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Watch as a Visually Impared Mother-To-Be Is Surprised With a 3D Printed Ultrasound Image of Her Son

“Meeting Murilo” is a heartwarming example of 3D printing being put to good use.

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In the decades since being introduced as a prenatal tool, ultrasound imaging has afforded soon-to-be mothers (and fathers) the opportunity to “meet” their unborn child in as intimate a way as is technologically possible: By seeing their baby, face to face. For many, it’s a profoundly moving moment. But for parents with visual impairments, it’s an experience that can often be frustratingly inaccessible.

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Do You Know Your Company’s Maternity Leave Policy? Submit it to This Tumblr.

The U.S. has some of the worst family leave policies in the world.

Portrait of a pregnant lady who probably didn’t have paid maternity leave either (because she was as rich as God, probably). Image via Wikimedia Commons/attributed to artist Marcus Gheeraerts.

The U.S. has some of the most pitiful family leave laws—in fact, it’s only one of four countries in the entire world that does not offer paid leave for new mothers (other countries are Papua New Guinea, Lesotho, and Swaziland). So, because there are no laws enforcing paid leave and other pretty basic benefits, family leave policies tend to vary wildly from company to company, based on the whims of the company’s leadership.

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We Need to Stop Saying “Babies Ruin Bodies”

Before I became pregnant, someone told me, "don't have a baby, babies ruin your body." It has been over a year since Anabel began her life. This...Before I became pregnant, someone told me, "don't have a baby, babies ruin your body."

Before I became pregnant, someone told me, "don't have a baby, babies ruin your body."

It has been over a year since Anabel began her life. This time last year she was a microscopic speck inside me, and we were announcing our pregnancy. Between then and now, I have gained and lost fifty pounds. Four months after her birth, and my body still carries proof of her existence.

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Video: Want a Baby? Try India

India has become a hotspot for fertility clinics, which now paying Indian women to be surrogate mothers.

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The Wall Street Journal's Linda Blake's video documents the rising trend for commercial surrogacy in India. India's low cost surrogacy packages and minimum legal hassle makes surrogacy often easier than adoption, especially for gay couples.

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It's Nobel Prize Time: Medicine

It's the first day of Nobel week! Today's winner, in Medicine: Robert G. Edwards, the man behind in-vitro fertilization

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