A North Carolina couple?s decision to fly to Hawaii so they can experience a ?dolphin-assisted birth? has made worldwide headlines and earned them almost universal scorn by scientists, the press, and the public. It?s a bad idea for the dolphins, most people agree, and a dangerous proposition for a woman about to give birth. It might even be illegal.
A dolphin that swam up the Hudson River, thrilling dozens of people on land and water Memorial Day, has died.
Water births and dolphin-assisted births are a popular New Age fad -- but what's behind them, and are they dangerous? Continue reading ?
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Beginning Monday, drivers can expect closures on the Palmetto and Dolphin Expressways during the overnight hours. These closures will take place from June 3 through June 6, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
A Florida dolphin was having trouble breathing until a first-of-its-kind surgery. Photo Credit: Island Dolphin Care
Sarah was not breathing right. Trainers could see the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, who assisted therapists teaching disabled children, was having a hard time. "Every breath she took was completely abnormal," said marine mammal veterinarian Dr. Michael Renner, who was called in to treat the dolphin. Sarah was taking several more seconds than normal to let air in and out of the blowhole on her ...
I consider myself to be a fairly grounded person, so I'm rarely shocked by anything I see on the internet. But then, this tweet by Emily Anthes appeared in my stream: O_o. The couple planning to do this are entirely serious?and they won't be the first to travel to Hawaii for a dolphin-assisted birth. My professional opinion: this has to be, hands down, one of the worst natural birthing ideas ...
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