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Research Confirms It: Morning Sickness Is Good

New study finds it's linked with a lower risk of pregnancy loss

(Newser) - It's dreaded by moms-to-be, but morning sickness is actually a good sign—for the baby, a government study shows, confirming common pregnancy lore and less rigorous research. Women with nausea early in pregnancy were half as likely to have miscarriages and stillbirths as those who sailed through the first... More »

'Heartbreaking' News for Courtney Stodden

The reality-TV star has had a miscarriage

(Newser) - Sad news for Courtney Stodden, who announced two months ago that she was pregnant : She's had a miscarriage, TMZ reports. "It is with a heavy heart to inform you that last week Courtney Stodden suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage," the 21-year-old's manager said in a statement to... More »

Mom Who Miscarried Could Do More Time for 'Homicide'

El Salvador's anti-abortion laws are some of world's strictest, have jailed women who miscarry

(Newser) - When Maria Teresa Rivera, a 28-year-old factory worker in El Salvador and single mom of a young boy, began to bleed heavily and collapsed, her family called an ambulance. She had just miscarried a baby she didn't even know she was pregnant with, and the next thing she knew... More »

Husband Writes of Battle to Get Pregnant With Humor, Honesty

'I have not felt the vertigo of infinity like when we were told our baby was dead'

(Newser) - After trying to get pregnant for three years and suffering a miscarriage in the process, a Cincinnati couple have decided to go public with their story of joy and heartbreak and joy again as they announce not just their pregnancy but the many ups and downs of their path to... More »

Couple's Caffeine Intake Linked to Miscarriage

Multivitamins in the weeks before, after conception also play a role

(Newser) - For all the couples out there trying to do everything just right in the weeks leading up to conception, scientists are now suggesting that not just women but men, too, cap their caffeine consumption at two drinks per day. In other words, healthy sperm are very much a part of... More »

Scientists Find Cause of Repeat Miscarriages

Scientists hope to correct a lack of stem cells in womb lining

(Newser) - For two decades, researchers have been searching for the cause of multiple miscarriages, which afflicts thousands of women. Now, for the first time, scientists say they have identified the culprit and have a possible treatment in mind. Researchers at Warwick University in the UK examined tissue samples from the womb... More »

2 US Women Get Abortions Following Zika Diagnosis

Another two miscarried

(Newser) - Two of the nine pregnant American woman who tested positive for the Zika virus have had abortions, People reports. In one of the cases, an ultrasound showed the woman's fetus had "severe brain abnormalities." Two more of the women have miscarried and another gave birth to a... More »

Zika Virus May Have Caused Two US Women to Miscarry

The women contracted the virus while traveling abroad

(Newser) - Two pregnant American women infected with the Zika virus have miscarried, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. It's the first potentially Zika-related miscarriages in the US, the Washington Post reports. According to ABC News , officials have been concerned the virus could cross through the placenta and... More »

Discovery of Dead Infant Leads to More Babies' Bodies

Sources say woman drunkenly admitted to hiding bodies

(Newser) - Authorities have made a disturbing find in an apartment in Germany: the bodies of "probably seven" infants. Police say a local woman discovered the remains of one infant in an apartment in Wallenfels, near the Czech border, on Thursday. But when officers arrived, they uncovered several more bodies, including... More »

Americans Don't Know Much About Miscarriage

Many don't know as many as 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in a miscarriage

(Newser) - For all its prevalence, miscarriage remains stubbornly taboo. So says Dr. Zev Williams, an OB-GYN and director of the Program for Early and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at the Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He set out to learn about the misconceptions... More »

Miscarriages' Hidden Truth: They're Expensive

Slate blogger writes that the financial toll is often overlooked

(Newser) - About a quarter of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, and we as a society are pretty good about helping women cope with the emotional pain involved, writes Jessica Grose at Slate . But one thing rarely talked about is the financial toll. An uninsured woman can expect to pay between $4,... More »

In El Salvador, a Stillbirth Landed Teen Mom in Prison

She was sentenced to 30 years under country's restrictive abortion laws

(Newser) - In October 2004, 17-year-old Salvadoran Christina Quintanilla was seven months pregnant with her second baby. One night she experienced excruciating back pain and went into labor. "I felt like I couldn't breathe, like I was drowning," she tells NPR . She passed out, only to be found by... More »

Lindsay Lohan: I Had a Miscarriage

Last night's 'Lindsay' finale got a little dramatic

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan's time on reality television may have blessedly drawn to a close , but she went out with a bomb on last night's Lindsay finale, revealing the startling reason behind a two-week hiatus she took from filming. The quote that has everyone chattering, courtesy of Gawker :
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Report: Aborted Babies Used to Heat UK Hospitals

British TV show reveals practice in two major hospitals

(Newser) - British hospitals have incinerated more than 15,500 aborted and miscarried fetal remains over the years, at times to generate power for heat in "waste-to-energy" plants, the Telegraph reports. A UK television show revealed the practice tonight, but health officials beat them to the punch by banning the practice... More »

Pregnant Nurse Fired After Refusing Flu Shot

Dreonna Breton had suffered miscarriages, was wary of vaccine's effect

(Newser) - Dreonna Breton has an 18-month-old son and another child on the way. But the 29-year-old Pennsylvania woman has also suffered three miscarriages. And so when her employers at Horizons Healthcare Services in Lancaster informed its entire staff that a flu shot was necessary, Breton refused. Though she acknowledged that the... More »

Woman Sues Catholic Bishops Over Hospital Miscarriage

Catholic hospitals' abortion rule puts women at risk: lawsuit

(Newser) - A Michigan woman is suing US Catholic bishops after having a painful miscarriage at a Catholic hospital that did not offer her an abortion, the Detroit Free Press reports. In her lawsuit, Tamesha Means says she went to Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon in 2010 when her water broke after... More »

In El Salvador, a Miscarriage Is Considered Murder

Women jailed for decades on charges

(Newser) - Glenda Xiomara Cruz hadn't known she was pregnant when the pain and bleeding started last October. The 19-year-old went to the nearest public hospital, where she had a miscarriage, and had to undergo two operations to save her own life. Then, before she was even out of the hospital... More »

New BPA Danger: Miscarriage Link

Women with highest levels were more likely to miscarry: study

(Newser) - The latest reason to stay far, far away from BPA: A new study links exposure to the chemical to an increased risk of miscarriage during pregnancy. Women were tested during early pregnancy, and those with the highest levels of bisphenol A in their blood had an 80% higher chance of... More »

Paltrow: I Nearly Died During Miscarriage

'Iron Man' star reveals real story behind third pregnancy

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow came clean in a magazine interview about the real reason for having just two kids, saying her third pregnancy ended in a miscarriage that nearly killed her, Sky News reports. "I had a really bad experience when I was pregnant with my third," she said. "... More »

Dark Knight Miscarriage Victim Crippled by Injuries

Ashley Moser was shot twice in the attack

(Newser) - The story of Ashley Moser keeps getting sadder. The mother of the youngest Dark Knight massacre victim, Moser suffered a miscarriage this weekend—and will likely be paralyzed because of her injuries, the AP reports. She was shot in the neck and stomach during the attack. Her aunt, MaryEllen Hansen,... More »

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