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There's Not Much Evidence That Drinking While Pregnant Is Bad

But you shouldn't do it anyway, researchers say

(Newser) - Researchers say up to 80% of pregnant women in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand have had an alcoholic beverage during their pregnancies—some due to the fact that they didn't realize they were pregnant when they threw one back, the Guardian notes. But getting that "positive"... More »

Parents Say They Spotted Jesus in Daughter's Sonogram

Pa. couple marvel at ultrasound photo that shows image that looks like son of God

(Newser) - We've seen Jesus on an apple , Jesus on a power utility pole , and now, out of Pennsylvania ... Jesus in a sonogram. WPMT reports that a couple there whose older two children were born with birth defects found comfort in the ultrasound for their third, which showed not only the... More »

Mom Gives Birth, Then Dies in Freak Elevator Accident

Rocio Cortes Nuñez had just delivered her 3rd child via C-section

(Newser) - A Spanish woman who went to the hospital to birth her third child ended up dead in a horrific accident. The Local reports Rocio Cortes Nuñez delivered a child by C-section on Sunday at Seville's Valme Hospital and was being wheeled from surgery to a recovery room when... More »

To Avoid Premature Births, Women Should Sleep Well

Women with insomnia, sleep apnea more likely to deliver early

(Newser) - A new study suggests that one way to cut down on premature births is to make sure pregnant women get good sleep. The observational study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, found that women diagnosed with some kind of sleep disorder were more likely to give birth early, reports... More »

Baby on the Way for Mindy Kaling: Report

Source says pregnancy was 'unexpected surprise'

(Newser) - Mindy Kaling may have a new project in the works. Though details are scarce, the 38-year-old actress is reportedly pregnant with her first child, per E! News , which received the news from "multiple sources." One "insider" says the pregnancy was an "unexpected surprise," but both... More »

She Delighted Over Her Baby for 6 Hours. Then a Turn

Megan Moss Johnson had a heart transplant 7 years ago

(Newser) - What began as an inspiring story came to a tragic conclusion this week when a 30-year-old Nashville woman who survived a heart transplant seven years ago died after giving birth to her first child, KSDK reports. Megan Moss Johnson, originally of Ferguson, Missouri, gave birth to daughter Eilee Kate around... More »

Pregnant Serena Poses Nude for Vanity Fair

Williams' 'full love story' with fiance Alexis Ohanian is offered up in magazine

(Newser) - Serena Williams is showing off her pregnancy with a nude photo on the cover of the August issue of Vanity Fair , the AP reports. The tennis superstar is seen in profile with her right arm covering her breasts and her pregnant stomach prominently on display. The magazine unveiled the cover... More »

India's Advice to Pregnant Women 'Irrational'

Pamphlets suggests they avoid meat, eggs, and lust

(Newser) - A government pamphlet's advice for pregnant women in India isn't going over well. The booklet titled "Mother and Child Care" tells the women to "detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment, hatred and lust," spurn "impure thoughts," look at "beautiful pictures" to benefit... More »

Study Finds Link Between Fever in Moms, Autism in Kids

Fever during pregnancy may increase odds of autism diagnosis in kids

(Newser) - In a study of nearly 100,000 Norwegian children, those whose mothers reported having a fever or two at some point during their pregnancy were 1.3 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to a report published Tuesday in Molecular Psychiatry . Medical News Today reports... More »

Doctor Harmed Newborn, and It Cost Taxpayers $33M

Dr. Ata Atogho was a federal medical employee

(Newser) - Marla Dixon was a 19-year-old mother-to-be who had gotten her prenatal care from the federally funded Jessie Trice Community Health Center in Miami. Nurses and midwives met with her along the way, and before giving birth to son Earl Reese-Thornton Jr. on Dec. 2, 2013, things had been progressing well.... More »

What It's Like to Wait for a Baby Who Won't Live

Royce Young shares the story of his daughter, Eva Grace

(Newser) - You may have read about Eva Grace Young, whose parents found out at a routine 19-week ultrasound that she had anencephaly and would not live long, if at all, after birth. They made the courageous choice to carry the pregnancy to term and donate Eva's organs, a decision that... More »

Serena Williams Goofed Up With Pregnancy Picture

'It was an accident'

(Newser) - Some thought Serena Williams was being coy when she posted the image last week that announced her pregnancy to the world, then soon after deleted it. But it turns out the tennis star had simply never meant for the picture to go public at all, People reports. The tennis star... More »

Serena Williams Drops a Note to Her Baby

Tennis star 'can't wait' to meet baby she's expecting with fiance Alexis Ohanian

(Newser) - It's been a busy few months for Serena Williams. First the tennis star announced in December she was marrying Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, then she won the Australian Open , and finally, the biggest news of all last week: She's pregnant . Now TMZ reports that Williams is opening up... More »

A New Warning About Gestational Diabetes

Gaining a modest amount of weight in early adulthood ups your risk

(Newser) - The risks of being overweight while pregnant are well known , but a new study says that gaining just a few pounds a year in the years before pregnancy—even if that weight gain doesn't push you into unhealthy territory—sharply raises the risk of gestational diabetes. "Women with... More »

The Jury Is In on Exercising While Pregnant

Experts say despite the old advice, exercise good for moms and fetuses

(Newser) - When it comes to what's best for pregnant women, it seems everyone's an expert. But the actual experts say it's time to filter out the noise and heed this one piece of advice: exercise. In a viewpoint published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association... More »

'If I Had Given Him Just One Bottle, He Would Still Be Alive'

Jillian Johnson opens up about death of Landon due to accidental starvation

(Newser) - Jillian Johnson wishes a happy 5th birthday to her "sweet boy" Landon in a blog post at Fed Is Best —a post in which she publicly opens up for the first time about his death to accidental starvation at 19 days old. "If I had given him... More »

After Devastating Ultrasound, a Remarkable Decision

Eva will be born so her organs can be donated

(Newser) - Keri Young was nearly halfway through her pregnancy when she and her husband learned that the girl she was carrying was terminally ill. Suffering from anencephaly, the fetus was developing without parts of her brain, and in almost all cases these babies die within a day or two of birth,... More »

Couple's Pregnancy Reveal Features 452 Needles

Duke and Diana Walker are due in August

(Newser) - After more than two years of failed attempts, a woman in Texas is finally pregnant, and her heartfelt Facebook post has gone viral with thousands of likes and hundreds of comments. It took, as Lauren Walker writes, more than 953 days, 452 needles, two IVF rounds, multiple miscarriages, and thousands... More »

Why Live-Stream of Pregnant Giraffe Got Yanked Off YouTube

It's back, but not before complaints of nudity and sexually explicit content

(Newser) - It was up, then it was taken down, now it's up again. A live cam trained on a pregnant giraffe at a New York animal center was taken offline by YouTube, but after an appeal, the stream is once again up and running, NBC4 reports. The controversy had swirled... More »

An Aspirin a Day Could Help Some Pregnant Women

Low dose appears to increase chance of live birth in certain women

(Newser) - Inflammation wreaks all sorts of havoc on the human body. One example involves reproduction, because inflammation is behind multiple issues—such as pelvic inflammatory disease and polycystic ovary syndrome—that increase a woman's risk of infertility. So can managing inflammation improve those women's chances of getting pregnant? Researchers... More »

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