninsula in the north of the country, was 39 weeks pregnant when she underwent

Stop a weak bladder from ruling your life

Urinary incontinence is an occupational hazard for women. The aftermath of pregnancy can be quite a physical burden for some – weight gain, droopy breasts, a painful episiotomy scar and urinary incontinence. The latter is always on the horizon. One in four women get it and it’s a nuisance, an embarrassment and hardly anyone talks