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Wife's Miscarriage Led Actor to Relapse

Jonathan Rhys Meyers plans to enter rehab

(Newser) - The wife of Jonathan Rhys Meyers is providing some insight after the Irish actor was blocked from boarding a flight and seen stumbling at Dublin Airport over the weekend, per Dublin Live . In an Instagram post on Sunday, Mara Lane revealed Meyers, a recovering alcoholic, suffered a relapse after Lane... More »

Sylvia Plath Letters Make Dark Allegation About Ted Hughes

Poet wrote that she miscarried two days after he beat her

(Newser) - It's long been known that American poet Sylvia Plath, who was married to the English poet Ted Hughes, suffered a miscarriage with their second child in 1961, a year before the poets separated. But now, unpublished letters Plath wrote to her former therapist and friend Dr. Ruth Barnhouse between... More »

Nancy Kerrigan Shares Her Life's 'Wild Curve Ball'

'Dancing With the Stars' competitor opens up about her pregnancy struggles

(Newser) - "Life throws some wild curve balls at you," said Nancy Kerrigan this week, and she wasn't referring to the curve ball you might suspect. In a tearful interview with ABC News' Abbie Boudreau, the Olympian-turned-Dancing with the Stars competitor opened up about a revelation made during Monday'... More »

She Miscarried at 6 Weeks, Can Sue Her Doctor

Alabama court says wrongful death lawsuit can go forward

(Newser) - A pregnant Alabama woman who suffered a miscarriage at six weeks can sue her doctor for wrongful death, the Alabama Supreme Court has ruled, with judges citing a 2009 state law making it a crime to kill or harm "an unborn child in utero at any stage of development.... More »

Texas Rules Fetal Remains Must Be Buried, Cremated

Whether they're from miscarriages or abortions, no matter the gestational age

(Newser) - Texas women came forward earlier this month to tell their miscarriage and abortion stories to fend off proposed new funerary rules for embryonic and fetal tissue, but sharing their experiences apparently fell short of the mark. Per state health officials, starting Dec. 19, hospitals, abortion clinics, and other facilities will... More »

Your Miscarriage May Have Been Followed by PTSD

Women relive the ordeal through nightmares, flashbacks

(Newser) - Many women report feeling isolated and alone after experiencing a miscarriage, and now research out of Imperial College London finds that many who suffer one fulfill the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Reporting in the journal BMJ Open , the researchers noted their survey of 113 women who had... More »

Woman Dies After Miscarriage, 'Conscientious Objector' Doctor Blamed

Family says Italian woman requested abortion because her life was in danger

(Newser) - The story of an Italian woman who died after giving premature birth to twins isn't turning out to be a straightforward "complications during childbirth" story, with her family now claiming her doctor refused to perform a life-saving abortion, reports the BBC . On Sept. 29, Valentina Milluzzo was rushed... 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 »

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