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Seven Babies in Seven Months for Seven Neighbors

Seven Babies in Seven Months for Seven Neighbors

File photo. Photodisc/ThomasNorthcut/Thinkstock(HASTINGS, Minn.) — If there really is something “in the water” when it comes to getting pregnant, then seven women in a block of seven yard-to-yard homes in a Minn., neighborhood must be chu…

New Show About Mom, Teen Daughter Pregnant Raises Questions

New Show About Mom, Teen Daughter Pregnant Raises Questions

TLC(NEW YORK) — TLC’s new show, My Teen Is Pregnant and So Am I, chronicles the often bumpy journey of a pair of teen moms whose own mothers are expecting at the same time.Liz Forbes and Ann Golden from Oklahoma City are one of the two mother-daughter…

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Series Behind a Baby Boom?

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Series Behind a Baby Boom?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s one of the hottest and best-selling book series of all time.  The erotic trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed, by British author E. L. James has sold 20 million c…

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Series Behind a Baby Boom?

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Series Behind a Baby Boom?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s one of the hottest and best-selling book series of all time.  The erotic trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed, by British author E. L. James has sold 20 million c…

Working After Eight Months of Pregnancy is as Harmful as Smoking a Study Reports

Working After Eight Months of Pregnancy is as Harmful as Smoking a Study Reports

Comstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A new study reports working after eight months of pregnancy is as harmful as smoking, according to The Guardian.Supposedly babies born to women who work after eight months pregnant are 0.5 lb lighter than those women who …

After 30 Years, Unintended Birth Rate Still Almost 40 Percent

After 30 Years, Unintended Birth Rate Still Almost 40 Percent

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — About 37 percent of births in the United States are the result of unintended pregnancies, a proportion that has remained fairly steady since 1982, according to new research from the National Center for Health Stati…

Fertility Drugs’ Link to Breast Cancer Hinges on Pregnancy, Study Says

Fertility Drugs’ Link to Breast Cancer Hinges on Pregnancy, Study Says

Comstock/Thinkstock(BETHESDA, Md.) — Do fertility drugs affect a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer? A new study suggests that the risk hinges on whether they actually help a woman get pregnant.Scientists have been concerned about the effects of…

Louisiana Woman Awakens After Giving Birth with Blood Clot in Brain

Louisiana Woman Awakens After Giving Birth with Blood Clot in Brain

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) — Tommy Scott came home from work on May 22 to find his wife Amber, who was nearly 38 weeks pregnant, lying immobile on the bed.“She was conscious, but she was — it’s hard to describe — one eye was ope…

Study: Even Slightly Early Birth May Hurt Academic Performance

Study: Even Slightly Early Birth May Hurt Academic Performance

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Kids who get too early a start at life — even if they are born in the first half of the gestation period associated with “normal term” birth — appear more likely to struggle at reading and math by the time they reach …

Real Moms on the Realities of Losing the Baby Weight

Real Moms on the Realities of Losing the Baby Weight

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Earlier this month, a group of moms gave birth to a radical idea. Instead of focusing on the perhaps unrealistic pressures celebrities set to lose the baby weight, they decided to embrace their bodies to try to …

Baby’s Birth Captured by MRI, Creating Time-Lapse Movie

Baby’s Birth Captured by MRI, Creating Time-Lapse Movie

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BERLIN) — This is not your average video of a live birth. German researchers have used Magnetic Resonance Imaging to peer inside a woman’s body during labor, a medical first that sheds light on the birth process.
The researchers…

Mother of the World’s First ‘Test-Tube Baby,’ Lesley Brown Dies at 64

Mother of the World’s First ‘Test-Tube Baby,’ Lesley Brown Dies at 64

David De Lossy/Digital Vision(BRISTOL, England) — The mother of the world’s first “test-tube baby,” born on July 25, 1978, died on June 6 in Bristol, England, The New York Times reports.
Lesley Brown apparently died of complications from a gallbladder…

Miami Baby’s Peach-Size Tumor Removed in Womb

Miami Baby’s Peach-Size Tumor Removed in Womb

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Tammy Gonzalez looked back and forth between the ultrasound monitor and the technician’s terrified stare. “Is that on me or the baby?” Gonzalez asked, pointing to the mass resting on her unborn baby’s mouth. Tests con…

Arizona Woman Delivers Own Baby in Car

Arizona Woman Delivers Own Baby in Car

David De Lossy/Digital Vision(GILBERT, Ariz.) — Taylor and Michael Hale were less than a mile from the hospital, but baby Chloe couldn’t wait. The new mom delivered her own baby in the car on the way to the Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbe…

Moderate Drinking While Pregnant May Not Be Harmful

Moderate Drinking While Pregnant May Not Be Harmful

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Drinking low to moderate amounts of alcohol during pregnancy may not have any damaging developmental effects on children five years later, according to new research published Tuesday.But, the authors stressed, preg…

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles Expecting First Child

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles Expecting First Child

ABC/KATHERINE BOMBOY-THORNTON(LOS ANGELES) — Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and husband Justin Miller are expecting their first child.
According to People magazine manager Gail Gellman said, “They are thrilled beyond belief.”
Nettles is due in November,…

Snooki: No Drinking, No Tanning, No Flats During Pregnancy

Snooki: No Drinking, No Tanning, No Flats During Pregnancy

Craig Barritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is trading in GTL — gym, tanning and laundry — for breastfeeding and sobriety. The MTV reality star, who sat down with ABC’s Juju Chang in an interview that aired on Monda…

New Fetus Testing Shows Promise, Raises Ethical Questions

New Fetus Testing Shows Promise, Raises Ethical Questions

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new breakthrough by genome scientists at the University of Washington could be a boon to parents of unborn babies in less than five years.Ultimately, this would allow doctors to test the fetus for up to 3,500 genet…

Preterm Birth: A Public Health Crisis?

Preterm Birth: A Public Health Crisis?

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Roughly 12 percent of American babies are born before 37 weeks gestation, a new study found, landing the U.S. in sixth place behind India, Nigeria and Pakistan when it comes to preterm births.”Urgent attention is needed…

New Baby Genome Mapping to Detect Disorders in the Womb?

New Baby Genome Mapping to Detect Disorders in the Womb?

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — A new, noninvasive procedure may one day allow women to test their unborn babies for more than 3,500 genetic disorders. It could perhaps replace amniocentesis, in which a probe is inserted through a woman’s abdome…

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